San Diego Zoo

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The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.[2] Its parent organization, San Diego Zoo Global, is one of the largest[better source needed] zoological membership associations in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half-million people.[7]

The San Diego Zoo was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats.[8] It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses and successfully bred the giant panda,[9] although the pandas have recently been repatriated to China.[10] In 2013, the zoo added a new Australian Outback exhibit, providing an updated Australian animal experience. Another new exhibit, called Africa Rocks, opened in 2017.

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