Largest Zoos in the World
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is internationally known for its commitment to conservation, protection and, yes, exhibition of animals and plants throughout the world. Covering about 100 acres, the zoocontainsmore than 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. The zoo is also famous for its work with breeding endangered giant pandas. Along with a 1,800acreSafari Park, the zoo offers a globalconservation programknown as The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. This organization works in preservation, gene banking and disease control for animals in the wild. The zoo also has anadoption programthrough which anyone can adopt an animal, supporting both efforts in the wild and the animals in the park.