15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
Phone: (800) 407-9534
Get your cameras ready: stepping into Lorikeet Landing at San Diego Zoo Safari Park guarantees to get you some of the best shots of the day. Kids (and grownups) hold little cups of sweet nectar, and the colorful parakeet-like birds alight—on arms, shoulders, even the top of heads. It’s not just a visual stunner; it’s fascinating too, as kids can learn how these brilliantly hued birds delicately lap up the nectar with their little tongues, just like a kitten.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a wildlife sanctuary in Escondido, is home to 2,600 animals, making it the best way, short of boarding around the globe, to watch rhinos, lions, gorillas, and other exotic wild animals roam in enormous, naturalized enclosures. The Safari Park is a sibling to the famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park; consider buying combo tickets that allow you to visit both attractions.