The Santa Ana Zoo
The Santa Ana Zoo opened in 1952 and has at least 50 monkeys, a rain forest, endangered species, an aviary, an electrical train and a children’s zoo. There is plenty to see and do. Visit the Crean Family Farm where you can peek through farm doors and learn about life on an Orange County farm while you touch and feed the animals.
Hop on the Zoofari Express and travel throughout the zoo for a scenic ride. Visit the Conservation Carrousel, where children learn about the value of environmental conservation through the preservation of endangered animals while on the carousel.
Located in beautiful Irvine Park, The Orange County Zoo is nestled among 477 acres. Watch bears, mountain lions, bald eagles and island foxes. There’s also ocelots, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, porcupines, coyotes, turkeys and more interact with each other in their habitats. The Zoo’s focus is on animals and plants native to the southwestern U.S. With an extensive collection of native plants, you will find many interpretive plant signs. In addition to the traditional Native American usage of the plant. Visit the barnyard, where a variety of domestic animals are available for petting or feeding through the fence.