There are a few new kids (er, four-legged, winged and fuzzy creatures) on the block, and they’re ready to meet their neighbors—that’s YOU.

This summer the San Diego Zoo will roll out six new habitats called Africa Rocks, featuring a variety of African species not normally associated with the region, from the coast to the forests. The first region, Cape Fynbox habitat, opens July 1 with other areas debuting throughout the summer.  Here’s what else to look out for on your next visit to the zoo:

  • Ushering you into each new habitat are rock formations unique to their native regions—from the craggy granite outcroppings of the kopje to the jagged tsingy rocks of Madagascar. Geology has never been this fun!
  • With each ticket purchased you’ll be supporting the Zoo’s conservation efforts. Many species in the new Africa Rocks (like the adorable African penguins) are threatened or endangered. The San Diego Zoo—with your help—is working to save them from extinction.
  • Regularly profiled on “best of” lists, the San Diego Zoo strives to peak visitors’ interests in species preservation and biodiversity. You’ll be wowed by the jumping lemurs, dwarf crocodiles and bee-eating birds. Don’t forget your cameras.

Ready to party…with the animals?

Hear What Other Parents are Saying:
“Have visited this zoo for many years and this last visit was the first time I took my kids, ages 5 and 8. They loved it and the whole family had a blast! Will definitely be back!”

— Pebs8
“We visited the zoo after hearing about it from friends. It was awesome. So many animals that I had never seem before. The Pandas were beautiful and so popular. It is really good to see all the efforts the zoo puts into conservation.”

— Madamshalet