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The Zoo: San Diego

The Zoo: San Diego

  • Premiered: 
    August 10, 2019
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  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    2nd series in THE ZOO franchise, following The Zoo 
  • Subject Matter: Animal
  • Tags: zoo

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Plot Synopsis

THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO is a one-hour docuseries that takes a behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Zoo Global, whose mission is to save species worldwide while inspiring passion for animals and nature. Featuring two parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global is home to more than 700 species and 6,500 animals. This series introduces audiences to a wide range of animals, including pandas, giraffes, Galapagos tortoises, koalas, elephants, mountain lions, two baby cheetahs that are learning how to be ambassadors for their species and a flock of ostriches known as the "Spice Girls." Viewers watch as California condors are brought back from the brink of extinction, and get an up-close look as Joanne the gorilla celebrates her fifth birthday along with her troop. The series also follows the animal care teams -- keepers and veterinarians at both the Zoo and the Safari Park -- many of whom have dedicated their lives to caring for animals, and the numerous projects and initiatives that place this nonprofit organization at the forefront of wildlife conservation. THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO premiered on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 8-10pm ET/PT on Animal Planet, with back-to-back new episodes.
The sophomore season of THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO premiered on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on Animal Planet. In the season opener, "Baby Miracles," a hippo named Funani welcomes an adorable addition to the family. Staff raise an orphaned koala joey named Omeo. And, after developing an innovative milk formula for elephant calves, a team travels to Kenya to monitor the results.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Left/Right Productions
  • Produced by Copper Pot Pictures


  • San Diego Zoo - San Diego, California USA
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park - San Diego, California USA