||The Santa Ana Zoo is a popular zoo that was first opened in the year 1952 in the land that was donated by a local citrus grower named Joseph Prentice. This were two conditions of the donation right before the zoo was built. One is that the name of the zoo will be named after and there should be at least fifty monkeys that will be displayed inside the zoo.Today, the zoo owns a lot of money and there are thousands of visitors come annually to visit and enjoy the zoo. The Santa Ana Zoo display 90 species, 35 exhibits and 249 individuals.|
The zoo has a lot of exciting rides and activities that will keep children very interested. One of the best rides that children and adults enjoy within this park is the elephant rides. As you all know elephants are large species of animals and they can carry you on their back easily. This is one of the best attractions of the place. The elephants are well kept and fed by the zoo keepers, so they are always ready for fun and action. These elephants are very lovable and they love people, because they are trained with people around, so they do not panic especially when there are lots of people watching them. The zoo keepers ensure that these elephants are safe around lots of people.
The Santa Ana zoo that was located inside the Prentice Park at Santa Ana, California is about a 20-acre zoo, so it is really perfect for the whole family. You kids can personally pet the animals and learn about real farm life. This is the best way for you to teach your kids how to care about animals and other species around them. If you want something that will keep your family busy this weekend, then why not visit the Santa Ana zoo for a change.
Aside from the elephant rides, your children can also enjoy all miniature rides, the Crean family farm and the children zoo. If you are already tired strolling the park. You can rest and relax for while at the garden while the kids enjoy climbing on the play area and the snack bar. This is the best way for all parents to introduce their child to all the wonders inside the zoo. They will learn to care and appreciate animals and their environment.
The whole visit to the Santa Ana zoo will take you about three to four hours or more. The more time you spent inside the Santa Ana, the more your children will surely enjoy. If you are looking for real fun and excitement for your children, then Santa Ana Park is worth visiting. The parking is for free and the admission to the zoo is very affordable for the whole family. The place is both for the little ones and for the grownups, so both children and adults will surely enjoy the place. You can give your children the best weekend every without the need to spend huge money from your monthly budget.
Riding Zoo Elephants
Adults and children pay $5 for an elephant ride at the Santa Ana Zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The rides are available from October through April.
Santa Ana Zoo Information
Zoo Address: 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Zoo Office Phone: (714) 836-4000
Recorded Zoo Information: (714) 835-7484
General admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, and children under 2 are free; visitors age 60 and older pay $5. After 2 p.m. on weekdays (non-holidays), the entrance fee is half price. Free admission for Santa Ana residents is on the third Sunday of every month.
For more information on directions to and from the Santa Ana Zoo, visit http://www.santaanazoo.org/visinfob.htm
For more information on public transportation to and from the Santa Ana Zoo, visit www.octa.net.