Wednesday, May 31, 2023

A Visit to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (2023)

It's hard to believe it's been five years since we visited the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, California.

We really enjoyed our first visit in 2018 and thought it was time for a return visit, which we recently did in conjunction with attending the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in neighboring Palm Springs.

The Living Desert Zoo is beautifully designed and landscaped; we rank it alongside the Oregon Zoo in Portland, which we've also been to a couple of times.

These scenic views are near the park entrance.

The giraffe habitat is especially impressive...

...and as can be seen here, the giraffes get very close to visitors!

More views...

I love meerkats!

Guests can walk into the wallaby exhibit and stand next to them, which is both fun and unusual.

Mole rats are rather creepy, but there's a fascinating exhibit which provides many windows into their nurseries and other living areas. 

This Zoo can be visited in a morning; three or four hours is plenty. It's important to go early in the day in the hot months of the year.  The Living Desert Zoo is definitely worth a visit when in the Greater Palm Springs area.


Blogger DKoren said...

I never made it over there, but really wish I had, seeing these lovely pictures. Meerkats are awesome. :-D

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