• Fresno Chaffee Zoo - Fresno, California

      Fresno Chaffee Zoo
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      The third largest zoo in California, the 39 acre Chaffee Zoo has an amazing variety of animals on display, with over 190 species represented. They're all housed in habitats that look very natural, and the entire well-laid out property has an organic feel to it. Even such details as the design and decoration of trash cans suggest a jungle or African village. The impressive sections of the zoo include African Adventure and Sea Lion Cove. The latter features a huge saltwater tank with marine life.

      If you go:
      Open daily 9 to 6. Wheelchairs and strollers available for rent. Try to avoid Fridays, which is a popular day for school field trips. Don't miss the opportunity to feed a giraffe. Next to the zoo is Storyland Fresno, an elaborate fairy tale based playground for kids.


      894 West Belmont Avenue
      Fresno, California 93728 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Fresno Chaffee Zoo
      +1 (559) 498-5910

      Membership Department
      +1 (559) 498-5921