Zoo in Oxnard Shores


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  • America's Teaching Zoo
    Kiska the wolf was the first wild animal to roam the grounds at Moorpark College. She soon became part of the Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program. With the addition of landscaping and enclosures that mimic natural habitats, the program transformed into a 5-acre zoo with primates, coyotes, emus, and an African lioness. The zoo currently houses almost 135 animals and caters to students in the EATM. In addition to class work, they visit the zoo daily, learning how to train and care for exotic animals. Patrons can witness these interactions with the animals at the shows or during the animal demonstrations where student trainers present animals performing behaviors they have trained.
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    7075 Campus Road
    Moorpark, CA US
  • Gibbon Conservation Center
    Classified as small apes, the endangered gibbon hails from Asia where it acrobatically launches itself across distances of up to 40 feet, easily leaping through trees or to the front of a long checkout line of holiday shoppers. At Gibbon Conservation Center, visitors can revel in up-close glimpses of more than 40 gibbons representing five different species. As visitors stroll through the grounds, they can listen to the musical mammals–known as the songbirds of the primate family–croon in high-pitched but melodic yawps. They can also learn about the 36-year old center's efforts to conserve the endangered primates through public education and conservation.
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    19100 Esguerra Road
    Santa Clarita, CA US
  • Wildlife Learning Center
    The nonprofit Wildlife Learning Center populates its ancient olive grove with more than 50 species from across the globe, teaching visitors the value of conservation while raising funds for wildlife sanctuary and public education through its Wildlife Learning Foundation. Alongside a circular walking path, a menagerie of animals, including lynxes, arctic foxes, kinkajous, and college sports mascots, frolics within landscaped enclosures. Throughout the afternoon, friendly biologists give training talks on the hour and facilitate up-close interaction with various critters. The zoo also hosts children's camps and birthday parties for precocious naturalists to ensure a future generation of nature-savvy citizens.
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    16027 Yarnell Street
    Sylmar, CA US
  • Roar Foundation Shambala
    In dire need of some fresh air and light exercise? Make your way to Roar Foundation Shambala in Acton. When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this park has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger. Grab the kids when you head to this park — its family-oriented atmosphere perfect for the whole clan. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    6867 Soledad Canyon Rd
    Acton, CA US
  • Heritage Square
    Enjoy the finest art Oxnard has to offer at Heritage Square. Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this museum's restaurant. Bring the whole family to this museum, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    715 South A Street
    Oxnard, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
    Like most of the 500-plus other creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, Duncan runs, blinks, and growls. Unlike his fellow animals, however, Duncan isn't real. The life-like Tyrannosaurus Rex, Lily the Duckbill, and Baby Triceratops Tulip star in a lively 15-minute "cooking show" that reveals how zoo animal diets are created. This compassion is on display throughout the 30-acre zoo, where critters such as female Asian elephants, California condors, and Chilean flamingos roam in open, naturalistic habitats. Elsewhere on the grounds, guests can ride around the zoo's perimeter in replicas of C.P. Huntington trains from 1863, marvel at stunning Pacific Ocean views or hand-feed domestic sheep. More hands-on experiences are afforded through the zoo's behind-the-scenes packages, such as the Keeper for a Day program, where visitors work alongside pros as they train and clean up after animals. Along with the daily sights available during visiting hours, the zoo hosts events, camps for youngsters, and overnights, where participants can sleep beside the lion exhibit, across the street from the beach.
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    500 Ninos Dr.
    Santa Barbara, CA US

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