Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Botanical garden and zoo in Riverside County, California

33 Users like

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Living desert.JPG
The gardens
Date openedMarch 1, 1970[1]
LocationPalm Desert, California, United States
Coordinates33°41′45″N 116°22′13″W / 33.69583°N 116.37028°W / 33.69583; -116.37028Coordinates: 33°41′45″N 116°22′13″W / 33.69583°N 116.37028°W / 33.69583; -116.37028
Land area1,800 acres (730 ha)
(1,720 acres (700 ha) left in natural state)[1]
No. of animals430[2]
No. of species150[2]
Annual visitors350,000[2]
MembershipsAZA,[3] WAZA[4]
Websitewww.livingdesert.org

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States. They are in the Sonoran Desert of the Coachella Valley and Santa Rosa Mountains foothills near Palm Springs, California.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens has been a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1983,[1] and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). It has participated in species reintroduction programs including the peninsular bighorn sheep to the local mountains and returning Arabian oryx to Oman.[1]

  1. ^ a b c d Cite error: The named reference zoo_history was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference desertusa was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference aza_list was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference waza_list was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

Nearby Places

  • Bermuda Dunes, California

    Census-designated place in California, United States

  • Indian Wells, California

    American city in California, United States

  • La Quinta, California

    American city in California, United States

  • Palm Desert, California

    American city in California, United States

  • Rancho Mirage, California

    City in California, United States

  • Betty Ford Center

    Hospital in California, United States

  • Indian Wells Masters
  • La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Indian Wells Tennis Garden
  • Palm Desert High School

    Public school

Explore nearby popular places

Events

Real-time, up-to-date listings for the best in music, sports, theatre and family events.

Find Events
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Share this page