|Location||Santa Ana, California, United States|
|Land area||20 acres (8.1 ha)|
|No. of animals||250|
|Major exhibits||Amazon's Edge, Colors of the Amazon Aviary, Crean Family Farm, Monkey Row, Tierra de las Pampas|
Joseph Prentice donated land for the zoo with the stipulation that the city must keep at least 50 monkeys at all times, the zoo maintains an extensive primate collection with over a dozen species from around the world.
The zoo is open daily, except for Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving Day.
The hours of operation are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily but guests may remain in the zoo until 5:00 pm year round.
After the property was foreclosed in 1929 and 1931, Joseph Edward Prentice bought the 19.23-acre (7.78 ha) site.
He donated 16 acres (6.5 ha) to the city of Santa Ana in 1949 and stipulated that the zoo have at least fifty monkeys at all times. Construction of the zoo began that year, and it opened on March 8, 1952.
The 1990s had three major events: in 1990, the Flight Aviary was upgraded and renamed the Jack Lynch Aviary; Amazon's Edge opened in 1992; and Colors of the Amazon Aviary opened in 1996.
In the 2000s, the Zoofari Express Train Ride opened in 2000, Crean Family Farm opened in 2004, and Tierra de las Pampas opened in 2010.
Tierra De Las Pampas
Covering 2 acres (8,100 m2), Tierra de las Pampas houses giant anteaters in one exhibit, and greater rheas and guanacos in the larger one, with a footpath between them.
This exhibit, opened on September 1, 1993, replicates a section of the Brazilian rainforest.
A scarlet ibis on a branch in the aviary
Colors of the Amazon Aviary
The 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) Colors of the Amazon Aviary opened on August 1, 1996.
Crean Family Farm
Crean Family Farm opened in July 2004 and focuses on rare, depressed breeds of farm animals.
Ocelot Habitat is home to a breeding pair of Brazilian Ocelots located in 2 linked habitats.
Interactive picnic tables let guests discover the special adaptations unique to ocelots.
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