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  • Address: 47900 Portola Avenue
  • Hours: October 1 to May 31 9am - 5pm, closed December 25. Summer Hours: June 1 - September 30 8am - 1:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: US$12.50

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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Palm Springs’ Living Desert Zoo & Gardens presents animals and botanical gardens in the Sonoran Desert.

Focusing on flora and fauna from desert landscapes around the world, the living desert includes replicated gardens from Africa and North America.

The Mojave Garden replicates the high desert, while bighorn sheep, lizards, mountain lions, bobcats and amphibians are joined by exotic giraffes and meerkats in the Africa section.

Take a wander through cactus and agave gardens, wildflower and palm gardens, yucca and salvia gardens . You’re bound to be inspired by the drought-tolerant planting schemes.

Practical Info

Visiting early in the day is the best time to see animals up and about, or stay on till sunset when the nocturnal animals come out to play.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens are in the Sonoran Desert south-east of Palm Springs, in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

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Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the best of Palm Springs on this day trip from Los Angeles by air-conditioned coach. Enjoy spectacular views aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.99

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