OC Zoo


Orange County Zoo

1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 973-6847
oczoo@ocparks.com

Open Daily: weekdays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1



The OC Zoo is located inside beautiful Irvine Regional Park in the city of Orange. The Zoo is nestled among the majestic 477 acre wilderness park.

Zoo staff shows children an opossum.The Zoo's focus is on animals and plants native to the southwestern United States. Animals on exhibit include black bears, mountain lions, bald eagle, island foxes, ocelot, red-tailed hawk, great horned owls, porcupine, coyotes, turkey vultures, coati and more. The zoo also features a barnyard with domestic goats, jacob sheep, pot-bellied pigs, doves and pheasants.

OC Zoo - Admission Fee: $2 per person ages 3 years and over; Ages 2 years and under are free

Entry Fee for Irvine Regional Park: $3 per vehicle weekdays and $5 per vehicle weekends (Major Holidays: $7 to $10 per entry as posted)

Please click on "Programs" & "Events & Programs" for a current listing of educational programs and special events offered at the Orange County Zoo.

New! Take an audio tour at the OC Zoo!

Dial (714) 481-0355 on your cell phone to begin the audio tour. Refer to the guide (available below and at the zoo). Enter the animal exhibit number followed by the “#” key. Listen to fun and interesting information about the zoo’s animals. Hear from our animal keepers, veterinarian, education coordinator, curator and manager and learn more about our animals. Discover what our bears get to eat everyday, what the coyotes’ names are, how old our bald eagles are, what treats we give to the raccoon, why are animals are here at the zoo, where they came from, and more fun information! The cell phone tour is free and you can even put it on speaker phone for your family or friends to hear!

News

July 8, 2015 
OC Zoo Welcomes New Bear

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The OC Zoo will introduce its newest animal – a young California black bear – at a special event Saturday, July 25.

The female bear, named Elinor, is believed to be a little more than one year old. Her official welcome will take place at 1:30 p.m. during the OC Zoo’s Zookeeper Appreciation Day event.

Elinor was found last year wandering alone in Humboldt County as a young cub and is believed to have been hit by a car. The cub recovered, but would not have survived in the wild.


August 19, 2016 
OC Parks Mobile App Now Available

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The OC Parks mobile application is now available to download. The new app makes it easy to explore all that the County regional and wilderness parks have to offer.

Using the OC Parks app for iOS or Android, you can easily get outside and find a park near you with the most detailed, accurate maps of all regional, wilderness, beach and historic parks and regional trails operated by the County of Orange. The app also offers detailed park descriptions and photos.

The mobile app lets users easily locate the closest playgrounds, parking and restrooms in each park. Search recent OC Parks news, events and alerts regarding park access, weather, trail conditions and more.


February 10, 2016 
Extended Park Hours Begin March 13

Starting Sunday, March 13, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Laguna Niguel, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine Regional Park opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Wilderness parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round.


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