The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park1 in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre (8.1 ha) zoo focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. The Santa Ana Zoo hosts more than 270,000 people annually. The zoo opened in 1952 and is owned and operated by the City of Santa Ana. 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 focus of the Santa Ana Zoo is recreation, education, and conservation. It was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
They2 have been known to let you in for free “just to smash your pennies”.
Machine A in front of gift shop:
2) Spider Monkey
Machine B located in the red barn:
1) Monkey hanging upside-down from a tree branch;
3) Ocelot (miniature cheetah);
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 East Chesnut Avenue
Santa Ana, California 92701
General Information: (714) 836-4000
Zoo Office: (714) 647-6575
Scout or Zoomobile Programs: (714) 647-6562
School Education Programs: (714) 647-6568
Group Reservations: (714) 647-6568
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo: (714) 953-8555
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo Fax: (714) 550-0346
Knowlwood Cafe: (714) 569-0779
Treetop Toys Gift Shop: (714) 542-9650
Santa Ana Zoo
GPS Coordinates 33°44′38.094″N, 117°50′33.11″W