cheetah resting under the mesquite tree

Living Desert Zoo: For Excitement Filled Experience in California

Palm Desert,California, USA


Established in the year 1970, the Living Desert located in Palm Springs is should be on the list of places to see while visiting Coachella valley in southern California. This place was established by trustees of the Palm Springs Desert Museum in order to preserve natural surroundings, desert animals and plants, and educate the general public about life in the desert. The zoo and botanical garden tell the story of natural history in the local areas as well as Africa. You can take great pictures of animals here.

An Alert Cheetah, c
The Cheetah – Fastest Animal in the World
Close-up View of Hornbill
Closer Look at Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

Drawing the attention of kids and adults for over forty years, the Living Desert zoo is home to a variety of plants and animals. With over 1200 protected acres, the zoo houses more than 450 wild animals. One can see a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians hailing from North America and Africa at the Zoo. Right from Dromedary Camel, Grevy’s Zebra, Mexican Wolf, and Reticulated Giraffe to African Crested Porcupine, African Pygmy Hedgehog, American Badger. The highlight of the zoo is definitely the cheetah in the savannah section. This graceful cat (Acinonyx jubatus) is an endangered species and during the day hides in the shade under the canopy of the acacia tree.

There are many birds including Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Acorn Woodpecker, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Black Vulture, etc. as well. One can also spot reptiles like African (Sulcata) Spurred Tortoise, Ball Python, Bearded Dragon, Chuckwalla, Leopard Tortoise, etc. in the Living Desert.

A Close Picture of Wild Cat at Zoo
Wild Cat at Living Desert
Bobcat at the Zoo
Bobcat Walking in the Zoo

Various live animal shows are held to entertain the kids. The Living Desert also has a park for kids, a model train exhibit, tram rides, and amazing hiking trails. A perfect oasis of family fun, you just can’t get enough of the Living Desert!

A Swift Fox Posing for the Camera
A Swift Fox Posing for the Camera


Africa’s Fennec Fox
Africa’s Fennec- Smallest Fox in the World
Ears of Africa’s Fennec
Africa’s Fennec Fox Searching for a snack
An Arabian Oryx
Arabian Oryx- Unicorn of the Desert
Grevy’s Zebra at Living Desert Palm Springs
Grevy’s Zebra- The Largest Zebra in the World
Front View of Grevy’s Zebra
Picture Perfect- Grevy’s Zebra
Grevy’s Zebra Playing in Dust
The Grevy’s Zebra Lazing on the Ground
Photo of Addax Antelope at Living Desert
Addax- The Most Desert Adapted Antelope
A Cheetah Resting Amidst savannah Grass
A Cheetah Resting Amidst Grass, Acinonyx jubatus
Walking Abyssinian Hornbill
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill- Largest Hornbill in Africa
Hornbill With Food in Beak
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Clutching Food in Beak
A Perfect Pose of Cheetah
A Perfect Pose of Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus
Image of Ferruginous Hawk at Living Desert
Ferruginous Hawk at Living Desert
Ferruginous Hawk Pictured inside its Cage
Ferruginous Hawk in a Cage at Zoo

   29.03.2024  by FPImages


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