Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

polar bear

At first thought, a polar bear in sunny San Diego seems curiously out of place. But at the Zoo, you’ll discover that polar bears are right at home, and every day is an Arctic summer day. The focal point of the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge is, naturally, the pool. From the underwater viewing room, you can see how agile and playful these Arctic bruins really are. In fact, they’re known to swim right up to the glass to check out all the humans on display. Other interactive elements at the Plunge include life-size polar bear statues and a polar bear den to crawl through. Watch the action daily on Polar Cam. Note: Polar Bears will be off exhibit May 14-18, during exhibit maintenance.