Santa Ana Zoo

1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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The Santa Ana Zoo is in Prentice Park. It’s most famous for a provision in its deed that it always must keep at least 50 monkeys on the premises—if it’s any less, the Zoo must disband and the city must sell the property to the highest bidder and face “eternal shame in hell,” per the deed. Feral pigs, giant turkeys and lemurs, oh my! Santa Ana Zoo is a virtual haven for people who love staring at animals in cages. And for those of you out there who really like to pet these creatures of the wilderness, The Crean Family Farm is on the premises, complete with petting zoo and fun animal facts. You can feed the sheep and the goats. But whatever you do, don't feed the ducks! And there are also a couple of anteaters that were the subject of a lame political battle a couple of years ago.

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