Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:13

Have Fun at The Living Desert Zoo/Gardens While Visiting Palm Springs!

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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For a relatively small city of around 48,000 residents, Palm Springs has a lot to offer visitors. This unique wonderland in the desert of Southern California is a great place to visit for singles, couples, or families. One of the main attractions in this paradise in the sun is called The Living Desert Zoo/Gardens; in this article we'll explore what this fun place has to offer visitors.

Visit the Animals

When they say this place is a zoo, they're not kidding; there are over a hundred different types of animals at The Living Desert including:

    • Swift Fox

    • African Wild Dog

    • Bobcat

    • Cheetah

    • Desert Big Horn Sheep

    • Dromedary Camel

    • Giraffe

    • Grevy's Zebra

    • Meerkat

    • New Guinea Singing Dog

These are some of the many interesting animals making a living there in the desert at Palm Springs; visitors will be pleased with the mission of The Living Desert as well, which is: "...desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation."

Everyone will enjoy visiting the animals, and by doing so they'll be supporting the conservation and preservation of these great creatures.

Enjoy the Gardens

When visiting the desert, most people wouldn't expect to see such beautiful plants, yet at The Living Desert this is exactly what they'll see! This wonderland has over 1,400 different species of plants for visitors to gaze at and admire.

The plants are sectioned in what are called The Living Desert Gardens with:

    • Geographical Gardens

    • Educational Gardens

    • Taxonomic Gardens

    • Display Gardens

Within these sections are gardens with names such as: Agave, Coyote Cafe, Yuman, Hummingbird Garden at Oasis, Savanna, and Gecko Gulch, to name just a few. Then within each of these there are numerous plants sure to dazzle the eyes and fill the senses with pleasure. Truly, visiting the gardens is sure to be a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Other Fun Activities

Visitors will find The Living Desert contains a multitude of activities for everyone to enjoy; the gardens and animals can be seen and visited along a long trail that winds through and around the park. Along the trail is food and beverages, gift shops, educational centers, an amphitheater, a schoolhouse, picnic areas, and more.

Hiking on nature trails throughout the 1,000 acres of the Sonoran desert where the preserve is located is another activity hardy visitors can undertake; they can also go on camel rides, take the Tennity Endangered Species Carousel, ride on the trackless train, feed the giraffes, or get a massage with champagne!

It's no wonder Palm Springs is such a popular destination for millions of visitors every year with wonderful attractions like The Living Desert Zoo/Gardens. This is truly a place where visitors can have fun in the sun for a day, week, or even a month!

The only thing visitors need is a great place to stay while enjoying fun attractions like this, which is what ModMansions can help with. Visitors can come to Palm Springs and enjoy The Living Desert in style and comfort while staying at one of our luxurious ModMansions; now, that sounds like a great vacation! 

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