Safari Park Lunar New Year 2023

February 4–5, 2023

Celebrate good fortune this Lunar New Year, a holiday recognized throughout many East and Southeast Asian countries. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, and those born during this zodiac year are known for being calm, agile, and prosperous.


Join us for Lunar New Year and Wild Weekend: Asian Rainforest at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2023. Discover fun activities for the whole family—where we hope you’ll leave feeling inspired by the conservation work you make possible and filled with good wishes for the future!



people hanging wishes on a tree

Lunar New Year Wishes and Good Fortune

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tull Family Tiger Trail

Share your wish for wildlife and hang it on our wishing tree. Get a red envelope with a gift inside, take home a special keepsake, or create your own paper cutting, a celebrated tradition for Lunar New Year, by making a paper lantern or your own pair of rabbit ears!


Ask a Wildlife Care Specialist

  • Select times from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tull Family Tiger Trail

Learn about iconic species throughout our Asian Rainforest Conservation Hub and meet with experts and the wildlife you love.

thorntree terrace

Flavors of Asia

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thorntree Café, Macan Market

Enjoy celebratory specialties and unique Lunar New Year menu offerings all weekend long.

Be a Wildlife Ally

Your support helps saves incredible wildlife through groundbreaking conservation efforts across Asia, combats illegal trafficking of orchids as well as other endangered wildlife worldwide, and protects future generations of iconic species, including orangutan families deep within the Asian rainforest.


Become an Ally for wildlife and support our Asian Rainforest Conservation Hub today.