The San Diego Zoo is justifiably widely renowned as a place to see animals.

But it's also a great place to see palms in one of Southern California's most favored climates.

 Crown of  Brahea  spp. Photo by Jack Sayers

Crown of Brahea spp. Photo by Jack Sayers

  Chambeyronia , with flowers and fruit. Photo by Jack Sayers

Chambeyronia, with flowers and fruit. Photo by Jack Sayers

  Archontophoenix .  See why they're called King Palms.  Photo by Jack Sayers.

Archontophoenix.  See why they're called King Palms.  Photo by Jack Sayers.

  Dypsis decaryia , the Triangle Palm. Photo by Jack Sayers.

Dypsis decaryia, the Triangle Palm. Photo by Jack Sayers.