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.