The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

San Diego Zoo

Zookeeper Doug Kresl uses his friendly personality and a few snacks to charm the San Diego Zoo's greater one-horned rhinoceros, Surat. Visitors who buy a Backstage Pass excursion can get close to Surat, pose for photos and touch his rough skin. An inhabitant of the Urban Jungle area, Surat is also watchable from visitor pathways.
Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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