I'm no fan of zoos (poor caged animals!), but I think it's worthwhile to visit one every so often. The Wild Animal Park isn't your typical zoo. It began as a breeding facility, so that its sister facility, the San Diego Zoo some 30 miles to the south, wouldn't have to take animals from the wild. Many of the animals at the WAP roam large areas. Some areas are so big that your only opportunity to see animals is by taking the tram. It's nice to see tigers, lions, elephants, rhinos and other beasts have some space in our modern world.