Wednesday, January 11, 2012

San Diego Zoo

For Christmas my mom got us memberships to the San Diego Zoo. It includes access to the Zoo and the Safari Park. Ty is still looking for a job so he has some extra time. We decided to use that time to hit both places this last week.
First we went to the Zoo in San Diego:
(Don't worry, these aren't real animals, I know you were probably wondering haha)
Look closely at the picture below, you may see that this lion has sprouted an extra knee! :-)

One of Ty's favorite animals is the rhino, so he was excited to see them so close:

This was the main reason I wanted to go to the San Diego Zoo. The Pandas!! The exhibit is cool and the pandas were walking around everywhere!!! I was so excited. It was just about closing time so they were trying to take the pandas inside. I'll make sure we can watch them longer the next time we go. Every time I think of pandas I can't help but think of my sister, Wendy. (And Annie feeding them on their way to school haha, love you Wend)
Seeing a peacock walking around made me feel like I was back at the Hogle Zoo.
One other really cool part at the zoo was the koala exhibit. They look so soft and fluffy! I kept asking Ty if I could take one home, but he wouldn't budge.
This park is a lot more spacious than the zoo. The animals are more spread out. You can take a tram ride through the African animals and many of them are all in one enclosure. It's much more of a natural habitat for them I guess.
I don't know about you, but every time I have ever seen a lion, it has been sleeping. I was so shocked when I walked around the corner and saw this lion standing up, eating. It was so awesome!! Definitely one of the highlights of this zoo.

Here's Lindsey very interested in the animals while we were on the tram:
This park is very spacious and pretty:

Here was my absolute favorite part of the Safari Park, the gorilla exhibit. They have the CUTEST baby gorilla there. The gorillas were very active and walking around. The one in this picture was actually beating his chest!! It was so much fun and I can't go back to watch them longer:

I hope you all are doing well. If you want to come enjoy these zoos, come on down! (I get in for free so I'm willing to go whenever haha) What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?


Contact: Ashley Mills said...

So jealous, I love all of the pictures!!

Wendy said...

I can't believe you saw a panda. I need to come back!

Adiel Cloud said...

I've heard that zoo is wonderful! Fun photos!

Annie said...

You know thanks to us the Panda's didn't starve. :D Oh good ol times. I actually still think of the pandas everytime I pass the tree we used to feed them with. :D Glad to hear you are doing good Jez B!!