Monday, November 05, 2012

Vacation:San Deigo Zoo

Joel says, "one of my favorite snakes."
While planning this trip and deciding what we were going to do in San Diego for 10 days, the zoo seemed liked a natural choice. The zoo is huge, and literally built on the walls of a canyon. You can walk and walk and walk around the zoo. You can walk and walk and then tram across to the other side and walk some more. You can walk, tram, bus, walk, etc. in any combination you see fit while visiting the San Diego Zoo. It is a beautiful zoo with plants and animals that we have never seen. With all of that being said, my boys were happy with the zoo but not wowed. We didn't see it all and they really didn't want to go back a second day just so they could say that they had. I believe it's because they have grown up at the Oregon Zoo. The local zoo here has done some amazing things over the past ten years to grow and improve. My boys love it and the San Diego Zoo, in their eyes, was no better. A little bit bigger with a few extra animals but that's about it. They did love the aerial tram ride though (which was not my favorite)!

Pretty blue headed bird.
Turtles and Tortoises

Posted this picture already but it's so fun!!

So ugly he is cute!

Okay, this is where I thought the zoo out-did itself. The elephant exhibit was amazing. I took quite a few pictures in this area because my hubby loves elephants but I showed some self control and picked my two favorite to post here.

Jaguar Cub
This bird is beautiful and I can't remember it's name!



This is another exhibit that I could have stayed and watched all day. The gorillas are awe inspiring. This little guy here was getting the GIGANTIC silver-back male all riled up. The big male would go flying around the enclosure, strutting his stuff,  letting us all know who was in charge and this guy would run off and hide. Then he would sneak back out, agitate a few and set the big male off all over again. It was terrifying and hilarious!

Wanting to know if I would be willing to take the above mentioned hooligan off her hands for a bit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

awesome pictures Tiff. Karen.