San Diego Zoo

We’re certainly glad that we decided to go to the San Diego Zoo on a weekday.  The place was jammed with people and what seemed like entire school districts. 

The zoo is well known for its animals, but their foliage is also amazing.  The entry to the zoo is guarded by a pair of large topiary elephants.


From this aerial view (taken from the Skytram) you can see how green the place is. Note:  The large netting area is one of the many aviaries.


To get acquainted with the layout of the zoo, we took a guided bus tour.  On that tour we learned that we needed to pay close attention to the “uphill” and “downhill” path designations on the zoo map. 

The koala exhibit had its share of cuteness.


How about the world’s largest rodent.


The elephants were playing with a large assortment of toys.  This one has a carrot filled ball that, when rolled drops a few treats.


For every animal that you recognize, there are ten that you didn’t know existed.  Here’s the blue crowned pigeon – yes pigeon.


And the giant anteaters –


and a few more photos





And the oddest of them all —


3 Responses to “San Diego Zoo”

  1. Sister says:

    One of the best things about being retired is that you can go to “field trip” hot spots and NOT be in charge of any kids!! I always love the feeling. Don’t you?

  2. Kiri says:

    Hey Guys!! Just now noticed the comments link… I have been keeping up with your travels and it looks like you are having a great time! We got your message on Easter. We were at Nola’s and didn’t get home till late. The kids hunted eggs and we ate and drank as per the usual family get together. We miss and love ya’ll. Keep us posted and have FUN!

    Love ya- Kiri

  3. Rick and Tinka says:

    When neither family answered, we figured you all were together. I imagine the girls enjoyed hunting Easter eggs. Thanks for making a comment.

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