This is a bit overdue. We visited the San Diego Zoo a couple of weeks ago. Everyone knows that the San Diego Zoo is a must see when in town and having visited a few times before, we never actually made it to the zoo. Well, this time we were determined to do so. However, the cost of admission is pretty steep so it was a bit of a bug to swallow. But hey, we were blowing throw cash as it was so what’s another $100 bucks.
We started out by heading toward the Urban Jungle to see the giraffes, elephants and koalas which were adorable by the way. The kangaroos were off exhibit for the time being so we didn’t get to see them. The elephants were fun and funny. They had, what the zoo keeper called a “giant kong” (like for dogs), that they filled with special treats and the elephants had to get it out with their trunks. Just adorable. The flamingos seemed very fitting given our current living situation. People with Airstreams apparently LOVE flamingos. I can’t say we share the same sentiment. I mean, they’re fun but I am not going to deck our Airstream out in them.
We then headed over to the Elephant Odyssey to see, you guessed it, more elephants! This time we were able to visit with the giraffes which is always fun. They for some reason remind me of my mom. Maybe she liked giraffe prints things, who knows. Anyway, they were fun and adorable. Especially the baby giraffes. Who doesn’t love BABY GIRAFFES.
After the Elephant Odyssey, we made our way to the Asian Passage to see some of the animals of there…not real sure which ones. But we tried to go see the Pandas at the Panda Canyon but good glory there was a one and half hour wait and we are both WAY too inpatient for that nonsense.
Then we wound our way to the Northern Frontier to check out the polar bears. They were kind of dirty but also super cute. I guess it’s hard to keep that white coat clean. They would swim under the water which would have been neat to see but there were a million people standing in front of the glass with their damn selfie sticks trying to snap a photo of them with the polar bear. Those are the people you hear about on the news who fall into the exhibits because they are idiots. I’d hoped to see some penguins here but couldn’t find any. How sad. UPDATE: My sister just informed me that the reason I didn’t see any penguins in the Northern Frontier is because they live in the Southern Hemisphere. See people, this is why I usually Google things before writing (or speaking) because I am not the brightest crayola in the box. Thanks for always looking out for me, Holly!
Next on the map was the Lost Forest. Here we were able to see rhinoceros (had to google that one) and the hip-pop-otamus which are big wrinkly slimy animals. But cute.
We also saw some monkey’s along the way somewhere and then towards the end we headed over to the Discovery Outpost to see Mr. TCP’s favorite animal apparently, the galapagos tortoise. He LOVES anything old so this was very fitting.
You can view the rest of the pictures here in our San Diego Zoo album.