san diego zoo

Posted by susan on October 22nd, 2009. Filed under: getaways.

I am finalizing my Costa Rica trip in December and from what I hear there is going to be some pretty crazy wild life.

The last time I really saw some wildlife was at the San Diego Zoo last year. While the animals weren’t roaming free like they will be in Costa Rica, they were pretty entertaining- at one point, we almost got smashed by a gorilla.

It was rainy when we went to the zoo, which we thought would lessen our experience there, but it didn’t. In fact, I think I took more pictures in that zoo than I did during my entire time in San Diego. So, what better way to continue this post than with a string of animal photos – who doesn’t love those, right?

Among the many animals we saw was a hippopotamus…

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Panda bears, which were adorable, especially the little babies hiding in the trees.

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Pretty in pink flamingos…

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A gorilla on a mission. Right before he sat down, he came charging at us – he stopped right before the glass – but it was horrifying. I couldn’t get a picture without the glass (thank goodness for it) causing a flash, but I had to include this to give you an idea of his size. That’s probably how tall I am standing up.

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Camels, just chilling out…

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And of course, the oh so flirtatious klipspringers. Up close, it looks like they are wearing eyeliner and mascara. They look so dainty, but they are poised and powerful. Apparently they can jump onto a projection the size of a silver dollar with all four feet.

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I absolutely loved the San Diego Zoo. My only disappointment was that I heard they had tortoises from the Galapagos, but they weren’t out the day I went.

Have you ever been to the San Diego Zoo? What were your favorite animals?

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