Mesa to Pitt 2015

Mesa to Pitt 2015

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Day at the San Diego Zoo!! December 11

Dec. 11 -  Today was our day to take a road trip to the San Diego Zoo (at the recommendation of our son).  This is the most AWESOME zoo ever!!  If you ever get to San Diego, you have to see this zoo.  Here are pictures of some of the animals that we saw..... Enjoy your trip to the zoo!!!


This pond was alive with the color of flamingos!


This guy posed so we could see his beautiful beak



We think this was a young one who was starting to turn pink

Their heads are actually under water drinking.  They turn their heads upside down to drink!




Rhino


Tasmanian Devil


Australian Rainbow Lorikeet


The koalas were so cute!  And they had heaters up in their trees to keep them warm!




Red Kangaroo


Southern Ground Hornbill


Masai Giraffe
This lady is very pregnant - in fact she was due to deliver any minute!

Who me???

This is Penelope - she was born in May 2013!  (Quit laughing Daddy!  Penelope is my sister's name!)
This is the big male in the herd

Nubian Soemmerring's Gazelle



Spotted Hyena


Debrazza Guenon (a kind of monkey!)



Kikuyu Colobus - another type of monkey





Andean Bear

This guy was showing off and eating the plant.

Bornean Sun Bear




Lion-tailed Macaque


Amur Leopard



Mountain Lion or Puma


Jaguar - Black


Snow Leopard



Sudanese Striped Hyena


Bateleur Eagle



Southwest African Meerkat


Yuk!  Rattlesnake!

Camel

Indian elephant - they have the "little" ears

African elephant - they have the big ears


Secretary Bird


Capybara - they look like giant hamsters


Female lion

Never knew they had a spray range!

Ant Eater

Maned "wolf" that really isn't a wolf


Southern Gerenuk - we caught these two in the act of munching on the branches!


Lesser Kudu



Mike chilling with the polar bear

We got there when the polar bears were snoozing instead of playing!

It's a rough life being a polar bear!!!

Siberian Reindeer - just waiting for Santa to come for him!


Arctic Fox



Eurasian  Wigeon


Harlequin Duck

How cool is this duck?!


Zebra



Steller's Sea Eagles - The bald eagle's closest cousin


Andean Condors


Red Panda

The following are "the" famous pandas at the San Diego Zoo!  This is Xiao Liwn


This is Gao Gao









Schmidt's Red-tailed Monkey



Allen's Swamp Monkey


Forest Buffalo


Red River Hog



Looking into the hippo tank!  What til you see the video!!!


Black Duiker


Malayan Tapir



Yuk!  Burmese Python


Fishing Cat - no lie, his real name!


Cardinal Lory



Turtles swimming in the tank

Gharial - they look like alligators with skinny snouts


This is Mike at the 4-D movie

Orangutan

A face only his mother could love!!!

They are all decorated for Christmas









This guy was swimming laps around the other hippo that was standing on a rock.



And now you have toured the San Diego Zoo!  Hope you enjoyed it!

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