Not so long ago I was tagging along on a business trip with Gregg to San Diego, California, 3,000 miles from our home in Virginia. On September 22nd he left our hotel and walked across the street to work and I hopped in our rental car and took myself off to the San Deigo Zoo. This is a place we frequented with our son often when we lived here two decades ago, spending many happy hours with lots of great memories, as seen through the eyes of our then young child.
These are a few of the animals I took photos of. Those I can identify I have provided a link where you can learn more. Click on their names to take you to the zoo's site. You can also enlarge all my photos to get a better look.
The Gorillas are always a must see for me, so human you only have to look into their eyes and see how close a relative we are.
The Orangatans are another amazing primate.
Siamang, a gangly little fellow who comically flopped on his back after this photo was taken. I have another picture of him somewhere, seemingly showing us that he had enough of all the picture taking.
I am not sure what this little monkey is called. If I find out I will identify him at a later date.
The Mountain Lion was out of the exhibit and humans had taken its place. They had quite a few people looking at them for a change and just like me, taking pictures. The shoe, finally, on the other foot.
I saw this little Meerkat on the tour bus at the beginning of my visit. I went on a 30 minute ride where the driver told us all about each animal as we passed by. Later when I actually walked by the Meerkats they were all underground.
The next two photos show the New Guinea Singing Dog
Spotted Hyena taking a snooze.
I saw the lions on the tour bus but didn't get to see them on foot. I did get to take a picture of one though. He was on a poster advertising something, I can't remember what now. I thought he was cute enough to take another visual memory home. It was also time to meet up with Gregg at the end of his work day. I had walked around the zoo from ten in the morning to 4.30 in the afternoon. I still had a long walk back to the exit, all uphill. When I found I was so short on time and that I could take the sky ride, I enjoyed floating in the air for a while and my feet thanked me for it.
There are more photos from the zoo and I will share them at a later date.
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