Sunday, May 2, 2010

Zoo Two!

You've been waiting all week for this and here it is...the continuation of my trip to the world famous San Diego Zoo.

They say it's all happening at the zoo...

Let's start with the monkeys and great apes

There's lots of great sculpture at the zoo

Nice shot of the flamingos if I do say so myself!

I love capybaras, they remind me of overgrown guinea pigs!

It's a beautiful day for sunning yourself...

...or for snoozing.

The ever popular panda exhibit

Baby panda Yun Zi meaning "son of cloud"

Here's mom Bai Yun

Here is the awesome new exhibit Elephant Odyssey

I know this looks wierd but this exhibit allows you to travel back in time to explore the ancestors of animals that roamed California more than 10,000 years ago.

The area starts out looking like a pond of black goo which eventually recedes to reveal amazing fossils. Kind of like the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

How would you like to find this fella in your back yard? Here kitty, kitty!

I'm watching you!

The Polar Bear Plunge!

Ah, this is the life!

Meanwhile, this guy is up for a swim

Hope you enjoyed your day at the Zoo!

Enjoy this video of the Zoo!

Have a great Sunday everybody!


  1. Hi Bonnie! I love this post! One of these days I am coming out to see you and your fabulous zoo will be on my to-do list! I am playing catch-up...too many baby bottles and diapers here in Grannyland! Loved the birthday post! Isn't that Ewan McGregor a cutie? I will always think of him in Moulin Rouge! I will add Sherlock Holmes to my movies-to-rent list since I didn't see it in the theatre. Hope you are having a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

  2. OH YEAHHH!!! I love this place, and those calybaras.....THEY ARE SOOOO CUTE! Oh Bonnie, thank you for this wonderful trip. I love those big polar bears the best! Our bears at the Como Zoo have been staying in Detroit until the new exhibit is done...they are opening up their doors with the two brothers, Bubba and Binky awaiting us in JUNE! I am off to Como....

    Bisous dearest! Anita

  3. I love the gorillas. I could watch them all day.
    Bet it's been nice in's been nice here...windy, but nice. Have a good one.


  4. Your pics are so dandy I don't even need to go to the zoo. Love the panda and polar bear shots...just wonderful!
    Waving to you from up North in Washington where girls are gearing up for Groovy Girls. Love to have you come on along!

  5. Wow-it's all so beautiful! The animals are amazing! Thanks for sharing-it's not often one gets a glimpse of the San Diego zoo:).



  6. I've enjoyed my trip to the zoo with you. We've visited many zoos since our San Diego days. It's still the best! Of course, now that the children are adults, they do zoos on their own. Are you going to take us to the Wild Animal Park?


  7. Bonnie-Thanks for both parts! I loved seeing the pandas and the polar bear. I love to watch them swim underneath---they are SOOOO huge!

  8. Oh it has been years since I have been to the San Diego Zoo... I would love to get out there this summer. I am only about 65 miles away, it would make a wonderful day trip.. Thank you for the tour Bonnie, it was great! and no walking..
    Blessings, Penny

  9. Hi Bonnie. I loved this continuation of your zoo visit, it looks like a huge place! I am so in love with those cute pandas and I loved the fossils (right up my alley!!). Thanks for sharing:) I hope you are well and wish you a wonderful week as always ~ Tina xx