Monday, April 28, 2008

San Diego Zoo

The kids and I scored some free passes, so we headed out to the Zoo yesterday.
It was BLAZING hot - like July hot - high nineties for much of the day and I was pretty miserable.
Looks like most of the animals were too... they were either holed up in the darkest, shadiest corners they could find (they had more sense than us humans), or just sprawled out, motionless...

There's a tiger back there, I swear!

This poor bastard looks like he fell off the cliff behind him...


This panda was sprawled out on the rapidly-melting remnants of artificial snow that the keepers had provided for them that day. Apparently they only give the pandas one "snow day" a year. I was thinking it must suck to be a panda in San Diego - until I saw the Polar Bears (no pics though)...



Holy crap! That animal's actually moving! Quick! Take a photo before he passes out!


Obligatory Meerkat shot...



By far, the coolest shot of the day... those guys were NOT coming out of that water...

We stuck it out for about 5 hours, saw most of the exhibits (lingered in the covered ones), then had to retreat to the truck and its ice-cold A/C. I was actually looking forward to that hour and a half ride home...

3 comments:

Hammer said...

the turtles are my favorite!

Julie said...

Truly awesome pictures.

DirtCrashr said...

Cool hippos! That hyena looks like he's enjoying it, and probably is.