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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Labor Day Walk Around the San Diego Zoo

Here are a few images from a short late-afternoon walk around the San Diego Zoo on Monday, Sep 6th.








I've spent a lot of time at the Tiger River enclosure, enough to notice that the average Zoo visitor stays no more than a few minutes, even when the tigers are out and visible. If the tigers are not out they'll generally mumble something and wander off. I just back myself into a corner with a good view and wait - it generally is worth it. On Monday, after waiting well over 15-20 minutes this was still all I saw.




After another 8 or so minutes there was finally some movement.




Another 7 minutes or so and she's finally up for a walk, but she did have to stop and smell the flowers.




Finally.




This one was hanging out just over the hippo pool.




It's hard to believe this is a comfortable way to nap.




The meerkats are always fun to hang out with.




Late afternoon seems to be a good time to check out the koalas, they're actually awake.




Click here for more images from a late afternoon walk around the San Diego Zoo.
  

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff Frank. Looks like it was a very productive afternoon. I like 'em all but the water lilies were my favorite. I'm thinking of going to the Denver Botanic Gardens tomorrow, where they have water lillies too.

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