I spent about an hour and a half walking around the San Diego Zoo late Saturday afternoon. One of the nice things about getting there after 5PM is that many of the animals that spend their days sleeping are just getting going in the late afternoon. Baby hippo Adhama and his mother Funani were out swimming in big circles around their pool. Adhama seemed like he wanted to ride on his mother's back (that's not a rock under him).
I think the hippos like watching the people as much as the people like watching the hippos. I've seen them right up against the glass like this many times.
I think this guy is still mad at me from the last time I took his picture.
The meerkats, on the other hand, seem to really like having their pictures taken.
The flamingos are always fun to watch, no matter what time of day (but early evening is still the best).
The San Diego Zoo has one of the best botanical collections around.
Click here for more images from my short walk around the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, May 28, 2011.
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- Frank B. Baiamonte
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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.