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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday Morning at the San Diego Zoo

Apparently San Diego got as much rain in the 24 hours up to Saturday evening as it usually gets in the entire month of November.  It continued raining during the early evening, and then Sunday morning was bright and clear, and not even all that cold. Perfect day for a walk around the Zoo.


On my way down the Tiger Trail I stopped to check in on the crocodiles, but they were way back in their heated caves.  I did spot this one turtle sticking his head up above the surface of the water.




Bullet the Fishing Cat was wandering around, looking rather relaxed now that he has the place to himself.  I did have to wait quite a while for him to get into the sun, and then quite a bit longer for him to open his eyes and look towards me.




The Malayan Tiger cubs and their mother were in a jumble in their heated cave.  Every now and then one of them would look up for a second, then it was back to sleep.



Here are Christopher (r.) and Conner (l.) out in the sun waiting for some chunks of fresh beef heart.




I spent a couple of hours up with the Polar Bears on Sunday.  According to the Zoo website polar bears are patient hunters who will often wait hours for a seal to emerge from an air hole in the ice.  It seemed like I had to wait hours to get some of these pictures, but that's part of the fun.  Here's Kalluk playing in the water.




Tatqiq seemed like she wasn't sure she wanted to go into the water, but she did eventually.




Kalluk came over to the new feeding area to get some fresh fruits and vegetables from Lindsey.




It took her a while but eventually Tatqiq decided she should join in on the snacks, and swam over to the fence.




Visitors to the Zoo just love to get right up to the glass when the bears are in the water. You do get quite a view if you're in the front row.  So does the bear.




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