San Diego Zoo

I find Meerkats very interesting to watch. They are always looking 'upwards' as that is where they are looking for predators

We did a day trip to San Diego zoo, which was about an hour and a half bus trip from Anaheim. The Zoo was extremely educational and we could have spent a few days here as it was so big. The zoo keepers were very friendly and very informative. We learned lots about different animals including animal husbandry. This was particularly the case with the Elephant keepers where we learnt that the Elephants get their feet pedicure daily (with a metal file) and the Elephants quite enjoy getting their feet 'done'. 

We did the tram tour first around the park, which was not only extremely educational, but also introduced us to the different park areas. The park is very hilly, however, with the tram and cable cars (Skyfari), there are other options to get around the park so the hills were not too bad. There is also plenty of seating and viewing areas to see the animals.

The view from the cable cars, which are a good way to get around the zoo

This gorilla placed his hand against the glass. I thought the picture close up is amazing.

Gorilla hand in perspective

We found interesting and educational signage at most of the exhibits

Colobos monkeys

I love Komodo dragons. I think they are totally fascinating and a 'living dinosaur'. The adults lose their colour and they can't really be kept together as a colony as they tend to fight each other.

These Meerkats looked so cosy!
Californian Condors
Secretary bird, distantly related to vultures , buzzards and kites. It spends most of its time on the ground

A.J was into Macaws when we went to the zoo. This is one of the rarer Hyacinth Macaws

Ah, Flamingoes, they are so beautiful. They sound like chickens though in large groups. You could not feed them here though like you could in San Diego Sea World

An indoor walk-through aviary

There is a whole section inside San Diego zoo devoted to pre-historic animals

There was also a large exhibit of prehistoric animals when we were there (see picture above), which was very educational -and unexpected in a 'living zoo'.

I can't review the food experiences at the zoo as we took our own food (Subway) and ate the food watching the Gorilla's.

Overall, we loved our trip to San Diego zoo. Its truly one of the best zoo's in the world and was very educational. Tripadvisor ranked it as #1 Zoo in the world in 2015 (which is when we went!)

To read more about other theme parks in the U.S.A, please check out the following links:

Universal Studios Los Angeles
San Diego Sea World
Anaheim Disneyland
California Adventure Park

Other animal parks:
Singapore Jurong Bird Park  
Singapore Zoo 

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