Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Favorite: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park (they just changed their name from the Wild Animal Park) is a great place to take kids. It started in 1969 as an animal breeding facility and started taking patrons in May of 1972. As a non-profit park, every dollar spent goes towards the 1800 acre park and it's inhabitants. They have a breeding program that has made records as well as helped endangered species start to slowly climb back up in numbers. They have one White Rhino, of which six are in existence. As Jim, our tram tour guide said, "It's a sad fact that they will become extinct in our lifetime. :(

On to something less sad...

I have toyed with the idea of getting a membership to the Park for a few years now, and this year I think it's time. Genny is old enough to enjoy the experiences, and it's a good day's worth of fun a half hour away. Today was our first trip with our membership and there will be plenty more to come. We'll see how many times I blog about it before Thomas comes home... :)

Enjoy the pics and if you're in the area, check it out!

Lorikeet Landing: You buy a cup of nectar and the birds land on you to eat it.

Genny had one on her head! She didn't freak out the second time it happened and actually laughed!

They are doing a new thing with the elephant exhibit: They hide the food for the elephants and at 11:30am they let them out to go and find it. It was great to see all the elephants finding the food; there were four babies to see!

We were excited about the tram tour!

Glenn was tired and ended up falling asleep while we were on the tram tour.

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