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San Francisco Coastal and Zoo

August 08, 2016  •  1 Comment

COASTAL SCENES

We just had a few hours to take a ride down the coast with family, and stopped at a restaurant overlooking the Ocean.  Lots of Whales about 1/2 mile out to see, but too far to get any photos.  Nice views though.  Nothing beats a Guiness with these views.

 

SAN FRANCISCO ZOO

 

All of the "kids" loved the natural settings of the zoo.  It ws just the right size to consume a few hours without getting bored or tired.  Below are some of the animals of interest. 

ONE OF THE LOCAL PENGUINS

Sea OtterSea Otter

 

THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN THROUGH THE CHAIN LINK FENCE AND HE WANDERED AWAY JUST AFTERWARDS.

King of the JungleKing of the Jungle

 

IN THE AVIARY THIS CUCKOO WAS POSING FOR ME.

Gira Cuckoo (S. America)Gira Cuckoo (S. America)

 

 

THE RHINO JUST WALKED OVER TO THE MIDDLE OF THE AREA AND FOUND THIS SMALL MOUND OF DIRT.  IT GENTLY RESTED ITS CHIN AND I SNAPPED THE PHOTO.  WE SAW PARK MEDICAL PEOPLE CARING FOR OTHER RHINOS THAT HAD MINOR INJURIES.  MOSTLY FROM BUTTING ROCKS ETC.

Black RhinoBlack Rhino

i CALL THIS ONE "KINKY HAIR DAY"!  AN EMU POSING FOR GLAMOUR SHOTS.

Kinky Hair DayKinky Hair Day

ONE FEELS FOR THESE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY ARE CONFINED, HOWEVER WITHOUT ZOOS, THEY WOULD PERISH IN THE WILD.  MANY ARE RESCUED AND OTHERS BORN IN ZOOS SO ARE NOT LIKELY TO FEND WELL IN THE WILD.  THIS GRIZZLY SEEMS BORED WITH IT ALL!

GrizzlyGrizzly

 

PEACOCKS HAVE THE RUN OF THE ZOO AND ARE SEEN EVERYWHERE. PeacockPeacock

 

 

THE HIPPO GAVE US THE BEST SHOW OF THE DAY, TRYING TO CHOMP ON THE BALL.  IT ALSO DID UNDERWATER ACROBATICS (ROLLING OVER) AND JUST WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME PLEASING THE CROWD. Open WideOpen Wide

 

TWO WHITE PELICANS IN A SEA OF DUCK WEED MAKES FOR A NEAT PHOTO,

White PelicansWhite Pelicans

OF COURSE ALL ZOOS HAVE FLAMINGOS, THIS ONE HAS KNEE PADS AND FEET TO MATCH AS IF IT WAS GOING FOR A JOG.

Ready for a run?Ready for a run?

WATCH FOR MORE PHOTOS OF OUR TRIP IN NW CALIFORNIA COMING SOON.

 

 


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Barbara(non-registered)
What a GREAT blog. Fantastic photos, every one.
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