Zoo: Reptile Walk Opening Day

The signage for the San Diego Zoo’s newly opened Reptile Walk.

To celebrate July 4th, I decided to take a trip to the San Diego Zoo to experience the opening day of their new Reptile Walk area. While there, I tried to remember what I had done on July 4th the previous year. Oddly enough, I did the exact same thing. I went to the zoo that day to take photos of the zoo’s old reptile and amphibian houses for a post about their collection of tropical frogs. Strange how things work out. Anyhow, read on to view the slideshow of the zoo’s newest attraction. Continue reading

Zoo: Garden Fest Tweet-Up

Zookeeper Kelli balances a female New Guinea stick insect while pointing out the males on display.

The Garden Festival was a recent weekend-long event at the San Diego Zoo to bring the flora and fauna of our backyard into the spotlight, hosted over Mother’s Day weekend. There where many booths lined up along Front Street that were offering gardening tips, hands-on demonstrations and special sales. Special behind-the-scenes experiences offered tours of the zoo’s extensive collection of vegetation from around the globe. The zoo also decided to organize a tweet-up for their loyal Twitter followers, but what was the subject matter?

Read on to find out.

Continue reading

Zoo: Australian Outback and More

Clearly one of Asia's finest, a domestic Bactrian camel.

When I first conceived of this blog about a year ago, I envisioned cruising around the zoo and Safari Park and returning home to update readers about new comings and goings. I’ve done a bit of this, but I’ve also spent a lot of time highlighting specific areas and/or experiences for people who have never been to the zoo. This will be the first of a new type of entry that will read more like a trip journal than would a comprehensive guide to, oh I dunno, the Children’s Zoo. Read on for what I discovered this weekend.

Continue reading

Safari Park: Butterfly Jungle Tweet-Up

To celebrate the opening of the annual, month-long Butterfly Jungle event, the Safari Park had planned to host a special preview exclusive to Twitter followers with cool insect experiences and a private stroll amongst the butterflies. However, something, something, Of Mice And Men and plans.

Rather than going down a week before the event was opened to the public, the tweet-up was postponed until Sunday, April 1 at 5 p.m. Since Butterfly Jungle was already accessible to anyone with park admission, the plan was to still offer some up-close bug encounters and maybe a little education from the Safari Park’s wonderful and knowledgeable keepers. However, something, something, Of Mice And Men and plans again.

Maybe it was because 100 freaking people showed up! There were like seven people that attended the Cheetah Run Tweet-Up last June––and three of them were in my group. Seriously, we were two feet away from a cheetah. No offense to butterflies, but c’mon …

So since the aviary was teeming with people, the education and stick insect ogling didn’t happen. Instead, we got to enjoy Butterfly Jungle without too much of a wait. Scroll down for some photos, and read last year’s entry for more details (my first post!).

On your way out, check out the official photo contest on the SP’s Facebook page with images that are far, far, far better than mine.

Zoo: An Intimidating New Statue

I went to Elephant Odyssey last weekend and I noticed some new statues. Most of them are pretty straight forward, but this one seems like a strange choice. In case you can’t make it out, the prehistoric-looking leopard is looming on a rock right above the pronghorn exhibit, about to pounce inside. One pronghorn is watching at all times.

Zoo: Feeding the Giraffes

Feeding the Masai giraffes at the San Diego Zoo.

In all of my many trips to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, one thing I had yet to do was feed the giraffes. I had always intended on it, but it just never seemed to materialize. Last weekend, I finally made it happen. Read on for the ins and outs of giraffe feeding.

Continue reading

Safari Park: Bats!

Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been hyping the opening of the new bat house at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park since last spring. Well, after a few delays, the new bat house is open for business and I was able to check it out last weekend. Read on for my thoughts. Continue reading


Rent a Car Without a Credit Card
Top car park
McCann Investigations
Social Media Integration
Top 10 Car Rental Companies
Chance to Earn 1 Million Points
Car Store in Gilbert
Hotels in Singapore
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.