While in San Diego we went to the zoo at least once a week. After the first month we were a bit further away, but still much closer than we regularly are to a zoo.
Every week we would go to the library and check out books about any animal the kids choose. They would read them all week and then we would make sure to see them in person the next time we went to the zoo. Penelope's favorite animal was the flamingo.
The hippos were fun to watch. This particular time the baby kept bouncing up and down by the glass.
The San Diego zoo has been around for 100 years now, that is longer than Disney Land. They had a special show to celebrate.
I love koala bears! I'm not sure if I have a favorite animal, but if I did it might be these. They are just so cute. They are almost always sleeping when we see them. But this particular time the trainer was in there feeding them so they were awake.
We talked about how much we like the rhinos. Bob thinks it is because they look like a dinosaurs.
The giraffes are always pretty.
Most of the time the polar bears aren't near the glass, but this time they were playing and swimming near the window.
Every time we went Leon wanted to see the lions. We sat and stared at the sleeping lions (they are usually asleep too) for at least 10 minutes, and just went we were getting ready to go they got up and started walking around. He loved it!