Lions & Tigers & Bears! Oh My!


Yes we saw them all!
Hi all, wanted to share our visit to the San Diego Zoo in early May.  We had been in San Diego 2 days and still had not seen the sun, actually it was about 55 and rainy. This is not what I had heard about San Diego weather!

I figured with Kevin’s love for animals we would be there 2 hrs max, but he quite enjoyed it and we were there in our rain gear for 4-5 hrs!

First stop were the reptile exhibits – I thought maybe we should face this snake thing head on! 😲 There were some pretty crazy things in there from turtles to frogs to lizards of all kinds and of course the snakes. Big ones, little ones, poisonous and not… every one had a write up and he read everything.
The one that got me was the Komodo Dragon. This is the largest lizard
and is also venomous. They will eat almost anything, including carrion, deer, pigs, smaller dragons, and even large water buffalo and humans. Uh, ya, let’s move on!

Komodo Dragon

We moved throughout the various sections of the Zoo, what a fabulous place. Here are a few fun facts about SDZ:

  • Its well known for its lush, naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters
  • is home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals
  • Has prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 plants.

Being one of those rainy, dreary kind of cool days, most of the animals were napping.

Others were going about their usual business, and some were quite intrigued with all of us on the other side looking in on them.


We did get to see the lions have their afternoon snack, several pounds of raw meat.

The jaguar, cougar, snow leopard and tiger were also great to watch

I’ll finish out this post with a little slideshow for more of my favorite pics

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