Sunday, February 10, 2008

San Diego Wild Animal Park

The San Diego Wild Animal Park is a center for the preservation and display of endangered species. It covers 1,800 acres (730 hectares) in the San Pasqual Valley north of San Diego. The Zoological Society of San Diego, which also administers the San Diego Zoo, opened the park in 1972 to increase public awareness about the need for animal conservation.

This place is indcredible! I can't believe that families don't travel across the country for vacations to see this in the same way they do DisneyWorld/Land! I have never seen such happy and visible animals who seem to have no idea they aren't in their natural habitat! I took so many pictures and video/slideshow but now I am too tired to edit the video tonight after all that walking. I will post a few of my best pictures.

We went on the special "Cheetah Run Safari where a small group of people got up close with a cheetah and watched him run! The Cheetah was so relaxed and purring that they let us take a picture with him!
We were able to feed Lorikeets with little cups of nectar. They loved it and I had one jump on my hand to drink it.
The other tour we went on was the "Journey into Africa" tour which brought drove us throughout a huge area that is made to be very close to the natural habitat in Africa. There was a litter of lion cubs and they were passed out from playing later in the day in an old land rover that was set up in their area.

If you ever get a chance to go to this park DO IT!
Slideshow/video to come...


Susan said...

I love your safari outfit! Very appropriate.

MLE said...

thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

Totally Pawsome! :oP


Anonymous said...

I was just looking over Susan's shoulder at your blog and saw your 'safari' pictures. I would love to go visit there someday!
- Chris