We've had annual passes for the World Famous San Diego Zoo for nearly a year now. During that time I've joined the grrrls a few times for excursions to the Zoo's Wild Animal Park in Escondido, but had not yet hit the actual zoo. The weather was fit for a summer day on Sunday, with temps in the mid-80s. Is it really March?
The zoo had just opened a new polar bear exhibit a few days prior, so we hopped in the zoo's Skyfari® to zip across the park to see the bears.
Nice views from up here - Balboa Park's World Exhibition building:
Lookin' down on some exhibit:
Balboa Park's Cabrillo Bridge and the SD skyline:
Celeste and a six month old bear representation. Still much bigger than Juno:
Popping thru the "ice":
Piloting a Bell Jet Ranger:
Oh yeah, and a polar bear - this a female, weighing in at about 600 lbs:
The trip was cut short due to a sick and overheating grrrl. Maybe we'll renew the membership and return in the near future for a longer visit.