The World Famous San Diego Zoo

February 6, 2013 § 2 Comments

I’ve always loved going to the zoo. When I was a child in China, the zoo was my favorite place. When I see it now, I realize that it is quite a sad zoo where animals are kept in cages and are not properly taken care of.  When I was small, though, I thought it was the best place.  After I moved to the States, we were fortunate enough to live close to St. Louis, which has a fabulous FREE zoo.  Yes, free admission!  We went practically every month until my sister was 8.  Now, I live near probably one of the best zoos in the world.  While admission is not free, Drew’s parents have memberships so we’ve been able to go a a couple of times with their free passes.

This time, I really wanted to see the baby panda, Mr. Wu. He’s just a few months old, and is only on display in the mornings. So we got up bright and early, met Drew’s parent’s at their house, then drove down to the zoo. Mr. Wu apparently decided it was too early to say hi to all his visitors as he was napping inside a tree trunk. Still, the zoo has so many fun things, we had a wonderful time. I loved watching the gorillas getting a snack and the hippos playing in the water.  We will have to come back when the new outback exhibit is ready and hopefully Mr. Wu will be less sleepy :)
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