We don’t mind wandering around a zoo for a bit of exercise – certainly the Wellington Zoo offered that being so hilly! Plus we got to see the lovely orange pandas
So we headed way out West to the ocean to the San Francisco Zoo. I think the zoo is quite old, it wasn’t looking run down but perhaps a little bit tired and some of the enclosures could’ve been bigger. Also, I think it was a bad time of day/year to visit too – a lot of animals seemed to be asleep or hibernating – I really wanted to see the snow leopard, but no sign of him, and tigers were hard to spot too.
However there were plenty of characters to watch for a while.
A rhino enjoying the hose, although sad he had no horn
A hippo pooping and shouting in the pool (although mostly funny listening to the little kids shouting “eeeuuuwwwww mom loooook, he’s doing a poop.” Followed not to long after by “eeeeeuuuuuuwwwww don’t look eeeuuwwwww he’s eating it!” (Which he was. Gross.)
Grizzly bears biting/kissing each other and playing with a swimming ring (first time I’ve seen these bears for real)
Caught this teddy on video
Flamingos that looked quite orange! Not sure I’ve ever seen these for real either and they were out in the open with just a low fence so I probably could’ve touched one!