Hanging with the hippos at the San Diego Zoo…

Spend the day with the hippos at the San Diego Zoo!

Spend the day with the hippos at the San Diego Zoo!

San Diego is one of those destinations that really has it all – perfect beaches, great shopping, an exciting bar and restaurant scene and a zoo! But it is not just any old zoo, the animals are not confined to cages or bare enclosures and as you walk through the luscious grounds you might see a giraffe pop it’s head through the trees or see the rustling of some leaves and notice playful monkeys up to mischief. No, the animals are not roaming free but they are in huge open spaces so you can observe them in a (nearly) natural habitat. It was the San Diego Zoo apparently who came up with this concept, and seeing the huge variety of animals that they have in a natural and large space is a fantastic experience. I spent the whole day at the zoo, walking around in the sunshine and taking in the many experiences – from Monkey Trails that recreate the rainforests of of Asia and Africa to the Elephant Odyssey and the Tiger River. There are also Giant Pandas which are a rare treat as not many zoos have these, although unfortunately the baby panda was asleep when TravelBella visited! I also loved watching the hippos and observed them happily playing from the underwater viewing area. It is a fantastic day out for kids and adults alike and you really do need all day there, there is so much to see – just try not to miss the baby panda!

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/

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