Next up in our trip to California is the San Diego Zoo! This was my first visit to the San Diego Zoo and I was very excited as I had heard such great things. People were totally right! This Zoo did not disappoint.
I had read many tips on visiting and many people said to make sure you head to the Pandas first.
The zoo is big so the best way to get there is walk in and go to the left. There you will find the Skyfari aerial tram. This is the quickest way to head to the back of the Zoo plus get a scenic view of everything and get the lay of the land. Your one day pass includes the tram.
Seeing the pandas is amazing. This is the first time I have ever seen them. One was very active eating and walking around.
You can even watch their Panda Cam online.
So adorable. There are two pandas, this one was more active than the other one who was relaxing.
The panda keeper explained that the panda went in this bucket with water to cool off. He put his lower half in to cool himself off.
I also loved the Koala Bears. I learned that they sleep most of the day.
Hey look, Lauren with a panda and a koala bear!
We loved this Cheetah.
We learned that they are paired with a dog to be their friend and calm them. I had never known that.
This jaguar was beautiful.
This was one of my favorite pictures of the day. Love the snow leopard.
This Orangutan was pretty cool.
I love this guy too.
This Mandrill was pretty cool to look at.
There is a lot of walking in this Zoo but they offer a bus that I highly recommend taking to get from area to area.
The Rhinoceros was pretty cool to see too.
I always enjoy seeing the elephants. They are one of Evan's favorites.
A cute little penguin area.
I love seeing the polar bear too.
This guy was so cool.
There was a special night celebration when we were there. Here you can see some cool stilt walkers.
There were also some puppets near the front of the Zoo and there was a bubble show later at night.
You should definitely head to the San Diego Zoo! There is so much to see!
This is just a sampling, you can see all of their animals here so you can plan your day: http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/animals
Disclosure: I was provided with four tickets to the zoo for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.