[Please refer to previous postings]
San Diego Zoo is more like a park than a typical zoo. There are a lot of open spaces and things to do and see that does not necessary involve animals.
As I mentioned in my earlier posting, the site is spread over many small hills. There are complimentary buses that ply the designated routes for you to hitch a ride on.
I believe this is the African section.
The next place in our have-to-visit itinerary (the first is the panda, see: http://meoramri.blogspot.com/2013/05/usa-trip-2013-part-91-trip-to-san-diego.html) is the polar bear sanctuary.
For the upkeep of a couple of polar bears, the zoo set aside a few acres of land that consist of a small park dedicated to the animal.
The giants taken from the glass panel of its water tank.
Life-size replica of the polar bear.
Another exhibition is the pre-historic animals living is Southern California thousands of years ago.
Proxy for the American Lion - an African.
There were also elephants in California then.
A giant sloth.
A leopard and a baby...
We then went to the old part of the zoo. Here is a Komodo dragon.
Loads of stuff for kids to interact with throughout the zoo.
A naughty bird!
To be continued.