Flamingos at the San Diego Zoo.
February 19, 2009
January 11, 2009
The collection of birds at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park is extensive. Several walk-thru aviaries provide visitors close up contact with many of the birds. Other birds are part of shows presented daily at several locations throughout the zoo. During a early morning behind the scenes tour I had an opportunity to meet Keeper Mike Grue who stopped to talk with us. His wagon was loaded up with special dishes he had prepared with care for each bird in his keep. In one of the dishes we saw some live grubs, still moving around, a delight for some special bird eager for Mike to arrival.
December 7, 2008
La Jolla Cove is home to many of San Diego’s birds including our Brown Pelican. Easy access and within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla makes these sandstone cliffs and adjacent beaches one of the most photographed in Southern California. Photo by LA Shaw.
November 21, 2008
I have no idea what this bird is called. The picture was taken at the Wild Animal Park inside the bird enclosure near the front entrance. If anyone knows the name please leave a comment.
November 20, 2008
The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is one of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is privately operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego on 100 acres of parkland leased from the City of San Diego, and ownership of all animals, equipment and other assets rests with the City of San Diego.
Dr. Harry Wegeforth founded the Zoological Society of San Diego, meeting October 2, 1916. The San Diego Zoo grew out of exotic animal exhibitions abandoned after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.
Shows at the Wegeforth Bowl are free with admission.