A guided bus tour of the San Diego Zoo and excursions behind the scene of the Giraffes and Elephants. The bus tour took us through the various canyons and to the construction site of the new Elephant Mesa. The pictures from the upper deck of the bus did not allow posing or selecting the best angle and the speed made it almost impossible to catch some of the more elusive or camouflaged animals. I lucked out with one shot of a Panda alas no face.
The Koalas, and Wallabys started our excursion after the tour. We did not have the patience to wait for a tete-a-tete with the Pandas and opted for the Ituri Forest walk, past the Hippos and up Tiger canyon. To get good Tiger shots, one needs to hang out for a while but we were headed for Absolutely Apes and Gorilla Tropics and they gave opportunities for a couple of shots.
The Skyfari gave an overhead view both ways and a brief visit with the polar bears from the road. Some skyline shots and Balboa Park buildings are from a unique perspective.
Date(s): 9/20/2008. Album by Heinz Steiner. Photos by Heinz Steiner. 1 - 36 of 83 Total.