on June 25, 2007
The best part about the San Diego Zoo is knowing that you will get to see some animals during your visit. It is one of the largest zoos in the world and it contains more than 800 different animal species. The Zoo is located in Balboa Park and it is situated on over 100 acres of land. The map that you receive at the front entrance is definitely needed in order to find your way around the maize of animals living here. The San Diego Zoo was the favorite part of my whole trip. That may seem strange but I love animals. I bought my tickets online because it was supposedly cheaper to get the admission, bus and skyfari rides all together, which it was but the only problem is that the bus and skyfari rides fill up fast and had huge lines. If you’re not willing to wait in a long line then it may be easier for you to buy just an admission ticket. The guided bus ride that we took went around most of the zoo. This was not the express bus which is what we should have taken. The only advantages to riding this bus was that we were able to sit for awhile and also able to get our bearings on where the animals were located at this massive zoo. The thing that surprised me most by this bus tour was that it went right through the middle of the main roads at the zoo nearly running a few oblivious people over on our excursion. My advice is to make sure you’re always on a sidewalk. Long lines seemed to be a fad everywhere. The exhibit for the Giant Panda’s had a line that was forever long and when we finally got into the exhibit they made everyone keep walking which made it hard to take good pictures. The line was worth it to see Panda Bears in person but it was a little maddening not to be able to take my time after waiting so long. The Polar Bears were another favorite of mine. I was amazed at how many people crowded into the tight viewing areas when the bears were out. The zoo keepers did a good job of enticing the bears to play and kept everyone’s interests perked. This zoo has several remarkable and different animals. The mild Mediterranean climate in San Diego makes it suitable for so many different types of animals and plants to exist. The San Diego Zoo shelters many endangered species and is very conscience of the environment. The landscaping, the animals and the animal’s habitat are all incredible at this zoo. Overall this was quite a remarkable experience. On this trip I got to see an abundance of different varieties and a few baby animals. Besides being tired from walking when I left, I felt like I got what I came for, my best trip ever to a zoo.
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