This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
What a day! Awesome weather, a lot of cute animals and 14000 steps according to mom’s pedometer. And after two hours of surfing yesterday I am pretty sore right now.
We arrived there at 10am and started walking around. We found a very good way to go around and at the same time seeing everything without going somewhere twice. Last time I was there I walked around for four hours and I missed like everything I realized today! But after almost 8 hours in the park I guess we saw pretty much everything. There’s not much more to say really, I will let the awesome pictures mom took today say the rest.
A snail wishing to be fast? Spotted Hyenas. Sun Bear. Red panda. One of my favorite animals! The baby panda was high up in a tree sleeping 14h a day. He was still very small even though he is 11 months old now. Super adorable! Polar bear, another of my favorite animals! This one was dribbling with the ball under the water. Cutie! And this one was eating a carrot?! I’ve never seen this animal before and it was really cool! We didn’t get a good picture of the real animal. Jaguar. Capybara. African elephant. Secretary bird. In the same exhibit there was a magpie. What’s so exotic about those?? African meerkat. These guys are just too cute! Honeybadger. Siiberian Lynx. A baby koala. So incredibly cute you couldn’t believe it! Another koala sleeping in a tree. All the other koalas (like 14!!) slept with their face squished in the trunk of the tree. A giraffe baby, only 2-3 months old! When I was at the zoo last time this guy was still in his mommy’s tummy. Greater one-horned rhinosaurus. Angolan Colubus monkey baby! Gigantic hippos. Otters eating lunch. Mom really loves these guys, she took like 50 photos of these two ;). They are really cute, I agree! Parker’s snake-necked turtle. Humongous Galapagos turtoise. Fennec Fox, so unbelievably cute and tiny! Snow leopard. Gorilla.North Chinese leopard.
This was me and my mom’s last day together here in California. Hard to believe that it’s already been three weeks… It’s been so fast I’m not completely sure San Francisco even happened! I will miss her but it will be nice getting back to my normal working life again. And besides, I’m gonna see her again in no time at all :).
you can visit both red panda and maned wolf at Nordens Ark (near Smögen/Kungnshamn) when you are back home again.
// Madde (one of your mom’s friend)
I have to go there next summer then I guess 🙂