Tag Archives: Zoo

Life lately, according to my iPhone.

Lately life consists of:

mini road trips ♥ a renewed inspiration to write ♥ family trip to the zoo

movie dates ♥ a puppy halloween costume


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Some Wild Things

I have to admit, being from San Diego I have been instilled with somewhat of a snobbish attitude when it comes to zoos. I mean, the San Diego Zoo is arguably one of the world’s greatest. However, I was pleasantly surprised during my visit to Lyon, France where they offer a reasonably sized zoo right in the middle of Parc de la Tête d’Or for FREE! I have not encountered a free zoo of this caliber anywhere else in my travels. Exhibits varied from lemurs to giraffes to crocodiles to tigers; all obviously hefty animals to maintain. Unfortunately my French wasn’t up to par to read about each animal, but they were still fun to watch. They were especially active right after a light rainfall. If visiting, you can rent a bike at one of the many terminals around the city (similar to the bike system I mentioned in Bordeaux), pedal yourself over to the park and wander through the different exhibits. If you have time you may stop at the botanical garden along the way.


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San Diego Zoo

{Asian Elephant}

I swear if I wasn’t studying business I would be watching animals all day, particularly the elephants. The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world and houses over 800 species of animals. It is a place I never get tired of visiting. Aside from being fascinated by the animals place of origin and their eating habits, their behavioral tendencies usually crack me up. Here are a few silly moments captured from my little camera on the Blackberry Storm2.

{Polar Bear playing with a toy}

{Gazelle was a bit hungry}

{Watching out for lion tendencies}

{Wrestling Sun Bears}


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