Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Animal Fun @SanDiegoZoo

Spent yesterday getting a personal and private tour of the world famous San Diego Zoo. We had no idea we were going to get such special treatment which made the behind the scenes access to the animals all the more amazing.

From hand feeding giraffe's (who have 18 inch tongues, FYI), to actually going inside the elephant enclosure, to an up close interview with Maloo (the koala pictured above), it really was a spectacular day.

Our guide Jorge was a true encyclopedia of animal knowledge. For example, did you know that a flock of flamingos is know as a flamboyant? I mean I guess all that pink was a pretty big hint, but we didn't know that until yesterday.

Big thanks to all the incredibly smiley, friendly people who chatted us up along the way. Working with animals clearly has a positive effect on the human condition.

Oh, but one piece of advice if you ever get to walk into an elephant habitat:

Don't wear flip-flops. Lotta poop there, lotta poop...


Barry said...

Dave, you are seriously going to make me sing the entire score to "Doctor Dolittle," aren't you? And, I'm going to sing it as Anthony Newley.

P.S. Loving the new 'do.

Hal said...

My nephew lives in San Diego. Did you stop by to say hello?