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Thursday, December 4, 2008

San Diego Zoo

Two days after Sam came home we went to the San Diego Zoo. This was our second time going there. the first time around Gwenith and Gilbert had an ok time, but this time around they really enjoyed themselves. They loved looking at the animals. They knew what most of them were and told us.

These are of Gwen and Gilbert waving to the birds.

By the Gorilla they have this area of statues that the kids can look at and for people to take pictures. Gwenith and Gilbert were so excited to see the gorillas.

Gwenith and Gilbert enjoyed the fishes. Which I think is funny because I think fishes are boring. But hey what ever makes my kids happy makes me happy. With the fishes were alligators.

My favorite exhibit was the pandas.
This is Gao Gao, is a male giant panda. He was born in the wild. He was rescued in 1993 suffering from injuries which resulted in the loss of nearly two thirds of his left ear.

Bai Yun is a female giant panda. She was the first successful birth of a giant panda at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in China. In the spring of 1999, Bai Yun was artificially inseminated with sperm from Shi Shi, a male panda at the zoo at that time. On August 21, 1999, Bai Yun gave birth to Hua Mei, the first giant panda born in the United States to survive to adulthood. Bai Yun has since given birth to three other cubs, Mei Sheng, Su Lin, and new born Zhen Zhen, all via natural mating. Bai Yun and Gao Gao, are considered the most reproductively successful panda parents in captivity in North America.

Zhen Zhen is a female giant panda born to Bai Yun and Gao Gao

Here are some other animals at the zoo

By the end of the afternoon (we were only there for five hours) Gwenith and Gilbert no longer wanted to site in their stroller.

At the monkey exhibit Gilbert meet a boy named Josh they hit it off great. They had the best time looking at the monkeys.


Nicole O'Dell said...

What a great day! I love the panda story and the pictures of G&G hugging the statue of the baby gorilla. Awwww!

Kritta22 said...

I love the picture of G hugging the gorilla! It just makes me smile! I love new friends. Are you going to play more?