Thursday, September 7, 2006

San Diego Wild Animal Park

I'm no fan of zoos (poor caged animals!), but I think it's worthwhile to visit one every so often. The Wild Animal Park isn't your typical zoo. It began as a breeding facility, so that its sister facility, the San Diego Zoo some 30 miles to the south, wouldn't have to take animals from the wild. Many of the animals at the WAP roam large areas. Some areas are so big that your only opportunity to see animals is by taking the tram. It's nice to see tigers, lions, elephants, rhinos and other beasts have some space in our modern world.

5 comments:

JEM said...

I was just at the Wild Animal Park a month ago and have that same picture of the lion on top of the jeep... we tried going up the hot air balloon thing but there was a storm a-brewing....

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chanchow said...

That must be the lion's favorite spot!

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

I actually like this park. Have you ever been to that Disney one in Florida? It's just like this one except Mickey feeds the Tigers.

junebee said...

When I was little, the animals were still in iron cages at our zoo. Our zoo was one of the first to move to the natural-style animal "habitats".