Category: Zoos

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Webinar

Attended my second, hour-long, GoToMeeting online webinar within in a week, this one by SAVE THE FROGS! founder and director, Dr. Kerry Kriger, who was joined by San Diego Zoo biologist and research technician, Frank Santana, to discuss his work raising and releasing the critically endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs into the San Jacinto mountains of …

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Koala Hangout

I was part of a San Diego Zoo Google+ Hangout this evening where the Zoo’s ambassador, Rick Schwartz, presented research findings and answered questions about his recent trip to study koala conservation on Bee’s Island, Australia. There were four of us in the hangout: Rick, Matt Steele, the moderator and Zoo’s Social Media Planner, and …

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Prep For Tomorrow’s Zoo Hangout

Had a setup rehearsal with Matt, the San Diego Zoo’s social media guru, for tomorrow evening’s live Google+ Hangout with Zoo Ambassador Rick Schwartz. This will be his second such online get-together since his return from studying koala conservation in Australia. There will be many watching, but only three of us interacting with Rick and …

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Quick Zoo Visit

Before heading to a lecture at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, I had about an hour to kill so I walked over to the San Diego Zoo for a quick half-hour visit. I headed straight for the recently opened Reptile Walk since I’ve been having good luck with photos there of late. Didn’t …

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First Ever Zoo Photographer’s Meet-up

Had our very first meet-up of photographers who enjoy taking shots at the San Diego Zoo and posting their photos on Flickr, where I also created a group for us. I arrived at the Zoo a bit early so I could get together with Rick Schwartz, the Zoo’s Ambassador, and talk to him about where …

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Earth Day Begins At The Zoo

For me Earth Day 2012 began with a one hour visit to the San Diego Zoo, mainly because I needed to go down to Balboa Park early to find parking before the crowds for Earth Fair hit. Ran into my friend Steve who works in admissions. Since I knew it would be a short visit I …

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Visiting The Zoo With Three Girls

Before meeting up with my friend Angelica and her two daughters, I walked around taking pictures at the San Diego Zoo listening to my Photo Tunes playlist on my iPod. First ran into my friend Rick, the Zoo’s ambassador, and we talked about his upcoming Today Show appearance and about the Gibbon Conservation Center emails …

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Butterfly Jungle Tweet-Up At The Safari Park

Drove up to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with my mom, my nephew Stephen, and his girlfriend Jeri, to attend the evening’s Butterfly Jungle Tweet-Up gathering. We arrived early enough to walk around a little before the meetup. We checked out some exotic birds around the lagoon adjacent to Nairobi Walk and then stopped …

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Lunch At The Zoo

After leaving the Botanical Building, my mom and I walked next door to the San Diego Zoo. Since I’m a member I got us both in for free. We mainly went to have a nice lunch together and possibly stop to see an animal or two. Our lunch was at the terrific Albert’s Restaurant, by far the …

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Brand New Condor Chick For San Diego

A newly hatched California Condor chick emerged today under the watchful eyes of its parents, Shatash (mom) and Sisquoc (dad), as well as that of the San Diego Zoo’s Condor Cam. Pretty darned amazing that, thanks to Internet webcams, anyone in the world can witness this kind of event live. Sisquoc even pooped on camera, …

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Zoo Visit The Fifth

My fifth visit to the San Diego Zoo this year was enjoyed with two long-time friends, Mary and Randy, each of whom brought a young daughter along. I meandered around on my own for the first couple of hours, taking pictures while listening to my iPod, and talking to keepers and horticulturists about primates and flora on …

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Saw Lions, Tigers And Bears, Oh My

Had a really good Zoo excursion with my photo gal-pal, Heather. First, we got super lucky with finding all three Malayan Tigers (momma and two large cubs) all nestled in an alcove by a viewing window. (I’m hoping I got at least one good shot out of the forty that I took of them.) Also …

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Zoo For The Finish

Ended my Balboa Park tourist day with a hop over to the San Diego Zoo for a quick twenty minute visit. Walked in, took just a few pictures, picked up a Snickers for a growling stomach relieving pick-me-up and then sat down to snack and watch the flamingos just inside the entrance. That was it. …

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The Zoo With Six Females

After spending an hour walking around the San Diego Zoo by myself listening to my iPod and taking pictures of, amongst other things, a great encounter with one of the Malayan Tiger cubs, I met up with my friends Mary and her daughter, a maximumly pregnant Bethany and her daughter, and Brooke and her daughter. …

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Short Zoo Trip

First my first San Diego Zoo visit of the new year I spent about two hours there, mainly at the Reptile House, but I also wandered through parts of the Children’s Zoo.  Took quite a few snake and lizard shots, but balanced that with some cutesy meerkat photos. Got to see two Caiman Lizards being …

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