San Diego (October 17-24, 2006)
Wild Animal Park
Our next day was spent at the Wild Animal Park, north of San Diego, just east of Escondido.
We were quite impressed with the park, which was a cross between Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom, and the Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales.
Lemurs catching the morning sun.
The male condor's 6 foot plus wingspan was impressive.
However, the view of his front was less so, almost comical.....
This baby African elephant is only a month old, and is called Khosi. Here she is with her 16-year-old, first-time mother Umngani.
Indian elephants are smaller than their African cousins. They are easily distinguished by the smaller size of their ears.
The central lagoon was home to a variety of birdlife:
herons, pelicans, cormorants.....
..... storks, ducks.....
..... cormorants, ducks .....
..... flamingoes, ducks .....
..... geese and even more ducks!
The geese and ducks were very friendly as they were accustomed to being fed by park visitors.