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Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is Attraction. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.
As a tourist town, San Diego is full of attractions. My kids and I visited two of them this morning. We first went to the world famous San Diego Zoo. I love the elephant topiary welcoming you at the front. There is one elephant on each side of the San Diego Zoo sign.
We were planning to spend most of the morning at the zoo but with the unexpected rain, we shortened our visit. We saw many animals but probably one of the most famous attractions at the zoo are the giant pandas. The 9-month old baby was out with his mom, taking a nap in the trees.
Unfortunately the light was terrible to take pictures and this was the only angle available. So here’s baby panda – Xiao Liwu. It means Little Gift in Chinese.
His mom Bai Yun was taking a nap too.
She managed to display a couple of poses while I was taking my pictures. How nice!
Since the weather wasn’t getting any better, we headed to the San Diego Natural History Museum, a five-minute walk from the zoo. Here’s what welcomes you inside when you enter the museum from the Balboa Park fountain entrance.
The San Diego Natural History Museum is currently displaying the amazing Dino Jaws exhibit, which demonstrates the feeding habits of various dinosaurs. There are about 10 robotic full-size dinosaurs on display throughout the exhibit, including this Baryonyx trying to catch a fish. I love the shadow of the jaws and teeth on the back wall.
Of course, there are many other attractions in San Diego, but I hope you enjoyed this little sample.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post Milka 🙂
You’re welcome. It was a fun theme to participate in.
What a fun day! I would love to see Pandas and my son would be in heaven at the Dino Jaws exhibit. 🙂
Well, I guess you’ll have to come to San Diego for the pandas! As for Dino Jaws, it’s a traveling exhibition so maybe you’ll get it soon?
I’ll have to check their schedule, thanks for the idea!
The panda resting on his paw is so cute. What a great photo!
Isn’t it great? I would I would have taken a nap like her today. She looked very rested.
What a fun day out and great photos. I’d love to use the Elephant for Metaphor Monday 😉
You can grab the photo if you’d like, as long as you keep my copyright. I’ll be happy for you to use it, it’s a lovely elephant.
An adventure like no other. I saw the Panda on TV but I hope to see this in person with my son one day.
It’s baby panda #6 for us so it’s not as novel and more but we still love to pay them a visit since they’re so cute. I know a few other US zoos have pandas but I have no idea if they’re able to reproduce as well. It took a long time (and a new mate) for this mom to start having babies.
Panda’s are such adorable animals. Great shots and thanks for sharing this part of your beautiful world. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment on my photos!
You are very welcome. 🙂