Over Winter break, Steven and I went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California! We went with Steven’s sister Kelly, her husband Greg & their kids Ryan and Briella. It was a great day to be at the zoo because all of the animals were awake!
Santa got me a Canon Rebel EOS T5 Camera (Or whatever you call it) for Christmas so I brought my camera to the zoo to take photos of all the animals! It came with a zoom lens so when we got on the tram the photos turned out SO GREAT with the zoom lens. We saw Rhinos, Giraffes (my favorite), Antelope, flamingos and tons of other animals that I don’t remember what they’re called but it was SO COOL. I haven’t been to the zoo since I was a little girl so it was fun reliving those childhood memories.
One of the funniest parts of our zoo trip was when we were feeding the Lorikeets AKA they look like parrots. We bought this $4 nectar so we can feed them and to enter into the Lorikeet cage, you had to go through 2 gates. One gate had to be closed at all times. So we entered the first game and since the first gate was opened because more people were filing in the 2nd gate to the actual cage was locked in…. THEN Steven and I just felt this huge drop of something wet and gross and this lorikeet literally just dumped on us!!! I just started screaming and the worker in the cage said “you’re in the wrong place if you don’t want to get pooped on!!” UGH haha it was horrible. But, then we started feeding the lorikeets and got some good photos so then I was fine about that. We still had to dodge all the birds peeing on the trees. We got out of there fast after feeding them!
Then we saw the gorillas and the baby gorilla was jumping around and playing on the ropes! It was so fun to watch them interact with each other. It was like one big happy family of gorillas 🙂
The zoo was awesome with Steven and his sister Kelly & her family! You can also pay for more adventures like caravan rides & feed the giraffes, or “roar & sleep” where you can go camping with the wild animals!! One day I want to do that with Steven and our family once we have kids. I recommend going to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park anytime of the year!! Enjoy the photos!
Lizzie Lin Johnson
P.S. Sorry for the bad quality photos – the file size was too big and it was taking foreverrrrr to upload so I had to shrink them 😦