I haven't been to the San Diego Zoo for more than 50 years so my memories are antiques. We had a wonderful visit today and I've posted some of my favorite photos.
The koalas were very cute and sleepy; they'd wake up and look around all squinty-eyed, then snuggle back to sleep.The giant pandas are a big draw to this zoo, impressive animals.
Isaac tried out the Footsie Wootsie foot "massage" station.
Apparently the mountain lion dislikes wheelchairs - s/he charged over and was all hisses and bent back ears.
The polar bear swam up to the window which protected us from his shaking.
A round trip gondola ride over the zoo and back was a highlight; the basket (or car - not sure what to call it) behind us (left) carried Mike, Isaac, and Emile.
Here's a bird's eye view of a monkey cage from the gondola.
There is a cool fossil/tar bed display.
The zoo is also certified as a botanic garden; it has an internationally prominent collection with more than 4,500 species of plants and much of the green food for the zoo's animals is grown and harvested on site.