San Diego Wild Animal Park

Sep 04, 2010 by Janine
Here is the first set of San Diego pics. I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I did on my last trip to California (see I am learning) but I still took a lot so there will be a few "installments".
The first day of the meeting that I attended was held at the The San Diego Wild Animal Park. The Park,in partnership with the Los Angeles Zoo, is responsible for the captive breeding and re-introduction program for the California Condor, one of the world's rarest birds. The population hit an all time low in 1987 with 22 birds, and has now rebounded to 384 birds.
Luckily we ended our meeting with enough time to take a quick peek at the condor exhibit.









California Condors have the largest wingspan of any North American bird, up to 9 1/2 feet!



The condor exhibit



Scenery





It was quite surreal to see Rhinoceros in the hills of Southern California!



Perhaps if I return to San Diego I will be able to visit the entire Wild Animal Park. From our quick peek it looked like an awesome place.

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