I know I’ve said it many times, but it pays to have an annual pass to attractions like the San Diego Zoo. The pass allows one to go to the Zoo at any time on any day and not have to spend the whole day there trying to get one’s money’s worth. If I actually spent $42 for a one-day pass, I would want to spend the whole day there to get my money’s worth.
Being able to go multiple times during the year allows one to see things that are seasonal, like animals mating in the fall or having babies in the spring. The other thing is that Zoos throughout the world regularly trade and loan animals to each other. For example, the koala exhibit here has been torn down (it was fifty years old) and is being replaced with a bigger, better exhibit. That means, though, that instead of the San Diego Zoo having the world’s largest population of koalas outside of Australia, we’re down to just two koalas. The others have been loaned out to other Zoos. So if your Zoo has an unexpected display of koalas, it’s a good bet that they are from the San Diego Zoo and are visiting your Zoo for a while.
Recently, defined as sometime between my last visit to the Reptile House and Monday’s visit to the Reptile House, the Zoo acquired a huge, monster, gigantic, really really big alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii):
The alligator snapping turtle is the only species in its genera, meaning it’s all alone in this world. I feel so sorry for it, but I still think it would snap my finger off if it got a chance. I should also add that Zoey the Cool Cat was impressed with the alligator snapping turtle’s claws. However, she wondered why I didn’t clip its claws like I do hers……….lol
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