Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo

Set in the heart of Portland’s massive Washington Park is the Oregon Zoo.  The Oregon Zoo opened in 1888 under the name Washington Park Zoo after an animal collector donated his animals to the City of Portland, but it has seen many changes since that time from changes to location within the park to various…

rhinos

A Rhino Encounter and #JustOneRhino

“In conservation, the motto should always be ‘never say die’.” ~Gerald Durrell For as long as I can remember I’ve been passionate about wildlife and was determined that I would one day work with the beautiful, exotic animals I saw in the zoo like monkeys, tigers and even hyenas.  Yes, you read that right –…

San Francisco Zoo: Savanna to Singing Siamangs

San Francisco Zoo – Savanna to Singing Siamangs

“Where am I, Africa?”, I thought to myself as I entered San Francisco Zoo’s Africa Region.  Ahead of me was a sprawling, 3 acre, savanna with beautiful oryx grazing alongside zebra, duiker, zudu and even ostrich and crowned cranes.  Standing guard, with hunched shoulders and permanent scowl, perched on a massive nest was the marabou stork.  Then…

San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo

When someone says San Francisco images of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39 spring to mind, but one of my favourite attractions is the San Francisco Zoo. Established in 1929, the San Francisco Zoo is now home to over 1000 animals that represent over 250 species from around the world and all on a…