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Santa Barbara Zoo

When I decided to visit a new friend and fellow travel blogger in Santa Barbara while on the west coast I knew I had to visit the Santa Barbara Zoo after hearing her rave review about how quaint it was.  When many of us think about zoos on the west coast we immediately think of…

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Into San Diego Zoo’s Lost Forest

The San Diego Zoo has many exhibits that represent either various locations like Northern Frontier or Outback as well as themed ones like Discovery Outpost and Lost Forest.  The Lost Forest has extensive trails, winding through exhibits and aviaries and I must admit I got lost and turned around a time or two, but honestly…

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San Diego Zoo’s Great Apes

Some of my most beloved of favourite animals are our closest relatives the great apes.  The San Diego Zoo’s great apes consist of bonobos, Western gorillas and Bornean orangutans.  When visiting these amazing apes you’ll also find some of the San Diego Zoo’s finest and grandest exhibits. By far one of my favourite exhibits at…

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Flora of San Diego Zoo

When we think of zoos we imagine animals like gorillas, giraffes and other rare and exotic species but many zoos are so much more.  Numerous zoos around the world also showcase a plethora of flora along with their fauna and are considered botanical gardens as well as zoological parks.  Expanding your senses beyond the playful…