San Diego Zoo’s Latest Additions

It’s time to ooh and aah. The San Diego Zoo has been very busy welcoming some new additions recently. Next time you are at the Zoo or Safari Park, stop by and say hi.

Not exactly the splashiest of arrivals on New Year’s day, but we welcome it just the same. The Zoo’s newest addition of 2011, was a satanic leaf-tailed gecko, born on January 1, 2011.

Meet Wǔshí (pronounced “woo-shee”), a 2 week-old baby takin. His name means “fifty” in Mandarin Chinese because he’s the 50th takin born to the San Diego Zoo.

I think baby elephants are seriously the cutest thing. Born in the early hours on December 27, 2010, the little guy (name has not been announced yet), was walking around within hours.

Two Sumatran Tiger Cubs Joanne and Majel were born in October 2010. They are already over 20 pounds and have full weaponry (teeth and claws).

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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3 thoughts on “San Diego Zoo’s Latest Additions

  1. Pingback: What’s New In The San Diego Zoo | San Diego

  2. Not so sure about God. He’s massively confusing.

    I will suggest, however, that the awe and wonder instilled in even the simplest of natural phenomena… like the miracle of birth in nature (or a zoo), is… well… it’s epic.

    It’s makes me want to learn more about our amazing world!

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