San Diego Zoo's Safari Park (San Diego, CA)
By William Johnson, Retired
Introducing Kokamo and Her Son , Monroe Kokamo, a Silverback Gorilla at San Diego Safari Park is a new Mom. As you can see, she is rather dexterous  when it comes to keeping her son on hand. Little Monroe seems to be enjoying the ride even if he is seeing the world upside down most of the time. When Monroe is a little older and stronger, he will be carried on her back. But for now, she has to hold him tight.  Kokamo came to San Diego from the Colorado Zoo in 2010 as part of the Association of Zoos Species Survival Plan. She was sired by Winston a long time favorite Silverback Gorilla that was the very first born gorilla at Safari Park in 2000. Monroe is seen here one month after his birth at the San Diego Safari Park born Jun 17,2011. Monroe was named after Dr. Lee Monroe a former presi...
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By William Johnson, Retired
Lazy Days of Summer Yesterday afternoon, I stopped over to our Safari Park to photographically capture more of it's many opportunities to see and experience the wild animals in the place they call home. With many photos of the animals already taken, catching this lion resting out in the lawn area of his camp, reminded me of our own Lazy Days of Summer when all we want to do is relax and to get away from the daily grind. I was speaking with Kerrie Greenhalgh of ActiveRain this morning about her wonderful photo journey abroad last month and how important photo stories  are here in the Rain. I am not in the business of selling photos so why do I take so many?  Simple. Because my readers in the Rain enjoy them and it helps me have the goal of getting better and better at photography and hav...
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By Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
(HomeSmart Realty West)
  The new Bonsai Pavilion is now openat the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park Although Safari Park is part of the San Diego Zoo, at 1,800 acres (and growing), it is 18 times larger than the Zoo. It is also out in the rural area of northeast San Diego County, which is why it can be so large. View Larger Map   I go several times a year, and one of favorite parts of the Park actually doesn't have any animals in it. It's the Bonsai Pavilion. I always find it amazing to walk through and look at miniatures of trees that are supposed to grow to be 30 or 40 feet tall, or more. The Bonsai House that I knew for a couple of decades is now closed, but only because they built a new, larger one that is modeled after a Japanese garden with a waterfall, pond, and flowing water. And the bonsai seem to stand ...
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