It is impossible to do the San Diego Zoo in one day. We know because we tried. We arrived bright and early before the Zoo opened and walked our butts off all day. Literally, we walked our butts off all day and we still did not see everything. We didn’t even attempt to go to the Safari Park.
We walked at least 15 miles according to my fitness tracking app on my phone. Our middle child will tell we we almost died! We did spend the day in high gear to get as much of the Zoo in as possible.
This amazing bird is a Secretary Bird. Our youngest was thrilled to get this picture. I would guess that the Secretary bird could be one of his favorite stops while were visiting the animals at the zoo.
On to the Skyfari gondola ride of TERROR! Just kidding, but can you see the look that says – we are off to our deaths mom, don’t take any more pictures. Well, that feeling didn’t last long and we were able to enjoy both of our rides on the Skyfari.
There was on part of our ride that was scary. We saw a small child standing on the safety rail of their gondola about halfway through the trip! Don’t do that kids, it’s a long way down. Goodness!
At the end of the day, and I mean it they were closed, we made our way out with almost seeing everything. We suggest at least 2 days to enjoy the Zoo and another day at least for the Safari Park. Don’t take my word on the Safari Park, we haven’t been yet.
Go to San Diego Zoo’s Website for more information.