Thursday, April 12, 2007

Giraffes and rhinos

Our daughters and their families gave Linda and I the "Photo Caravan" 3-1/2 hour tour at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in Escondido for Christmas. Today was our day - it was cool and windy. The truck goes out among the tamer animals with a driver and a tour guide. Vicki was the guide, and she was excellent. She took some of our pictures.

"Look me in the eye..." The giraffes are fascinating - so big, so gentle, long blue tongue. We were told not to touch them.

They eat acacia leaves only - so the guide had a supply for everybody to take a turn feeding them.

The big surprise was how docile the white rhinos are. They come right up to the truck and are fed apple slices. They open up, you drop it in. You can pet them too. We did - fun!

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