A Day at the Zoo

One of the advantages to living in San Diego is that it is home to one of the world’s greatest zoos.

We spent the day at the San Diego Zoo today, and it truly is an amazing place. The exhibits are outstanding, and the collection of animals is mind-blowing.

But it’s hard to visit without getting a sense that our wildlife is under pressure like nothing before. Exhibit after exhibit gives information that the animal one was viewing was endangered or virtually extinct in the wild.

In fact, several animals at the zoo are indeed extinct in the wild, and exist nowhere else on earth.

And that, by any measure, is sad.

List of endangered species here.

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