For D.'s recent birthday we spent a special day in San Francisco at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, noted for its recent make-over including the re-created African Hall in the Academy's Kimball Natural History Museum. Here are some of the pics I took.
The African Hall.
Meet some of your very, very distant relations.
♪♫♪ In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight ♪♫♪
"I have a heart-shaped nose."
"And you don't."
The Academy of Sciences keeps their leopards individually wrapped for freshness.
Some of the more popular residents at the Academy are the colony of 20 African penguins. Their home is modeled after Boulders Beach in South Africa, a location where these penguins are found in the wild. Watch them via the Academy's live Penguin Cams.
Itchy penguin is itchy.
More pics are on the way, so watch this space!
Snakes and Lizards here.
Coral Reef here.
California Coast here.