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stan510

By Stan510


At the Zoo. (Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm))

Sort of desert looking..



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Strange to see giraffes in a desert ...

1 Feb, 2022

 

I guess. Should have saved that for the Camels photos.

1 Feb, 2022

 

Really nice palms and vegetation around your zoo. Are there gardens? I assume it is a San Francisco ZOO?

1 Feb, 2022

 

Knowland Park and Zoo. Across the bay from San Francisco. A good climate for the subtropicals. Banana plants were in leaf. Almost never freezes as a 10b climate.

2 Feb, 2022

 

Giraffes do have a large range and in the dry season it is definitely like a desert so they will be very much at home.

not been to a zoo for years and I am not far from the Yorkshire wildlife park.

2 Feb, 2022

 

Your yard suggests that you are also in 10b zone, Stan?

SBG, I looked up your Wildlife park.... it looks like an interesting place to visit. You have everything there from lions, rhinos to polar bears and kangaroos and nice palms also.

2 Feb, 2022

 

10a. But we have had a few 10b winters since 2000. Its been a gradual back and forth. I thought for sure this winter was going to be a 10b as it was very mild until the New Years day cold. The bottom fell out to 33f and some frost damage. I looked up the Zoo,and they only had one night all winter below 40f. That 37f was not cold enough to even bother the banana's.
I tried to post more photos..but I'm getting a "We are having problems posting photos".

3 Feb, 2022

 

Beautiful pic! I remember Knowland Zoo as a kid. We used to go there a lot.

Ive seen (on the internet) its become quite the botanical gardens, also.

6 Feb, 2022

 

I remember as a kid going to the zoo there and riding on the Giant Galapagos tortoises as they were part of the children's petting zoo then. Times have changed. I wonder how those animals sometimes had to put up with people throwing things at them,knocking on cages and all that. Even that they had to smell cigarettes' smoke all day.
My commentary on the zoo is, The herbivores seemed happy, the Camels ate and played right in front of me. It was the predators that looked bored and you feel for them.

8 Feb, 2022



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