Daily Archives: July 2, 2016
|July 2, 2016||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House||
Summer is here! Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the San Diego Zoo with your friends and family. Escape the heat of the Valley of the Sun and head out West. The Zoo is chock full of fabulous night time hours and special events that are perfect to enjoy with those of all ages.
San Diego Zoo Celebration
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest we were surrounded by wildlife and spent many hours at the local Zoos and Wildlife Centers working on helping endangered species and incredible education programs. I am beyond grateful that my mother spent the time to chase after three young girls in the rain on our multiple trips to the zoo every week.
As soon as I became a mother it was important to me to make sure that I gave the same opportunities to my children that I was afforded at such a young age. Sure getting ready for the zoo with young kids, navigating the zoo, and the epic clean-up can leave you exhausted… but just LOOK at their faces.
That is what childhood is all about.
As a parent it is my job to give them opportunities to learn, grow, and recognize the sense of adventure that is right before them. Every day is an adventure. It is all about perspective.
The legacy of San Diego Zoo Global began with the powerful roar of a lone lion nearly 100 years ago—a roar that inspired a local physician to start a zoo with animals abandoned after an international exposition in Balboa Park. That solitary roar and that single encounter between one lion and one man has echoed through time, creating an unparalleled visitor experience and a historic century of leadership in animal care and exhibition.
Help End Extinction
The San Diego Zoo is more than a zoo. It is an establishment that stands on principles of helping protect wildlife, end extinction, and foster life-long relationships for people with wild animals and wild places.
Visit the San Diego Zoo Centennial celebration for yourself with the family, and use the ticket page to visit the zoo!