Ryan and I kicked off the new year with a visit to the San Francisco Zoo. The 100 acres in the southwestern corner of the city is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species. I bought a membership last year, thinking we would visit a few times during the year. It expires at the end of the month, and I’ve only gone once in the year.

San Francisco Zoo - Giraffes
Giraffes are a favorite, even when they make faces like these…

San Francisco Zoo - Llama
This little guy was making a similar face at me through the fence.

San Francisco Zoo - Lemur
Go home, lemur. You’re drunk!

San Francisco Zoo - Flamingos
*Flamingos always look better than they smell. *

San Francisco Zoo - Anteater
The most stylish at the zoo!

San Francisco Zoo - Bobcat
Fresca sleeps like this bobcat sometimes.

In celebration of Penguin Awareness Day (January 20), here are some photos of the Magellanic penguins at the SF Zoo. It boasts the largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins in captivity!

San Francisco Zoo - Magellanic Penguins

San Francisco Zoo - Magellanic Penguins

San Francisco Zoo - Magellanic Penguins

Visit the San Francisco Zoo

Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA. 94132
More info: website