San Diego Zoo - because I am in San Diego.
At San Diego Zoo my mum, uncle and aunty and I saw some amazing creatures from parts of America, Africa, Australia and Asia. The zoo took us nearly 9 hours to get around - that's how big it is. It has about 7 different areas and there are 2 more under construction of which one will be opened in 2017 for summer and the other has only just been closed.
The first animal we saw was a Panda Bear. Pandas are the cutest thing ever and I had never seen a Panda before. The Pandas were eating bamboo like all Pandas do and having sleeps.
The next animals that we saw were some different bears. They were hiding at the back of their enclosures because they were a bit scared, It was my first time seeing a bear so I was a bit freaked out.
After that we went to see giraffes that were really up close. We saw two rhinoceros that each had one big horn. Also we saw the koalas and some other animals.
The koalas when they are born they are the size of a jellybean but then they grow bigger. I bet you know that koalas are nocturnal so they were sleeping when we were there. But one of the koalas moved - so that was a really big thing.
Now am going to talk about one of my favourite animals - the elephant. They were African and Asian elephants. Elephants are threatened in the wild because people keep killing them for their tusks and 5 of the 7 elephants had tusks. The reason why elephants are one of my favourites is because they are so big and I love how they use their trunk.
Another animal was the Jaguar. I have never seen a Jaguar before. It was kind of like a big cheetah. The Jaguar was growling a bit when we got there. We had no idea why he was growling but it sounded cool.
I can't believe that I saw polar bears. I had never seen polar bears before and it was a once in a life time opportunity to see these animals playing and eating so close. I have always wanted to see polar bears because I really wanted to see what they looked like and how big they were. The sad thing is that their home is melting because of global warming so that is why the people at San Diego Zoo are trying to help. All 3 polar bears are orphans because their mothers died because they didn't have enough food. We all have to take care of our planet to help the polar bears.
After the polar bears we had lunch and then we went to see a very big animal. This animal is very fierce and it was a once in a lifetime chance to see Gorillas so close. We saw them active and the big boys were trying to show off because they wanted to impress the female. They were doing some sort of stretches, basically people stretches.
I really enjoyed seeing the snakes. I especially liked the pythons because we don't have snakes in NZ. I wish we had pythons and other snakes at Auckland Zoo because it would be more fun. But I understand that we need to keep our natural habitats free from snakes.