We went to the Safari Park in San Diego on Saturday for an early Mother's Day outing and surprisingly, we pretty much had the whole park to ourselves. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, is a zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, California, near Escondido. For more information, visit Safari Park
There's about 3500 animals or so that inhabit the 1800 acre park. I love the African feel of the place. This blue parrot is one of my favorite birds at the park but there are many native bird species; the California Condor is the largest North American land bird and was once on the brink of extinction. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park started a captive breeding program and started reintroducing the California Condor to the wild in 1991.
I chose this beautiful parrot that I captured with my Nikon D200 for two memes that I enjoy participating in, Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday.
For Book Sharing Monday:The Parrot Tico Tango
Last week I brought Barefoot Books to Santa Fe Montessori School for their Book Fair. What a wonderful turn out and the community was so supportive, with great sales. One popular paperback book that the children loved, The Parrot Tico Tango, lives in the rainforest with his animal friends. Tico Tango wants all of the fruit in the forest, even though it belongs to other animals. Will he learn what s right and wrong? The rhyming text teaches colors and animals, as well as an important lesson about sharing.
There's so many colorful fruits in the book and an important lesson to learn about not taking other people's stuff. Great for ages 4-8. To view more images of the book, visit The Parrot Tico Tango
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis