san diego zoo

Our friend, Tanya, is a keeper at the Zoo. "Primate Protocol" requires that she wear long sleeves and pants in every kind of weather. This helps limit the transfer of germs from keeper to non-human primate. Tanya took us to the roof of the gorilla exhibit where we threw grapes, cucumbers and melons to a grumpy silverback. We especially enjoyed the mandrills, who performed a number of behaviors at Tanya's command. Before we were through, quite a few people gathered around for the "keeper talk". It was fun to see Tanya in her element and loving her work. Ryker's favorite was the skyride, polar bear exhibit and bug house.  

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