San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
This was my view on Saturday, 400 feet above the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! 
Safari Park Balloon RideSan Diego Safari Park Balloon Ride
We took at 1 day trip to the Safari Park on Saturday with Jason's mom. The only time she had ever been to the park was for our wedding so she's never had a chance to see very much of the park. We treated her to a day at the Safari Park, and she treated us to a balloon safari.
Safari Park Balloon RideSan Diego Safari Park Balloon Ride
It was really amazing to be up so high and see everything from a different perspective. I'm terrified of Ferris Wheels so I was a little worried I'd be scared the whole time, but I wasn't! I really enjoyed it.  I guess I can rule out heights as to why I find Ferris Wheels so frightening. Why are they so scary? Why?
baby warthogs
We saw lots of animal babies on this trip to the park. So much cute! Most of the baby animals were in the African Tram area so they were a bit far to get good pictures. We did get to enjoy an adorable baby warthog battle though.
Grey Crowned Craneeggs
We also saw some soon to be baby Grey Crowned Cranes!
sleepy lemurshawk
We also stopped by the new Lemur exhibit that you can walk through. We went during nap time. One of these times we are going to visit them when they are up and about! When we walked by later  in the day, one of the lemurs was sniffing and licking people's legs and shoes. We also made sure to check out the bird show. 
Honey Badger
Walking out of the bird we happened upon a animal encounter spot. It was only going to be a minute until the keeper talk started so we decided to stop and see what the critter would be. So glad we did because the animal encounter was...the honey badger!!!
Honey BadgerHoney Badger
One of my favorite animals to see at the San Diego Zoo is the honey badger. I was actually a little sad about not visiting the zoo on this trip because I wouldn't get a chance to see the honey badger. I was so excited when we found out it was going to be the animal they were talking about. We got to learn about the honey badger up close for about 15 minutes while watching her destroy all the things they hid food in for her.
Tawny Frogmouth
We also happened to catch a really cool animal encounter with one of my favorite birds, the Tawny Frogmouth on our way out of the park. 
Rüppell's Griffon Vultureshoebill
I have a lot of favorite birds. The Rüppell's Griffon Vulture and the Shoebill are also in my list of favorite birds.
okapi
Another highlight of this particular Safari Park trip was watching the Okapi trying to get some leaves off a tree just out of reach with its really long tongue.

What's your favorite animal to see when you visit the zoo?