What I Learned From Visiting A Zoo


san diego 047, originally uploaded by M'roy.

First of all this photo is very old, taken November 2003, San Diego Zoo.

These are not just pigs. These are Visayan Pigs. I bet you didn't know that! For my fellow Filipinos, here's the Wiki link here, go click it and learn about them.

This was the most pleasant surprise I got from a place filled with awesome creatures.

BTW, I have mixed feelings about posting random shots daily. I kinda miss running a series. I am going to spend more time choosing what photos I'd share from my February trip so that I can run that series sooner than I planned.

Comments

  1. Wow, I've never seen a pig like this before, even my long stay in the visayas. These pigs have very long snouts.

    Oh, I visited the link you gave and found that these are almost extinct already. Sad. I hope they can find a way to keep the population growing.

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  2. Interesting visit again. The Yosimite and the pigs caught my eye.

    Yes you do a series again. I found it helps to oreder my thinking towards the eventual presentation.

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  3. How informative! These pigs look very unique.

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  4. Visayan pigs...? I never encountered them here...
    They have very strange heads...

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  5. Wow! Visayan Pigs at the San Diego Zoo??? Didn't know that. That's amazing. :)

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  6. San diego zoo has so many cool animals! very nice!

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  7. Interesting. I've never seen pigs like that. The only 'odd' pigs that I found so far were those in Davao.

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  8. Nice to share photos of the zoo over your side of the world. Been a long time since I visited my zoo...lol

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  9. Quite an interesting visit. Thanks for the information Maria.

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  10. These animals should be the last of its kind!

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  11. San Diego has the visayan pig, i wonder if there are a few left in Visayas?

    please do post some series of photos. i'll be anxiously waiting for it :D

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  12. i even wonder if we still have that type of pig. they need to save this one. and since this was in 2003, i hope it's still there.

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  13. This is the first time I've heard of Visayan Pigs. That's a great discovery.

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