Introducing Kokamo and Her Son , Monroe
Kokamo, a Silverback Gorilla at San Diego Safari Park is a new Mom. As you can see, she is rather dexterous when it comes to keeping her son on hand. Little Monroe seems to be enjoying the ride even if he is seeing the world upside down most of the time. When Monroe is a little older and stronger, he will be carried on her back. But for now, she has to hold him tight.
Kokamo came to San Diego from the Colorado Zoo in 2010 as part of the Association of Zoos Species Survival Plan. She was sired by Winston a long time favorite Silverback Gorilla that was the very first born gorilla at Safari Park in 2000.
Monroe is seen here one month after his birth at the San Diego Safari Park born Jun 17,2011. Monroe was named after Dr. Lee Monroe a former president of the San Diego Zoo Global and chair of the San Diego Zoo's research committee.
One of things I love most about living in and being a REALTOR® in San Diego is the Zoo and Safari Park. I love learning about these animals and as much of the inner working of the zoo as I can learn. I never tire of seeing these marvelous animals and I so appreciate the wonderful works done in conservation of these endangered animals. I hope my photos of them will always be welcomed here in the Rain. When I am at one of the parks , even while trying to get the best photo I can, I still feel like a little kid discovering each of them as though it were for the first time. I marvel at their antics and I am totally fascinated with them and all the efforts made to keep them healthy and happy in their home here in San Diego.
For my clients that move or relocate here to San Diego, I always make a big fuss about encouraging them to becoming members of the Zoological Society and taking advantage of these two most important San Diego treasures, the Safari Park and the Zoo. Annual memberships are so affordable and you can visit either of the parks any time you like. And it certainly makes collecting photos of these animal treasures and catching them when they least suspect someone is watching.