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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Coming Up: Travesia: Journey of the Grey Whale at the SF Zoo

If you're fascinated by whales, you'll want to check out the new whale exhibit at the SF Zoo. The  zoo partnered with SF's Consulate General of Mexico to be the only U.S. venue for this special traveling exhibition. It's called Travesía: Journey of the Gray Whale. The sow is created by Proyecto Ballena Gris (the Gray Whale Project) and it tells the story of one of the longest migrations in the animal world from the fertile waters of the Arctic seas to the protected lagoons of Baja.

The show was conceived to be exhibited in a few of the major cities the whales swim by (Vancouver, San Francisco and Ensenada).

I'm excited about this San Francisco Zoo exhibit because we went whale watching in Baja California looking for these traveling creatures. Unfortunately those in our boat did not see one (the other boat that went out at the same time did - bummer for us). You can actually pull your boat right next to them - the whales like getting petted!

The excitement for us was that the waves were so strong our boat almost flipped. That's what my son still talks about - he could have cared less about the whale (though he may have changed his mind if he got to pet one). Since we had to get out the monster waves, we went into a bay to do some fishing. Which of us caught the fish (aside from the guide)? Me! Take that, hubby! It was a good dinner, thank you very much.

What: Travesía: Journey of the Gray Whale
When: June 8 - September 17 (open 11-4, which is shorter than zoo hours, which is 10-5 daily)
Where: SF Zoo's Pachyderm building
Cost: Free with admission

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