Skip to comments.Newt visits the San Diego Zoo
Posted on 02/14/2012 10:20:05 PM PST by South40
Newt Gingrich has never been shy about his love of zoos.
While campaigning here for the GOP presidential nomination, Gingrich sneaked away for an unannounced Valentines Day visit to the San Diego Zoo.
I really like to see the animals, Gingrich said Tuesday during a private tour in Balboa Park.
But I also like to see how zoos think. What are they trying to accomplish?
In San Diego, the elephant complex is replete with what he described as a sophisticated introduction to fossils that gives visitors a feel for Southern California.
Gingrich spent a few extra moments staring silently at an elephant, a subtle nod to the GOP mascot, he said. Sweet Land of Liberty, a childrens book written by Newts wife, Callista Gingrich, takes a guided tour of American history with Ellis the Elephant.
Gingrich showed no such interest in visiting with donkeys, which may or may not live at the zoo.
Asked whether the time-honored institutions were becoming an endangered species, Gingrich said there are some fanatics who dont understand the importance of zoos.
(Excerpt) Read more at utsandiego.com ...
“Asked whether the time-honored institutions were becoming an endangered species, Gingrich said there are some fanatics who dont understand the importance of zoos.”
A couple of years ago I visited the zoo in DC and saw the panda bears up close. I wondered if I would ever see a panda bear again if they couldn’t get them to breed.
Yeah, I know it's an old gag, but I just couldn't resist
Big Gorilla at the L.A. Zoo
snatched the glasses right off my face
took the keys to my BMW
left me here to take his place.
one has an African Lion and the other a Lyin’ African
Newt... You should visit the Washington Zoo....it got relocated to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.