Friday, December 20, 2013


Today was a crisp December morning at the San Francisco Zoo, and the public debut of little Kabibe!

Your local media arrived bright and early for the naming announcement. The gorilla enclosure was still being prepped...

Some quick sketches of five-month-old Kabibe ("little lady") and granny Bawang. Patriarch Oscar Jonesy manfully stood watch.

Unlike us freezing humans, the gorillas staked out nice sunny spots. Five-year-old Hasani clambered up a tree to mug for us, too.

Onward to the big cats!

I was pleased to see that some of the animals aren't exactly morning people, either.

The peccary pups are getting bigger, some more dramatically than others.

As the day warmed up, the little peccaries became really hyperactive!

A reminder: The Big Bugs exhibit closes January 12. See them while you can!

And, of course, Merry Christmas to everyone.


Brendab45 said...

Your sketches are beautiful! Thank you.

Mark Simmons said...

Thanks, Brenda! :-)