Stepping back in time to February, let's clear out a little backlog of San Francisco Zoo sketches from earlier in the year.
Because nothing says "Be My Valentine" like a posse of peccaries.
I finally persuaded a pelican to pose for me.
And a quick impression of the wiggly, hyperactive little patas monkey.
A couple of weeks later came International Polar Bear Day, and Uulu's outdoor space was enriched with ten tons of artificial snow for the occasion.
From snow to sauna. It's always a bit of an endurance test sketching in the hot, humid tropical aviary.
Then I doubled back to the African exhibits near the entrance. Especially happy with that stork...
And finally, I caught the handsome hippo out and about while the staff were draining his pool. I guess he'll always be Brian to me.