Posts Tagged ‘flamingoes’

Think Pink – The San Francisco Zoo Invites You to See the Flamingo Chicks This Weekend

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Those newborn -hatched Chilean flamingo chicks are getting all kinds of attention at our San Francisco Zoo these days.

Check it:

The San Francisco Zoological Society is tickled pink after the hatching of three Chilean flamingo chicks. Come celebrate these exciting deliveries Labor Day weekend, September 4, 5 & 6, during a special “pink-themed” extravaganza. Pink flamingo lawn ornaments, ribbons and bows will line Zoo Street all the way to Flamingo Island. Plus, Zoo guests who wear a visible article of pink clothing will receive one dollar off general Zoo admission. Pink is in the air!”

So a buck isn’t all that much off of the price of admission but times are tough these days.

Anyway, see you there!

A Little Shaking in San Francisco – Didn’t Feel Like a Scary Earthquake Here

Monday, June 28th, 2010

7:47 AM, June 28th – The bay area just got a few little rolls from an “adorable” quake that had an epicenter just three miles to the west of the San Francisco Zoo, under the Pacific on the San Andreas Fault.

The animals at the zoo are unnerved:

“I can hear the Peacocks at the @sfzoo flipping out over the little earthquake.”

Oh well. Here it is, from the USGS:

Magnitude 3.5
  • Monday, June 28, 2010 at 14:47:04 UTC
  • Monday, June 28, 2010 at 07:47:04 AM at epicenter
Location 37.742°N, 122.556°W
Depth 8 km (5.0 miles)
  • 5 km (3 miles) WNW (284°) from San Francisco Zoo
  • 10 km (6 miles) NW (306°) from Daly City, CA
  • 11 km (7 miles) NW (309°) from Colma, CA
  • 13 km (8 miles) WSW (253°) from San Francisco City Hall, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters Nph= 73, Dmin=9 km, Rmss=0.08 sec, Gp=101°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Event ID nc71416595

Saint Francis of Assisi was all, “Is that what Thouest calls an Earth-Tembler Temblor, Master Andreas? Really, t’was merely a trifling. Next time, Thouest should Bring It On.”

An artist’s depiction of Frank raising the roof in victory over Saint Andy this A.M.:

Still standing, baby!