Most people go to the San Diego Zoo to see giant pandas, polar bears, elephants, giraffes, and anything else big, moving, and strange.
The San Diego Zoo, however, is more than just a zoo. It’s also an internationally recognized arboretum. Along with the Zoo’s Safari Park, there are over a million plants on 1,900 acres representing 6,500 species, including 280 threatened and endangered ones. There is always something blooming, growing, or simply looking strange:
I’ve been watching the baobab tree in the last picture for about a decade. The scars are from the removal of branches, but it looks like an owl to me. Over the years, the owl continues to grow.