I was rushing to get to the Snow Leopard enclosure when I spotted this swan with its piercing red eyes, coal black feathers and shiny, bright red beak. How could I not stop for a couple of minutes to take a few pictures?
One thing's for sure, black swans are stunning! Immediately I could see why it was used as the inspiration for the ballerina movie.
When its wing feathers are raised and ruffled it even looks like its wearing a tutu.
They are graceful and elegant. At the zoo they live with some ducks, geese, capybara, and anteaters in the Puente el Sur exhibit.
You can see the Black Swans too:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. & the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA. 94132
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Current Zoo Admission Prices as of 12/21/12
Adult (15-64) $15
Seniors (65+) $12
Children (ages 4-14) $9
Children under 3 Free
Parking Mon-Fri $8
Parking Sat-Sun / Holidays $10
Discounted Rates: Available for San Francisco residents and military
Free Admission: The first Wednesday of each month but only for San Francisco residents. You must show proof of residency through a valid driver license, identification card or utility, phone or other local bill, delivered to your home address.
If you're interested CLICK HERE to view the current San Francisco Zoo membership rates as of December 2012.