Behind the Scenes
Did you know that Lorikeets get camera-shy? For about an hour, the birds gathered in the trees over our heads, eyeing us suspiciously. Finally these colorful little creatures got comfortable with our crew and all our strange equipment, and started to play along. Actually, it might have been the cups of sweet nectar that our little actress was holding that coaxed the lorikeets to join the show. The lesson from this shoot? Be careful what you wish for or you may find yourself covered with too many Lorikeets to count. Good thing they were so sweet and good natured - our crew had a blast!
Get the Inside Scoop on the San Diego Zoo Safari Park:
Meet wildlife from around the globe
Get your cameras ready: stepping into Lorikeet Landing at San Diego Zoo Safari Park guarantees to get you some of the best shots of the day. Kids (and grownups) hold little cups of sweet nectar, and the colorful parakeet-like birds alight—on arms, shoulders, even the top of heads. It’s not just a visual stunner; it’s fascinating too, as kids can learn how these brilliantly hued birds delicately lap up the nectar with their little tongues, just like a kitten.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a wildlife sanctuary in Escondido, is home to 2,600 animals, making it the best way, short of boarding around the globe, to watch rhinos, lions, gorillas, and other exotic wild animals roam in enormous, naturalized enclosures. The Safari Park is a sibling to the famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park; consider buying combo tickets that allow you to visit both attractions.