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33 Perfect reasons to follow the San Diego Zoo on Instagram

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The San Diego Zoo on Instagram offers the ultimate eye candy for animal lovers

The San Diego Zoo is one of the best, most lauded zoos in the entire world. The secret, though, the thing no one tells you, is that their Instagram account is just as spectacular. Here are 33 reasons you need to start following the San Diego Zoo Instagram account ASAP.

1. Aisha the baby orangutan

2. Really, though

3. So many panda pictures

It's almost the weekend. Hang in there. #panda #cub #cute #baby #sandiegozoo

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4. So, so many

5. Birthday party level of panda pictures

6. Sloths!

This adorable face needs a name. Go to bit.ly/nameoursloth to help us name our baby #sloth.

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7. Giraffe closeups!

Nikki's calf officially exploded the #cute meter. Huge props to our photographer Ken Bohn.

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8. Tortoises eating watermelon! (Enough with the exclamation points already, we've got it)

Our Galapagos tortoises had an awesome holiday. How was yours?

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9. Pumbaa! (All right, now we've got it)

A warthog's "warts" are actually just thick growths of skin.

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10. This wee cheetah

11. This important animal topiary

Tonight's #sunset was #JawDropping. #NatureIsAwesome

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12. Trivia, like what

13. The Fresh Prince in bird form

"The Fresh Prince" in bird form #GreatBlueTuraco #sandiegozoo

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14. The Great Peacock Giraffe

Pic by Jayne Oden. #Giraffe + #peacock =

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15. The occasional, on point meme

16. Underwater polar bear shenanigans

A #polarbear can swim for up to 12 days & up to 426 miles. #regram #animals #nature #sandiegozoo

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17. Relaxing roos

May your weekend look like this. #RelaxingRoo

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18. Koala mamas

#Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. - Gary Snyder #koalafornia #sandiegozoo

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19. Videos that help you determine your spirit animal

Watch this and tap the screen to determine your spirit #animal. Let us know which animal you got in the comments.

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20. Facial expressions like this

I can't believe I ate the whole thing. #lion #animals #sandiegozoo pic by Brian Connolly

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21. And this

Mountainous Stare by Marcia Siggins Jonas #mountainlion #puma #cougar #sandiegozoo

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22. And this

What are you munching on JJ? Name what species 2-year-old JJ is.

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23. Elephant dirt baths

24. Seasonally appropriate shots

Who needs #pumpkin pie? #GalapagosTortoise #Halloween #feast #sandiegozoo

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25. Hump day photos

Happy Wu-dnesday! #MrWu #XiaoLiwu #HumpDay #panda #bear #sandiegozoo Pic by Mollie Rivera

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26. Animal love photos

27. No explanation necessary photos

#Disco #turtle has moves.

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28. Unknown species

Pop quiz: What species is this?

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29. More unknown species

#WhatIsItWednesday Name the species. #sandiegozoo

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30. Rhinos prancing

Introducing "Mili," the 65th greater one-horned #rhino born at the @sdzsafaripark. Help us welcome her to the world.

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31. Zebras smiling

#laughter is the best medicine. Photo by Debbie Beals. #animals #zebra #sandiegozoo

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32. Eyes glaring

Name the species. Hint: It's the top #predator in its native #Madagascar. #WhatIsItWednesday pic by Rachel Pollard

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33. Happiness

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