For the record: Yes, that was
at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday for a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour.
Gingrich was in the area raising money for his bid for the Republican presidential nomination but found time to visit the zoo, including feeding a young panda, looking at
, polar bears and
, and posing for pictures with zoo staffers.
Gingrich has made other visits to the zoo and Safari Park, including a sleepover at the park's Snore and Roar program.
A stop at the zoo is a kind of tradition for presidents and presidential hopefuls. Bill, Chelsea and
visited the zoo and Safari Park (formerly known as the Wild Animal Park).
And in the early stages of the 2008 campaign,
and daughters Malia and Sasha visited the zoo.