It definitely needs some money spent on the place but I guess without public support and paying customers it is hard to do, bit of a catch 22 really. The gardens are very established and it really has so much potential to be fabulous.
For a quiet couple of hours out (not really enough for a full day) though it was nice.
So of course we couldn't possibly go to the zoo without sharing plenty of animal photo's. I must remember to take my second zoom with me to these sorts of places they are always better for the animal enclosures that are that little bit further away.
Petting and feeding the kangaroo's, although I think they just wanted to snooze.
ahh the cuddly koalas are always a hit!
K loved this tree and would have been happy to play there for hours I think.
Peacocks, galore. We spent the entire day looking for stray feathers but no luck.
C has had a little fetish with donkeys for awhile. He has never seen one in real life before and after watching these two I'm not sure he will feel the same way about them.
I wasn't able to get the shot with both of them in it at the same time, but this is exactly what they were both doing (heads held to the side like that, one to each side) begging for food. It is hard to tell but they really didn't open their mouths much, just raised their upper lips and showed all of their teeth, as hideous as they were lol!! The kids were asking why someone hasn't brushed their teeth, cause they sure needed too.
It was so funny, they knew the little brown bags of food and you all you had to do was raise your hand and they would go into the pose. Sure gave us a giggle.
This iguana was stunning.
These are some sort of Mountain Goat (I've forgotten the breed now) and let's just say that no one was impressed with this stop off. K was extremely frustrated because she wanted to feed the babies and the bigger ones just kept butting in. B was scared they were going to bite his finger off, so as soon as they touched his hand full of feed he pulled it away and it went all over the ground (by the end he managed to feed a couple) and C was absolutely not getting down from daddy's shoulders!
Snoozing Red Panda.
C really wasn't sure about touching this one.
They have a small farm enclosure area, which K loved immensely.
And what's a day at the Zoo without an Ice Cream!
A yummy choc mint ice cream, just perfect for smearing over one's face.
We had a lovely day togetherm just the 5 of us.
I am linking this this to Science Sunday.