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Old 18-07-2016, 11:30 AM
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Finally made it there. It's a nice enough zoo and I like how it's lacking those tacky fairground attractions a lot of other animal parks have these days (IMHO the noise can't be good for the animals and at the end of a day you go to a zoo to see the animals and not ride on a roundabout) and the keepers are all very knowledgeable and friendly.
Some of the pictures aren't the best because you were not supposed to use any flash, again something I strongly agree with.

Koala male (the female was fast asleep)


Wallaby


Sleepy Sunbear


Capuchin baby just hanging around. I could have watched the primates for hours.


Scatter feed


Little Squirrel Monkey. He (or she) kept trying to offer pieces of his apple to my youngest through the glass. He must have recognized a relative lol.


They're so smart. One of the Capuchines made apple juice by rubbing his apple half on a tree branch and then licking it up.

Victoria Crowned Pigeon
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Old 18-07-2016, 11:51 AM
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Buff Cheeked Gibbon


The Chimpanzees had a bit of a fall out over the scatter feed. Very fascinating posturing


Male and female in deep conversation


Mum and Baby


Cassowary wasn't happy about small birds in the bushes surrounding his enclosure, but then: When is a Cassowary ever happy lol?


Gentoo Penguin


No-one is as chilled as this CHimpanzee


Absolutely gorgeous African Hunting Dogs.
This one only had 3 legs, but seems to be the undisputed leader


Mine!


Off to steal the other one's booty


Cheeky male off with the younger one's dinner


Gendoo Penguin with very young chick


Rock Hyrax (just love that face)


Because you're worth it! Fabulous Asiatic Lion and his wife




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Old 18-07-2016, 11:52 AM
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Eastern White Pelicans


Chilean Flamingos having a natter


Dinner time


Very handsome King Penguin


Sumatran Tiger, only the one was out. They're getting a new massive enclosure with a glass tunnel for visitors to walk under




After hiding for the whole day, Giant Panda "Yang Guan" finally made a short appearance just before closing time(one of the keepers teased him out with a treat). The female needs some peace and quiet,as it is breeding season at the moment:
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