Monday, January 10, 2011

Zoo Trip

Hi everyone!

Some people voted in the poll thingy I had a while ago for me to do more posts about random/life related things so today I'm sharing some pictures of my recent trip to the zoo!  I went on the Monday after New Years Day.  In hindsight, I would not go again during school holidays - so many bratty kids (and normal behaved ones as well, haha!), but honestly there were kids throwing tantrums over the most simple things (going to the toilet, having a drink, tying a shoelace, putting on a hat/sunscreen etc).  I wonder how their parents get them to do more complex tasks, like going to the dentist or similar, if they go crazy over just having a drink of water.

Anyway, onto the animals!  I didn't get that many good pictures as it was quite crowded and we couldn't really get into a prime viewing position for a lot of the exhibits.

Gibbon - I love gibbons, they are probably my favourite monkey
I took a heap more than this, but these are my favourites.  I didn't get a good picture of the new baby elephants as it was sleeping when we went past the elephants.  We went back later to see it in the barn though and I can assure you it is super cute!!!  We also saw the new baby orang utan (born on December 6th, less than a month old when we saw it!!!!!), I almost exploded from the cuteness!  I didn't really get any good pics though as I was photographing through the wire of the enclosure.  It was so tiny and adorable, just clinging tigtly to it's mother as she swung around the ropes and platforms of the enclosure.  The new orang utan enclosure is really nice though, much better than the old one.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love animals. They bring so much joy.

  2. I am really really jealous right now, you have no idea. I have been wanting to go to the zoo for about 8 months now, and I am still waiting! The animals look awesome! x

  3. Go!! But maybe wait until school holidays are over haha! And if you go, go early in the day and ask when you arrive what times the baby animals are on display (I think the baby orang utan was only on display for about 2 hrs per day), to make sure you don't miss them. When we went, the baby orang utan was on display at around 1pm from memory.

  4. I absolutely LOVE visiting the zoo! I love seeing baby Mali, and am dying to see the new boy with her :) They are just the cutest things to watch :)


Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment.