01 March 2009

We went to the zoo

For those of you who get bored with long posts, I am really sorry, I just couldn't choose which photos I wanted to show, so I chose most of them!

Yesterday we went to Colchester zoo for the day and we had a really good time. We took a picnic (which we ate in the boot of the car) and Leah loved seeing all the different animals, in fact we all did.

We saw this little crocodile ( I still wouldn't trust it though).....

...some meercats.....

...and who is this great ape? Not Richard, the Orang Utag of course!! He looks so sad.....



...there was a part of the zoo with familiar animals, so I couldn't resist this lovely goat with her kids...



...and these monkeys had very colourful noses (and most probably bottoms too!)



We saw the graceful Cheetahs....having a sniff here I think....


....and Leah's favourite, the elephant. What a huge beast!


We also have a Zeedonk (only seen in captivity for obvious reasons) and an ostrich....


...some Giraffes having their tea....



... a lovely little zebra....



..,.some big white rhinos (I really like these).....

...a rather close wolf...perhaps too close???


...a white tiger.....

....some African hunting dogs.......


....a great tiger....


....oh, what's this?? Hmmmmm I haven't seen one of these before.....


.... a very odd squirrel with a little girl riding it. Must be a very rare animal! We saw lots more besides, including the lions and leopards, buty not all my photos came out that well. I said it was a long post and took ages to upload!

5 comments:

ellie said...

Ooooh! What a great zoo! There's all my fave animals! :) Gosh, it looks better than London zoo!

Kyoko said...

hehe!!! Love the unidentified squirrel and a little girl on it! ;D
It looks like a really good zoo. Great photos too!

LissyLou said...

I love Colchester zoo, anything new there this year?? I think we are going to go in Easter hols. Love the pics. x

LissyLou said...

I live in Rayleigh so not far from you. We go into Southend and Leigh alot. x

Joy said...

Looks like you had a great day. I have not been to Colchester for years. Always loved it there.