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Monday, 17 October 2011

Late Birthday Surprise!!!

Just look what we did today!!!














Mike had arranged a surprise VIP day for me with some of our liveries who work at Whipsnade Zoo. A lovely keeper took us both for a giraffe and meerkat experience!
Getting up close and personal with the giraffes and meerkats was the most amazing experience. The giraffes are so gentle and graceful (and huge!!!) and the smaller one, who is only three years old, really seemed to enjoy talking to us, even when the food ran out.

The meerkats were very inquisitive and VERY bold! They ate the crickets we gave them then climbed all over us, scratching at jumpers to see if there were any more hiding in there, then using us as lookout posts. They were totally unafraid and completely adorable.

Here are a few more photos of some of my favourite animals. I missed the rhinos and elephants this time due to time running out but they're having an event where you can have your photo taken with an elephant soon and I'll definitely be back for that!
These maras roam free around the zoo and tend to hang out in family groups. They mate for life and are very cute and very tame.






Last but never least the lovely zebras!



I had the most lovely and memorable day! We're going to become members of the zoo so we can go often, as it's right on our doorstep, and we want to go to Regents Park Zoo soon too, as they have aardvarks and I just love aardvarks and have never seen a real live one before.

2 comments:

  1. That is SO COOL! I have always wanted to get up close and personal with giraffes. The meerkats look like fun too.

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  2. Thank you very much, Jennifer! I can highly recommend it!!!!

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