I decided on visiting the zoo as a nice relaxed substitute to my weekends plans. The place of choice for our visit was the Yorkshire Wildlife park in Doncaster. I love wildlife and visiting a zoo is a great way to see a wide range of animals while supporting conservation programs. Me and the boyfriend jumped in his Metro for the one hour drive down the motorway to reach our destination. I packed us a picnic of cheese and Marmite sandwiches (which I've been craving since thinking about them in my versatile blogger post), sausage rolls and choc chip cookies.
- Zebra - Wallaby - Tiger - Polar Bear - Ostrich - Meerkat and Mongoose - Lioness - Giraffe - Ringtail Lemurs - Camels -
The weather was a little over cast but this can sometime be better as the animals can be more active in cooler weather. Regardless most animals where having naps but we could see every animals with well designed enclosures for public viewing. The highlight to the visit was the Polar bears as I haven't seen a polar bear before, they are so big. The other great thing I saw was the three tiger cubs, they where so cute, (well hidden so not really visible on the photo sorry).
There where two enclosures you could walk through, the Wallaby and Ringtail Lemurs. These where really awesome enclosures as you could get up close with the animals and I love a photo that isn't spoilt with enclosure bars. The animals where literally running around your feet and passing across the walkways as you made your way around. The park has more animals that I have taken photos of including Monkeys, Anteaters, a selection of Birds and wild Dogs. They are currently under going construction of a Giant Otter enclosure.
Sadly it started to rain and as we had already seen everything we retreated to the car for our lunch and tried to wait out the rain but it just didn't stop. So we headed home a little earlier than planned and stopped at the local IKEA on our return journey. I picked up a few bits that I've wanted for a while and some other bits which I thought would work well as photo props. Overall it was a lovely day and I really enjoyed myself.
Do you have any summer activities planned?
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