Tag Archives: Wellington Zoo

Living at the edge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

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Brilliant things: Lions at Wellington Zoo

I love how easy it is to get to Wellington Zoo. While it isn’t quite an inner city, it’s probably only a 15 minute drive from the CBD. Those living at the edges of the Zoo apparently can hear the lions roar! This is one of the two male lions at Wellington Zoo (I can’t tell the difference between Malik and Zulu!!). I find it fascinating to visit the lion habitat when I’m at the zoo. Mostly because they pretty much behave like my cat, but much bigger. Also, it was very educational doing the lion encounter (but not a close encounter) to learn about the conservation efforts and also how Wellington Zoo treats their lions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In for the ride

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

I visited Wellington Zoo for the first time last Saturday. It really is the best little zoo in the world. It’s not very big, but nicely laid out, has enough variety of animals and has some really good messages on conservation and environmental issues.

This is my favourite animal there – the Bolivian Squirrel Monkey. That is one content looking baby.

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey: Mother and Baby [taken 19 Jan 2015]

“You were my home, Mother. I had no home but you” Janet Fitch, in White Oleander