I had my grandchildren with me and we wandered around for a couple of hours taking photos.
They really enjoyed the children's zoo section, where they were able to hold baby chickens and pat the baby deer. They loved the monkeys and the seals the most I think. Well, it was 12 years ago, so my memory isn't that sharp. I do remember the baboons. Every time I aimed the camera, the big one would turn and show us his bum instead of his face. So, no photo.
We watched the polar bears for a while, but they were sleepy and not moving at all. I was surprised to see they aren't as snowy white as I thought they'd be. I'd only ever seen them on TV and in magazines.
I'm totally in love with this Dragon Tree. Draecena something-or-other. It's huge, the canopy is dense and shady and if I had enough space and time I would grow one in my yard. They're very slow growing so I'd need years and years. I think this one was spread across 20 metres or so. It's in the flamingo enclosure, you can just see one slightly right of centre, that pale pink blob. That's a flamingo.
This baby giraffe was just about 3 weeks old when I took this photo. I'm not even sure if he's still with us or gone to another zoo. I like watching these animals, but the smell from the giraffe enclosure is a bit strong, so we moved on fairly quickly.
These bison were having themselves a lovely lazy afternoon when I spotted them way off across their field. I took several photos with the zoom lens on my old camera until the bigger one looked right at me and started making snorting noises. It was like he was saying leave us in peace, so we did.
This is my preferred method of transport when getting around my city, no parking worries, no suddenly realising I'm out of petrol, no worry that someone will vandalise or steal my car while I'm shopping, sightseeing etc. This is one of our newer buses, when we went to the zoo, we travelled on one of the older silver jobbies.