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Some zoo critters

Well seeing as the boy is on half term we are going to have a week of various activities. Today was the zoo, Chester Zoo, little more than an hour from home.

It was exceptionally busy as expected but a good day was had by the little man which is the main thing.

Meerkats, undoubtedly my favourite little animals when we visit such a place.


Meerkat in the hatch at Chester Zoo 27.10.2014
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Meerkat 4 Chester Zoo 27.10.2014
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Meerkat 2 Chester Zoo 27.10.2014
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Chimp!


Chimpanzee Chester Zoo 27.10.2014
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Cheetah


Cheetah Chester Zoo 27.10.2014
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Azure Starling Chester Zoo
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Re: Some zoo critters

We used to live within a Lion's roar of Chester Zoo (sometimes we woke up in the night and wondered if they had got out when the wind was blowing from the Zoo! ) so its lovely to see these shots.

I think I recognise the old chimp female and the others are just a joy to see, thanks Tim
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...... (sometimes we woke up in the night and wondered if they had got out when the wind was blowing from the Zoo! ) ......
Was it the increased sounds or smells of the animals that led you to believe they had moved within a closer proximity?
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Was it the increased sounds or smells of the animals that led you to believe they had moved within a closer proximity?

The sounds, its amazing how the sound of a Lion carries on the wind and seems to be coming out of the front garden! (its even worse when the Chimps join in the racket )


They used to sell Elephant poo as a fertiliser and Lion poo as a cat repellent (I have no sense of smell but Pam told me it was pretty pungent )
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The sounds, its amazing how the sound of a Lion carries on the wind and seems to be coming out of the front garden! (its even worse when the Chimps join in the racket )


They used to sell Elephant poo as a fertiliser and Lion poo as a cat repellent (I have no sense of smell but Pam told me it was pretty pungent )
I don't have a sense of smell, either. Sometimes it's a curse but sometimes it's a blessing!
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Re: Some zoo critters

Hi there Tim!

One of my favourite places, and now that the kids are enjoying using cameras we've just bought year passes so we can go more regularly. My son loves the cheetars more than anything, I love the meerkats though!

Thanks for posting,

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Re: Some zoo critters

Excellent. I particularly like the first - the colour harmony is spot on.
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A lovely set, Tim, everyone adores themeerkat.com
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Re: Some zoo critters

Some fine meerkat shots. That first one just seems to suit their nature. Not sure I have come across an azure starling before.
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Not sure I have come across an azure starling before.
No, it appears I was being fobbed off. I assume the keeper who was feeding them didn't know what it was.

After a bit of digging it appears it is a Lilac Breasted Roller.
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