Sunday, May 8, 2016

Among the Wildlife

Saturday, under beautiful blue skies, I spent the day at the Melbourne Zoo.
I was given a "behind the scenes experience with the gorillas" from Emma.
Sadly, it was cancelled at the last minute, due to the birth of a new baby gorilla.
My last visit to the zoo must have been 10 years ago. It has changed a lot.

 Peter Pan
 These woven hanging pots are in the new monkey enclosure, their food is hidden in them.
 You can now walk through the monkeys and observe them from these woven huts.
 A date with the Gorillas at a later time.
 The butterfly enclosure.

  Beautiful orchids for the butterflies to hover over.
 A baby elephant is due any day now.

 Illuminated coral sculptures in the underwater aquarium.
 Cheeky little Penguins.
 Beautiful Sth African Proteas.

 These baby Meerkats would not leave each other's side.
Kings of the Jungle.


  1. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful zoo in Melbourne, each time I go something new has been added, and always for the betterment of the animals.

  2. Do you get to do the gorilla experience another day instead?

    Yesterday was a lovely day to spend at the zoo.

  3. It has been a few years since I have been to the Zoo and even then the environment for the animals was improving. As a child I can remember the concrete pits and iron bars on cages. And going for a ride on the elephant! What a shame you missed out on the gorilla experience. But it looks like you had a great day anyway.