Thursday, November 16, 2006

We all went to the Zoo....

Newquay Zoo is a little local parochial zoo hidden behind a housing estate in Newquay Cornwall.

Everything from pot-bellied pigs to Owston's Civets, a rare small carnivore from Vietnam. The latter born at the zoo, the first outside Vietnam. The zoo picture is at the bottom, I couldn't get a decent shot in their day box.

Is it too much to ask for some GRASS??

Has that nasty lawn-mower fingy gone yet??

woohoo!! Lunch!

I know I saw a left-over fish in there from lunch......

[YAWN] It's exhausting getting up here......

OK, so walk past - nothing to see here.....we're just goats....

Ain't we just AMAZING????? (link: about Owston's Civets)

Then there are the lions (a certain group of young people know not to tease Connie the lioness again!) the apes, the tropical house, the farm animals, meerkats (always on patrol), capybara (or as RCA calls them, giant gerbils), fossas (previously mentioned) and the wonderful small animals wandering free.

Funniest thing heard at the zoo. Two young boys with their mum watching the Macaques and their awe-filled voices.....

'Wow, mum' one of them breathed almost overcome with awe 'My first ever electric fence! I've never seen an electric fence before....'

I will quite happily spend hours at this zoo, watching the common and the rare.....the small and the large.....the ugly and the beautiful......the sleepy and the hyperactive.

cq

11 comments:

CyberKitten said...

For such a small zoo... it's lots of fun. Funny watching the public too..... [grin].

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL Zoo...and you say it is small...! It looks like there are so many very wonderful and rare animals there....I can see how you would want to spend a LOT of time there....very very dear little creatures and big ones, too!

Anonymous said...

Okay-- so.. umm.. what are those little things in your (??) hands? great pictures! I do love zoo pictures! :)

Bob-kat said...

Does your last paragraph refer to the animals, the people or both? :0)

Anonymous said...

I am glad you enjoyed it.
I have never heard of those animals!

Moogie said...

I love the zoo! Like you, I could spend hours there. Luckily my kids love it too!

Michele sent me but I had to come by and send you some of our sunshine. Have a wondeful weekend!

Karen said...

Really great photos and reflections from the zoo. Looks like it was a beautiful day, too!

Michele sent me your way today. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Carmi said...

I love these pictures. You've reminded me that I need to spend more time at the zoo. I photographed some stuffed animals at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science earlier this week. They look frighteningly lifelike, and I'll post them to my blog soon. But nothing's as neat as the real thing.

Thanks for the inspiration! Michele thanks you, too!

Carmi

Bob-kat said...

Hi Hon. It was nice to see you yesterday :0) Those civets are so cute!

mar said...

I want to go to the zoo again!!!

Pearl said...

I've never seen or heard of a civit. Glad to learn.