Monday, August 22, 2011

Whipsnade Zoo

I have a really great new friend here in England that was kind enough to share her 1/2 membership tickets with the kids and I for a day at Whipsnade Zoo. It's considered to be one of the best in England, and I can see why. There are amazing views as the zoo is at the top of a hill. There are huge grassy areas for the kids to run and play in. The animals are very accessible and there are quite a few new ones, for us, that were different from those in the Phoenix zoo. The kids had so much fun that they became tired and whiny towards the end, and that was our cue to wrap up the day. Both sets of kids fell asleep on the ride home. I hope you enjoy the pictures half as much as we enjoyed being there.

These brown bears were so funny. We decided they must be brother and sister as the sister kept taunting the brother, getting into his new space each time he would walk away.
Horrible view, huh?

You can kind of see that one of these otters is holding something. He never let it go and would twirl it around and around in his hands. We thought they must have been very hungry as every time they heard a vehicle go by they would run after it, and seemed to be begging us for food.
I think all kids love rolling down grassy hills, don't they?


Anonymous said...

I am so glad you and the kids are making friends. Love your blog and reading about all your great adventures!

Luke and Hailie Girl said...

Great pics! Especially the water ones!