Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Welsh Mountain Zoo Nov 2008

It was a lovely warm November day, the boys and I headed to the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. Aaron and Callum had a great time and so did I.

Upon arrival we parked up, the boys went to have a play in the jungle adventure playground and on the Tarzan trail whilst I got the map out and got our bearings.

We first visited the camels, there was a baby camel also at the zoo.

The next stop was the sea lions who have there own blog entry below. The sea lion show was fantastic. From here we went on to visit the penguins these were so tame, the boys had a great time
Next was the flamingo, deer, przewalski horses, ostriches, wallaby's and the mountain goats.

We quickly visited the Chimpanzee`s before having a rest and the boys played again on the Tarzan trail.

After a short rest we headed on to see the porcupines, birds of prey & the brown bears.



The bears at the zoo were rescued http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/755677.stm . We were lucky enough to watch them being fed.

Next we visited the old Crocodile in the reptile house and the children`s animal farm hens, goats, geese and turkey.

Next we visited the monkey`s, Owls, Parrots and Arctic foxes. The Parrots were lose we got some very good photograph`s of them. We also got some good photograph`s of the Arctic foxes. These little guys looked very cuddly with there white fur.

We walked back down towards the camels and headed back to the Tarzan trail with our packed lunch. The boys set about eating up sandwiches, crisps, fruit, chocolate and blackcurrant juice.

They also had another play on the Tarzan trail.

After lunch we headed to the Chimpanzee World to watch the show about the chimps. It was a good show, we watched them being fed. The keeper told how the little holes similar to termite mounds were filled with treats such as marmite, peanut butter and jam. We were introduced to all the chimps. One chimp was very intelligent she was originally from Chester Zoo and new sign language.
Afterwards we watched the sea lions again before having a last walk around and visiting the tigers. The boys had last play on the park before we left. The Welsh Mountain Zoo is a very nice little zoo well worth a trip. The zoo is hilly in parts so wheelchair use would prove difficult in some parts.
Please take a look at the zoo web site link below :-


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