We went to Paignton Zoo. You probably guessed that from the title.
It’s a zoo, and it’s in Paignton. I hope you’re here for the photos, not the highly imaginative storytelling. We met this big fella at the entrance.
I think we also met Rupert Murdoch there.
Other birds were available.
The real gorillas were a bit less colourful, but more impressive.
I was even more captivated to see a real live librarian, though. Ook. There was even a baby orang-utan with its mother.
We ventured into Lemur Wood, though I failed to get any decent photos of the lemurs, which is a shame, because I’m very fond of lemurs.
If I remember rightly, I didn’t really have the right lens with me for the zoo – we hadn’t planned to go, so I was a bit limited.
A few more photos…
There were baboons. Including baby baboons. Baby baboon, it’s a baby baboon. Now I have a song stuck in my head.
Slower critters were available too. Big tortoises.
Oh, ok, I did manage to get one photo of a lemur, but it’s pretty bad. Still showing it, though, because lemurs are awesome.
Another favourite for me – capybaras. Or possibly guinea pigs a bit closer than I thought. There’s no way to tell.
Zebras and Ostriches, together at last.
No, I’m not sure why I thought I should glom several photos together to make a big photo of an ostrich, but I did.
There’s a reptile enclosure, too, with bitey things and sneks.
That’s followed by a tropical bird enclosure, and a desert area.
On the way out, we found even more exotic creatures.