Ooo ooo ooo ooo (imagine the scene from the Shrek movie where Donkey is begging to be picked to go with Shrek)
Perth Zoo has become my new favorite place. Earlier this year mum and I went for the first time since I was a kid. I bought myslef a annual membership so I can visit as many times as I want in a year and it won’t cost a thing at the gate. I have now been 4 times this year lol. All the money raised goes towards conservation efforts for all species that reside in the zoo.
I agree sometimes I wonder about animals in enclosures. But the zoo does such great conservation work and I have known a lot of these animals since I was little and I have grown up with them being a part of Perth news and happenings. I know they are loved and well looked after.
Ok these are some of my favourite photos… that I took all by my onesies.
This is Trisha the matriarch of the Asian Elephant herd. She was born in Vietnam on the 24th January 1957 and came to Perth in 1963. Every morning if it is nice, warm and sunny she comes out with her keeper to do some gentle aerobic exercise. Sometimes she likes to be a little cheeky and show off for her visitors.
This is Armani the stud muffin of the Rothschild Giraffe herd. He has been a busy boy helping to contribute to Perth Zoo’s conservation program with other zoos around Australia and around the world. Perth zoo have a close encounter experience where you can offer them a treat if they would like it.
This is Memphis the Southern White Rhino he came to Perth Zoo from, well Memphis (giggle) in 1989 (the year I was born)
And my all time favourite animals…
Sadly Perth Zoo’s two male lions, brothers Nelson and Mandela passed away a few years ago. I was devastated. Now there are two new sisters, new lionesses. I don’t know their names yet, but I will learn them in time. I was mesmerized by her golden eyes. She looks right into your soul.
I could spend hours wandering around the zoo, especially spending time with the lionesses.
Omg I am a total sucker for a gift shop. I am a magpie for stuff. I have a serious problem where I need more grown up adult-ier adult supervision lol. I have come back with more trinkets and treasures each visit.
Thank you so much for the idea for the post @Sarall
I’ve been feeling petty crappy the last week or so. Found out why. I tested covid positive on Monday morning before leaving for work. Tested negative both Saturday and Sunday then bam positive on Monday.
So I’m home in isolation feeling a little sad and sorry for myself. Having Lupus and being immuno-compromised, I tried so hard not to catch covid but it finally got me. My specialists are calling to check on me every day and are virtually watching me like hawks.
Thank you @Sarall for giving me chance to share some photos from memories and moments that bring me so much joy you helped me to smile today.