Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Thursday 12 April 2018 – Jessica Visits Chester Zoo

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We took Jessica’s older brother to the zoo in 2015, when he was 4 years old. I wrote about it here.

Today it was Jessica’s turn, as she is now 4, and can be taken outside the school holidays as she has yet to start school.

Sadly it was a cold day and Jess got fed up at lunchtime, but we did mostly have fun, and I took just a few pictures, some of which are below, to illustrate the occasion.

There is much in addition to those pictured, in particular today we saw butterflies, birds, frogs, an impressive 6.5 metre snake, monkeys and chimps, and much more.

Here are a few lizards.

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The giraffes were very frisky. How many in this picture?

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The Okapi looks pretty miserable, but as for many of the animals and other species here, the zoo is trying hard to help this species to survive.

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I think this is a Monitor Lizard.

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The penguins seem attracted to their human visitors.

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The elephants were just getting on with family life.

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After Jessica had recovered from her lunchtime setback, we took a monorail back to the entrance and visited the meercats, as well as the elephants.

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Nearby, a young black rhino lay contented in a smelly house.

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It’s mum was camera shy today.

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Jess cheerfully posed under a couple of statues.

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Then, after five and a half hours at the zoo, we went home.

It was great to have you to stay with us Jessica, and there will be some more pictures from Sue’s camera.

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