The last time I went to a zoo was probably when my children were small, although I also have a vague recollection of spending a pleasant evening listening to Jazz at the Melbourne Zoo some years ago……so today’s outing was a real treat. Instead of taking my children, my son and D-in-L took me to Werribee Open Range Zoo which was a great experience. We took a 45 minute safari tour around the whole place and were able to get quite close to a number of the animals from the safety of a bus, and later walked various tracks through jungle type gardens, to view lions and other animals up close through glass screens. The Hippos and Meerkats were my favourites, and of course there were a lot of photos taken.
This last one was taken by my son as the lion came down to lie against the glass – it was actually as close as this appears, but on the other side of the glass! Apparently this fellow had been fighting with his brother, hence the scratched face. They have since been separated.