Day out: Cotswold Wildlife Park, Part 2

12 Aug

We first visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park in the middle of winter, during term break, just before the Christmas holiday.  I had some fun writing up that Day out: Cotswold Wildlife Park post.  On a very different, very warm, and very crowded day this summer, we revisited and tried to catch up with favorite animals and see parts of the park we had previously missed.

You remember the Wildlife Park.  Where rhino roam the front lawn.

Alongside masculine zebra.

And camels.

And trains.

You know.  The usual.

Penguins flip about happily.  Except for that one guy.

We got up close and personal with the giraffe family.

WHY ARE YOU ALL STARING AT ME?Ostriches yelling and hissing at each other.  GET OUT OF MY FACE!

My friend the magpie goose appeared to remember me, or at least remember my camera.  COME CLOSER SO I CAN PECK YOUR FACE.

Did you know giant murderous hamsters could swim?  I DID NOT.

It’s the size of a pony.  WHY GOD WHY?

Poppies.  Poppies will soothe away the terror of those horrible capybara.  Beautiful wildflower displays.  Pretty shiny happy.

MEERKAT SEES OTHER MEERKAT AND PASSES OUT FROM CUTE.  AIEEE!

Prarie Dog baby.  Awwwwwwwww.

Adult lemur is mysteriously intent on something outside the bars.  Must … escape …

Lemur baby. OMG I CAN DIE NOW.

Why is that tall biped giggling and pointing at me?  Me, THE MOST ADORABLE ANIMAL IN THE WORLD?

Come on, let’s go PLAY ADORABLY UNTIL WE MAKE EVERYONE DIE FROM CUTE.
Seems in poor taste to display this right next to this

Is it a warning?  A threat?

Your turtle says “slow down.”

Bring a picnic, bring a blanket, and stay all day.  Another great day out at the Wildlife Park.  And I didn’t even show you the GIANT SNAKES or the PILES OF RATS.  You’ll have the wait for Part 3.

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3 Responses to “Day out: Cotswold Wildlife Park, Part 2”

  1. competentmom August 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Did you know that people eat capybara elsewhere?
    I personally am not interested in eating rodents, but supposedly they’re good. (!!!)

    • Monique August 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      Oh, my! I suppose they are big enough to have a good amount of edible meat, but I find them terrifying.

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