It's the last day of summer and according to the stats it has been the wettest UK summer for 100 years and the dullest since records began. Today was a rare bright and windy day. Linas had asked if we could go to the zoo so we went off to the Exmoor Wildlife Park. As zoos go this one is excellent both in providing the best environments for their animals and good visitor facilities. They also have a full programme of talks and feeding, (& sometimes handling) sessions throughout the day. Their pack of wallabies are used to having their paddock invaded by adults and children once a day and are content to be stroked. Yes I joined in too. Just for the fun of it I also held a tarantula, a small snake , which was surprisingly soft and stroked a skunk.
and an amazingly cute sand cat. They have 2 sand cats and later the pair of them were curled up sleeping on the window sill.
I don't remember seeing Red River Hogs before but they have the weirdest faces and ears. They are supposed to be the smallest African wild pig but these 2 were about 6ft from nose to tail.
The zoo has quite a few different types of tamarind and they were a lot of fun to watch. The tiny babies clinging to their mothers' backs were of course extra cute. We had a good day out though I am feeling rather tired now.