Lions and Tiger and Bears..and Butterflies. Oh My!

Ben Upton’s review of his trip to the Zoo.

After working over Xmas, I felt it was time for a well-earned break. In late January, I decided to take a short trip down to Bendigo to see some family with my wife. How can you go to Victoria though, without spending some time in Melbourne. Good food, coffee, shopping, street art… and Melbourne Zoo.

Thanks to Zoos Victoria, I spent the day at the  Melbourne Zoo. I’ve never been a huge pet person, apart from being a cat lover now, thanks to my wife. I have however, always been fascinated by Zoos. Being able to see animals from all corners of the globe, all in one place is exciting.

There is no shortage of amazing mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. Eastern Bongos, Giant Tortoises, Meerkats, Coatis, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats and baby Elephants. I’ve been to a few Zoos in my life, and Melbourne Zoo is up there with the best. Seeing animals in environments, the closest to their natural environment is special. And watching them from elevated boardwalks, special trails and lookouts is even more so.

Meercat Manor

Meercat Manor

My favourite however was the Butterfly House. Thousands of butterflies in a specially designed, humidity controlled environment. Adults and children looking in wonder as these small insects fly about and sometimes land on your hand, or head. What a joy.

Theres plenty more to do at Melbourne Zoo. Experiences such as Behind The Scenes With A Seal, The Bird of Prey Close Up Encounter and Behind The Scenes With The Lions. If ever you are in Melbourne or you live there and have never been, Melbourne Zoo is a must – and if you get the chance, one of the behind the scenes experiences, you will be amazed.

King of the Jungle!

King of the Jungle!

 

Tags: , , Share |

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>