Weekend Wanderings – Zoo Walks
After our Open Vehicle Adventure at the Werribee Zoo we went and had lunch at the Meerkats cafe, I think it was called, before deciding to go for a stroll. While most of the zoo you can’t see without going on a safari, either like the one we did, or the one that is free with entry, there is a small section that you can walk around and see. This part looks and has a similar feel to the main Melbourne Zoo.
You can see the gorillas at both zoos, but they are in a much larger area here, well it seems larger. We only saw one of them. Another we saw briefly at the end, but it was over the hill. It was nice to be able to just wander and see what was around.
Like most Zoos, well I think they all do this, the gardens around the enclosures and walkways are really beautiful and there are lots of things to photograph along the way. Using the 70-300 meant I could get some great shots like the one above.
We stayed with the hippos for a long time, watching them come up for air and then going back down. It was like a game of hide and seek, they move around a lot under the water and you can’t see them when they go under. There is a place to watch them, but from where we were you couldn’t see the mother and her baby. You can only see them when you go on Safari.
The lions are so big, so beautiful. They were just hanging out. It was nice. There is a massive glass screen so it feels almost like you are with them. There was a male lion, but he was right over the side sleeping. It was nanna nap time apparently.
It is another nice zoo and the grounds are just wonderful and they have done a lot to make it work in the environment that it is supposed to be, so many African styles of plants and buildings. I won’t talk anymore, I have some more photos for you to enjoy in the gallery.