We started in the elephant house where he had a chance to wash an elephant!
The zoo have a policy that they no longer have direct contact with the elephants so that it gives the elephants a choice, they use a target stick and the elephant can follow instructions. It was fantastic to see an elephant back up to a hole in the fence and put it's feet up in turn to be inspected and washed.
Next it was off to the penguins, as official observer I was allowed to to in too!
I stood well back near the pelicans
|Those beaks looked dangerous!|
|It's a dirty job but somebody had to do it!|
|These guys waited patiently!|
We were delighted when the keeper attached to the tapir and giraffes allowed the youngsters to take part in the feeding
Then off we went for lunch, Granpa was allowed out to eat with us!
Sealions were next but booh! hooh! we only got to watch through the glass
Final job for the day was feeding the squirrel monkeys and the lemurs - hubby's face was a picture!
|handfuls of grubs|
|My monkeys watching the monkeys|
|Yes, I was jealous! Lemurs are my favourites|
|Hey! don't forget us!|
The kids had a great day, lots of lovely puddles to splash in, while the rest of us avoided them.
We all loved being part of this day and at the end hubby was presented with a certificate and some lovely goodies to keep as souvenirs.
Must dash, Downtons about to start!
Thanks for looking, back soon, Chris