Usually I’ll just go to the Zoo for the sake of going to a Zoo, granted I’ve only ever been to two different Zoo’s my entire life… both situated in East Anglia… I think my little brothers been to London Zoo, but I didn’t for some reason… not sure where I was….
(Is it bad I wanna name the duck Denzel or Derek lol?) Anyways, yush, I had an actual reason for going. A good one. But I don’t particularly like to talk about ‘stuff’ I’m working on till its done/nearly done. Which is really helpful on the course I’ve been on, cos they make you report back/present stuff every 5 seconds pretty much… I hate presentations… scourge of the education system… I don’t plan on doing any presenting later in life, I plan to be the one sitting in a dark room doing the work lol, other people can present for me, thats what I like to think anyways…
So, went to Banham Zoo. The reliable zoo. 35 acres of land or something like that, I didn’t get to see all the animals I wanted cos we had to be home in time to meet my little brother… *sulk* Means I didn’t see the Arctic Foxes, Meercats, birds of prey, heavy horses and a few other things I woiuld have liked to see. AND sods law ofc, the weather yesterday was unbelievably dreary and cold and damp, and today, its sunny. Not warm as such, but sunny!! It said it was gonna rain and hail and be even worse than yesterday. DAMN YOU WEATHER MEN. GET IT RIGHT!!! They got it wrong earlier in the week too, said it would be horrible and it was fine weather.
Pictures. Animal photos. I got videos too, one of a monkey jumping at the window several times lol, Did it bout 5/6 times but I only got 2 on film sadly. Still funny.
Owls are adorable. If a bit snooty-looking… its like they’re always looking down their nose at you, like they’re better than you…
Or evil… not quite sure lol… either way, it ain’t happy. Nor pleased.
Got pics of animals inside the barn too, piggies, rabbits, a few chickens, no rats sadly, all hiding away from the cold, like sane things should do. But they’re all usual animals, and last time I went to the Zoo, and posted pics here, I posted the farmyard variety too. So I thought I’d skip them this time. (You know how hard it is hard to type and sing along with Pokemon songs lol? Words keep getting muddled…)
Would have been nice to see one outside, but I couldn’t exactly blame them in that weather lol. Made it easier to take pictures at least haha.
Twas good the staring, got staring on video too. Useful.
Though these two weren’t very big, brothers, still young, still had fluff from their mains. Is that how you spell ‘mains’ like Lion mains?
There were some freakin’ tiny monkeys there. Baby ones too. Lots of ‘Newborn’ signs on other enclosures that I recall too. Tis meant to be spring after all…
There was this one, then a group on the other side all huddled on the other side, poor lonesome monkey…
Video of evil jumping monkey has been added 🙂
Now, one penguin of all these, stood out to me. The way it was standing, the way it looked somewhat displeased with the world. Or the weather.
I need to give it a name lol… Percy just sprang to mind… but I must stop with all this alliteration… its so overused with animal names. Yet I called My Mareep, Maurice lol… hmm…..
I think the birds were the last thing I got to see before I got called back… I didn’t even have much time in the gift shop, which I was kinda gutted about, as I was gonna spend ages choosing the perfect plushie. BUT I was in a very giraffe mood at the time, and there were a nice selection of giraffe’s on offer. Almost went with a softer-squishier-cuddlier plushie, but when I saw some others, much nicer, cute quality, I had to pick one of them.
Now, much as I would have liked a huge-ass one, it would have been *much* harder to smuggle in lol. Ofc posting it here defeats the purpose of smuggling… but it is sitting on my bed in plain sight, and if the parents haven’t noticed it… well… more fool them lol.
These ones had gorgeous faces. Just adorable. Stiffer stuffing than the other one I almost bought, but these look soooo much nicer. I do believe I’m going to name her Laurie 🙂 Odd name for a giraffe maybe, but the giraffe’s at the zoo had oddly mundane names too lol. Johnathon. Hannah. Fiona. Josie. Some others. So Laurie kinda fits in well lol.
Now, I could have thought of something witty/funny/evil to post for April Fools. But I’ve never really done April Fools lol. Purplezests mum’s birthday is today though, she gets joke gifts ofc.