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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wild Animals...

We recently took a trip to the Wild Animal Park. We do this quite often - we are members and really enjoy the Park.

This trip was different, however, because my brother-in-law and his wife came with us, and we went on a three hour photo safari!

This is what the WAP says you will do:
Riding on the back of a safari truck inside our animal enclosures will provide you with the opportunity to photograph our exotic wildlife such as rhinos, giraffes, and gazelles, at times just inches from your camera lens. See the critically endangered animals and possibly get the opportunity to feed a giraffe and rhino, all while being entertained and informed by your very own expert wildlife guide.
  • 3.5 hours
  • Visit five field exhibits
  • Giraffe and rhino feeding opportunity
  • Snack stop

What an incredible experience!! Nothing beats being up close and personal with these wonderful animals. I took lots (!!) of pictures and wanted to share a few with you.

I love this ostrich shot - she followed us all around the enclosure and stood in front of the gate so as not to let the truck leave!

This little lady was due to give birth at any time.

The springboks were so fun to watch!

Mom and baby running around...

The wonderful rhino.

We got a look at the cheetahs. (We are actually REALLY far away, but we have a really nice zoom lens which makes up for it.)

This guy was posing for us.

This mama just had twins! They were so cute - and tiny... a crow landed next to one of them, and they were about the same size!

The rhinos had no interest in letting us feed them. Mostly they wanted to walk slowly away.

This baby elephant was born on Valentine's Day. So cute!

We had a great time with the giraffes. We got a couple of chances to feed them, and they were VERY interested in eating!

Enjoying the view at our "snack stop". The Wild Animal Park is a very beautiful place.

The Mr and I feed a giraffe. I promise I wasn't trying to fight the giraffe - he'd win!

The Mr and a giraffe...

My father-in-law, sister-inlaw, me, The Mr and my brother-in-law.

This was so much fun! I would definitely recommend it - and I'll do it again the next chance I have! A great chance to see your favorite animals, up close and in their (mostly) natural environment.

What are your favorite animals to see at the zoo?

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