From a quick visit to Melbourne Zoo.
Was playing around with the GoPro at the zoo yesterday. I think the meerkats must have thought it was a snake or something, they didn’t like the intrusion.
- feed cat well before bed time so he doesn’t wake you at 2:45am to go out to “do his business” (as nan used to say). 😴
- have an old towel next to the bed so when JoTheDoggin pukes you don’t have to catch it in your hand as you pick her up and run for the back door.
- stop secretly wishing you were the one who could sleep through all this happening.
Thankfully with Joey, I woke when I felt her stomach convulsing and then heard her heave… We made it almost to the laundry, before my hand had to save the carpet from her bright yellow bile-filled frothy puke. Better my hand than the carpet, one takes a lot less time to clean.
What was supposed to be a quick trip into the city, grab some breakfast and stop in at Melbourne Zoo on the way home for a quick trip turned into an all day adventure. But that’s what happens when you invite Kathryn along for the ride. I don’t know where she gets her energy, seriously.
But far from disappointed that my plans went astray, we had a great day and grabbed some photos along the way. There’s not much more to say, oh, other than, if you haven’t seen it, check out the new Baboon enclosure.
The Baboons have been at the Melbourne Zoo since 1948. I’m pretty sure since that time, until now, they have been kept in a long cyclone fenced concrete enclosure. It was horrible. The years would pass and other animals would receive upgrades while the poor Baboons remained on concrete, never getting to touch earth beneath their feet. Thankfully that has now changed. Guess they were waiting to move everyone else around first.
While I was so impressed, almost to joyful relief, I didn’t really take many photos of the Baboons or their new enclosure. The day was far too bright at the time and we never made our way back on this trip. But that’s the best thing about being a “Friends of the Zoo” member, we can go back again and again.
Wow that’s a lot of photos. And there’s more in my Flickr Collection for Melbourne Zoo.