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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Zoo Day

I made another trip to London Zoo today. I was glad to see that the tiger is no longer alone. They got his old girlfriend back, and the one he fought with was returned whence she came (Dudley Zoo).

This time I concentrated on taking moving pictures. The baby monkeys were so lively, and you can't get the sound of the lion's roar on a still.

No prizes for spotting the typo, now set in stone.

When I switched off the camera, I remonstrated with the builder who behaved so annoyingly. He was working on the new Children's Zoo, which is right next door to the lion enclosure, and the noise must be a real nuisance for the big cats. The added aggravation of this mimic was an insult.

I mentioned to a volunteer warden what had happened. Later a keeper found me and asked me what had happened. Apparently the man concerned worked for a contractor, who has been asked not to use him at the zoo again. Great news for the lion, thank goodness. My video's still spoilt though.


Music Wench said...

Thanks for sharing those! Sorry your film was spoiled by that aggravating man. But the animals were still adorable!

Tess said...

The workman was an idoit! But at least the lion got in a few good roars. The monkey was adorable but I'm grateful I'm not it's Mother..

fuzzytweetie said...

Awwwww..... so cute!!

ann said...

I wdidn't notice any typo - LOL
great filming - shame about the ape - I loved the otters - when they stand up they reminded me of cute little meerkats

practically every time I go to Israel we end up at the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem - my kids are lifetime members and the children love it there - it's in beautiful grounds and surroundings - you'd love it too

JoJo said...

People can be SO incredibly stupid, can't they? But good for you for speaking up!!!

SnarkAngel said...

So glad you spoke up, Val! And the vid wasn't totally spoiled. Like Ann, I ADORED the otters! They were my favorite! That chirping sound is just incredible, and the one who got up on his/her hind legs really captured my heart. Adorable!

Eliza said...

I'm glad you said something to that man aswell as reporting him..some people are just too stupid for words.

I think both baby primates are adorable..but as Tess says I;m glad I'm not their mum LOL

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