31 August 2007
We arrived at about 10.30 am and resolved to drive round the safari park first – before having lunch and the rides. Our animal recognition was not too good to start with – for a moment we thought the black-faced sheep were the wolves! The ankole cattle got far too close to be mistaken!
Not wolves in sheep’s clothing after all Got any food for me?
The highlight of the day was to be the African white lion – a new attraction and no doubt partly responsible for the long queue of cars. We kept to the inside track to get a good view, but paid the penalty of very slow progress behind all those with the same idea.
About the white lions – click image to read
On into the Asian enclosure, and luckily this
The bactrian camels …
… harassing the cars
It took nearly two hours to get round. In a strange echo of our last visit, the car again managed to squeak and whistle most of the way, but at least did not embarrass us by stopping.
We were quite glad after that to park and stretch our legs. Teresa and Jay made for the rides with their
wristbands. Roger exercised his
discretion and settled for an ice cream.
Travelling light, we ditched the camera at this point, so you’ll have to
take it from me that they did the Twister, the Rhino Rollercoaster (twice), the