We stayed in a nearby hotel when we went to The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour, and the day after, we took a trip to Whipsnade Zoo, which wasn't too far away.
I do love going to the zoo, and could quit happily sit for hours watching my favourite animals. Whipsnade Zoo is huge - it's the biggest zoo in the UK. It isn't a safari park, but you can drive your car into the zoo, and park up closer to the exhibits. Or you can park just outside and walk around (or take the bus that goes around the zoo). We chose to walk as it was a gorgeous day. Plus it was cheaper to park outside! We certainly covered some mileage by the end of the day, and by the time we got home, we were shattered!!
I'm going to share some of the photos that I took during the day. I love wildlife photography...it's one of my favourite genres. As always, the rest of my photos can be found in a set on my Flickr.
|A clever map at the entrance!|
|The zoo overlooks the Chiltern Downs - what a view!|
|One of my favourites!|
|The bus that you can catch to the exhibits - it's a long walk around!|
|Pygmy Hippo - mother and baby - so tiny!|
|Asian Rhino - this one really posed for the camera - it made me chuckle!|
|These Merkats were pooped out in the heat!|
|Mara roam freely around the zoo - you can get really close to them|
|Sweet mother duck and her brood of ducklings going for a walk|