On Saturday, we paid a long overdue visit to Lory Park Zoo. Zoo’s are not my favorite places to be, yes I a bit of a flaky bunny hugger and I don’t ever like to see animals in cages, ever. But Ava loves animals, she wants to see, touch, be with animals all the time and really a visit to the bush every other weekend is a little pricey. So I resigned myself to our zoo visit and clung to the fact that Lory Park is very involved in conservation projects.
I decided to be brave and hold a snake to impress Ava, even though I was rather terrified…. only to discover that she no longer loves snakes as much as she used to and refused to touch saying she was scared!
The tea room is really not fantastic, very limited menu and I did not enjoy the fact that smoking was allowed everywhere, especially as it’s such a child orientated environment.
We saw lions, tigers, leopards, puma’s and every kind of wild cat imaginable. I also really loved their owl conservation project and enjoyed viewing all the different owl species they had on display.
All in all, it was a great afternoon out and a place I’d definitely visit again with Ava. The zoo is small, it literally will not take longer than 2 hours to see everything which is really ideal for smaller children.