Visual Diary: Bristol Zoo

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Recently Dan and I decided to go on a little adventure to Bristol for some fun activities. With so many more options (activity wise) in bristol as supposed to Cardiff so we were slightly spoilt for choice. Seeing as we do not have a zoo in Cardiff, we thought we would give it a go.

(Before I carry on I would like to note that the only I ever visit is Chester due to the fact that the pens are incredible and also it’s a fantastic zoo, I do not agree in caging animals unless it’s for conservation).

I didn’t think Bristol Zoo’s pens were big enough for the animals. The lion’s were pacing back and forth with nowhere to go. It wasn’t pleasant to watch. Wild animals need big pens to roam but these were way too small.

The zoo grounds themselves were beautiful. Full of greenery and children playing. After walking around, just to see where everywhere was we headed to the cafe where I had fish cakes, chips and coleslaw while Dan has a roast chicken and stuffing sandwich.

After lunch we headed straight to the Reptile house. Being a snake owner myself I have a soft spot for the reptile enclosure. We got to see baby crocodiles!! They were so cute and adorable as well as tons of different species of lizards, all of which were happy to pose for the camera!

Afterwards we headed straight to the Aquarium which held so many beautiful marine life. When I was younger I really wanted to open a coral nursery, which is where you grow young coral in a safe environment before putting them back out to sea in their natural habitat. Coral reefs are such a beautiful sight I honestly don’t understand why we go out of our way to destroy them. it honestly baffles me.

We also got to see pigmy hippos which I’ve never seen before, such adorable little faces!!

Daniel fell in love with the capybara. I have no idea why. He really wants one as a pet. He was joking but now i’m expecting one sometime in the future.

It was such a lovely day but the enclosures were just too small. The zoo is too small to be a zoo. The grounds were pretty and the food was delicious!!!

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