The highlight of our recent trip to The City (aka the gorgeous city of Perth) was a visit to The Perth Zoo. Now I have to admit that I had not visited The Zoo for some years. The Farmchildren have been taken by The Farmer or their grandparents several times but I have always opted for some quality childfree time at the shops/hairdresser/cafe with friends instead. This was brought home to me by Farmboy's clear instructions from the back of the car in relation to exactly how to get there and then where to get a good parking spot. He was bang on and way better than the GPS.
The Perth Zoo was brilliant. We all loved it. It was much shadier and lush than I remembered and the grounds were beautiful without being too manicured and precious. Some parts of The Zoo haven't changed since I visited as a small child. They still have the pretty carousel which I vividly remember. Tricia the elephant is still in residence and gets taken out and about for a walk.
Some things have changed. The animals all now have natural habitats and look very happy and content.
We visited in the middle of the day. The Zoo animals were showing signs of superior intelligence. They knew exactly how to cope with the heat of a January day in Perth.
They were having a siesta.
|Saltwater Crocodile Relaxed and Sleepy|
|Rhino, Hitting The Hay|
|A Poolside Nap For A Penguin|
|Lioness Sleeping In The Shade|