Marwell Zoo Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo

With Corona making indoor activities less than ideal, I went to Marwell Zoo to catch up with some friends and take my new camera out for a bit of a spin. Marwell's a surprisingly good zoo with wide open tracts of land for some of the larger animals.

Humbolt Penguin
Humbolt Penguin

The Humbolt Penguins get a deep pool to swim in and you can get right up close to them.

Amur Tiger
Amur Tiger

The two Amur Tigers were prowling their enclosure, occasionally getting close to the glass wall.

Amur Tiger
Amur Tiger
Amur Tiger
Amur Tiger
Amur Tiger
Amur Tiger

From time to time they would make eye contact.

Asian small-clawed Otter
Asian small-clawed Otter

I think this was the first time I saw an otter in real life and was surprised by their needle-sharp teeth.

Black and white Ruffed Lemur
Black and white Ruffed Lemur

Acrobatically hanging from ropes, the Black and white Ruffed Lemur was a sight.

Copper Titi Monkey
Copper Titi Monkey

The Copper Titi Monkey looked sad.

Cusimanse
Cusimanse

The Cusimanse are a kind of mongoose, but look and behave quite a lot like the

Grevy's Zebra
Grevy's Zebra

The Zebra were keeping dry in their house.

Mountain Bongo
Mountain Bongo

The Mountain Bongo with their distinctive stripes explored the muddy fields after the rain.

Red Bellied Lemur
Red Bellied Lemur

The Red Bellied Lemur watches with his bright bug eyes.

Rothschild's Giraffe
Rothschild's Giraffe

The Giraffe also kept out of the rain, but didn't stop their lunch.

In the Tropical House, brightly coloured birds ate fruit as we walked by.

warthog
warthog

There was no song from the warthog.

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

Perhaps the most striking animal, the Snow Leopards.

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

Staring at me, licking its lips, I was glad for the thick glass between us.

Snow Leopard Closeup
Snow Leopard Closeup
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

There were also a few more 'normal' animals around the park.

Wild Crow
Wild Crow