Back on the 6th October most of my family (Mum, Dad and Brother-in-law Simon) went to Woburn Safari Park, the original plan was for us 3 guys to go to Thorpe Park which rather helpfully (not) was shut for the day. However, going to Woburn was a more than great alternative and the bonus is that my Mum can come too, she is like me and likes to take lots of photographs of animals.
On entry to the park you start with a typical safari and drive around in your car, Simon was thankfully driving the four of us, so we all had a corner each. I was upfront with Mum and Dad in the back. The first parts of the park are quite open and you will see various deer, wildebeest and other fairly tame animals roaming around.
When you enter the later areas (though double gates) you see some of the wilder animals. The first ones were Black Bears, they got very close to the car, the 40-150mm lens that was on the X-T2 couldn’t focus that close so my pictures weren’t very good. 😦
The next section we visited contained the lions:
They were all female in here and were enjoying a snack on some hoofed animal (looked Gazelle like):
Towards the end of the Lion area was a separate pen that housed a male lion who was quite happy sunning himself:
We went through some more double-gates and saw large quantities of Giraffes, at some points we couldn’t drive forward as they kept crossing the road:
After a short drive and more gates, we drove through the monkey area, their expressions are so human-like:
They also have a habit of sitting on your car, sometimes large numbers all together:
Or they just lay around watching the world go by:
Once we left the monkeys (they didn’t want to get off the car at first), we parked up at the second part of the park which is a walk-around area. There are large numbers of different animals from penguins to Lemurs:
Just around the corner from the Lemurs were some goat and donkeys:
After some food and coffee we visited the “Birds In Action” area to watch the show that was about to start. Whilst waiting, a crow was flying around and almost showing off:
Not long after this the main show started and a number of well-trained parakeets and parrots performed a number of tricks:
It was all great entertainment:
They can even put coins in the collection box for you:
As you can see I took a large number of shots of these amazing birds.
One of the final areas we visited (apart from the elephants) was an Australian animal area, they had a large number of Wallabies, including this almost tame one:
The also had some Emus too:
We visited the elephant’s area last but there was always some fencing in the way so I didn’t process any pictures I took. We all had a great day out and if you get the chance to visit I cannot recommend it enough!