Mini Zoo Visit

Yesterday we paid a visit to a mini zoo which is located at Reaseheath college. It was a spur of the moment decision (it was either this or go bra shopping) but the zoo is only about a 30 minute drive away. The college offer animal management courses and due to the zoo being used for teaching purposes it is only open during certain school holidays. 

The weather wasn't great so some of the animals were watching us from undercover.

This meerkat on watch duty was the only one outside with all the others in their house staying warm and dry.

I didn't know what this little deer like creature was until I looked it up when we came home and found out that it is a Patagonian Mara, a large rodent which is closely related to the guinea pig.

The zoo houses over 180 species but Little L's favourite animals were the rabbits. All the rabbits here have been rescued and re homed at the zoo.
The admission price to the zoo is £5 for adults and £4 for children which I think is a great price. I know it is only a small zoo and you couldn't really spend a full day here but it also isn't overcrowded with people and not so large that children may begin to lose interest.

1 comment

Miss Val's Creations said...

How fun! There are so many cuties here. That is wonderful that they have a refuge for rabbits. So many people get rabbits as pets and get bored with them after a while. They should be with their own kind enjoying the outdoors. :)