Sunday, 17 April 2011

London Zoo

I missed Susie's Birthday, as I was away, so I made it up to her by giving her a fantastic day at London Zoo. It was seriously one of the most fun days I've had in a very long time. It was filled with adorable animals and lots of laughs about everything.

We started the day looking at the most colourful and pretty fish, and then headed to the reptile enclosure. I quite like snakes and lizards, so had a lot of fun looking at all the reptiles. I also picked out a few of the non-poisonous ones which I would not mind owning (I'll be crazy snake lady in a few years).
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 Next was monkeys and gorilla's. Boy did we have fun and I even made a new friend. We got so excited, that we actually turned into apes ourselves! (I came straight from a press day and the prettiest Mina dress is in that bag: I can't wait till it's warm enough to wear it)

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(above 2 pictures from Susie)

Then onto everyone's favourite: Penguins. My theory is that you can not NOT be happy while looking at penguins. They are the cutest, sweetest animals ever. We even got ourselves little stuffed penguins from the gift shop.
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My favourite part was walking through the butterflies. I have noticed a lack of butterflies in the garden over the last few summers, so it was so nice to have these beautiful creatures so near, flying overhead and walking among them. The pictures are foggy because they made it really tropical and humid, so camera kept fogging up.
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Checked out more bugs next. I think I must be one of the only people who actually likes spiders. They are really beautiful and graceful creatures. I couldn't capture the spider with good focus, so I'll leave you with this bug instead:

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The zoo actually had a lot of ways of getting really up close and personal with animals. Aswell as the butterfly walk, they also had a 'Meet The Monkeys' enclosure, where you can get really close, and a walk through area, with birds flying around. Turns out I don't really like being near birds. Who knew?

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Then to the main part of any zoo: Big Cats. They were almost as lazy as me. The Tiger and Lion were asleep when we were there and the lioness only got up for a minute, to have a look around.

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We then saw the Meerkats. We do seem to have an obsession with meerkats, mainly because of this. I'm pretty sure all you non-English readers will think I'm quite mad. And this meerkat was clearly posing for the camera!
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And finally, we headed to the giraffes. They were tall (no lie), lol and in some of my other pictures, there is some clear posing going on again.
(Picture from Susie)

When was the last time you went to the Zoo? What's your favourite animal to see?

Sherin xx

25 comments:

Susie said...

Your animal photos came out AMAZING! National Geographic, here you come! I had such a fun day with you, Sherin! Thanks so much for one of the best birthday presents ever! xoxoxox

Rachel said...

I love that purple bird, but PENGUINS! I have told my friend Kathryn we've got to go to the zoo, because they now have penguins in our local one!

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love a day at the zoo. Sounds like you had a great time and your pictures are really great.
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Maria said...

This looks like so much fun, you and Susie have the best days out :) In Sheffield Winter Gardens (I think) there is a quote which says "One cannot be unhappy when one looks at a penguin" which I absolutely love :D

Maria xxx

♥ joei said...

My boyfriend and I were at the zoo just recently :) You gave me a blog idea! Hehehe.

Anyway, the penguin is too cute for words! Too bad I'm in a tropical country right now so no penguins at our zoos ;)

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Couture Carrie said...

How fun, darling!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

They're all so colourful! x hivenn

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I LOVE these pictures - I haven't been to the zoo in ages! :)

ANN said...

I haven't gone to the zoo in forever! I used to go to them all the time when I was little, these photos make me want to go now :)

Claire said...

Re: penguins & happiness - you and Ruskin both! :D

Angelica Ng said...

Haha! I love the photo where you have your faces in that board thing. Wow, I haven't been in a zoo for so long! It might be a fun experience to go again sometime!

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Fashionistable said...

Great shots. I love London Zoo too it is always a great day out. If you want more butterflies in your garden you need a little area to go wild and plant some wild flowers in there too. They will then come back. I agreed with you on the penguins. Thank you for your lovely comment. Xxxx

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How lovely! THanks for sharing...

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WeShop said...

Looks like a really fun day. I love tigers - they've always been my fave. xx

Miri said...

The pictures are phenomenal - and the one with your faces in the monkey thingy is so funny - I love your blog and will swing by again for sure!!!

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greenmochi said...

i lovee going to Zoo's xD. it looks like you had fun and took a ton of nice photos :)! it reminds me of when i went to my city zoo by myself , and took pictures of some animals like the weirdo i am XD.

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awwww love this post!! I adore zoos and have been to many here in the US. I would love to visit the London Zoo some day!

These photos are awesome and all these animals are so cute! I especially love the photo of you and the gorilla. Hehe. The last photo of you is beautiful as well. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Such fun pictures Sherin! Do you work a regular job or just have fun everyday?

Anonymous said...

PS. Have you thought about working for PopSugar?

Kavery said...

Great shots of the animals. And thanks for the close up of that meerkat. Love it.

ambuji said...

From the reptiles to the mammals, you saw them all...love the cute monkey, reminder of Prada dresses this season! You look sooo cute!
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Cindy Whitehead said...

Looks like you girls had fun! Love all the bright colored animals/insects. Makes me remember to go to the zoo here - miss it....

Meream said...

Our local zoo is so depressing compared to his place. :-/

Hope you have a fab week ahead, Sherin love :)

Sami said...

Looks fun! I've never been to a zoo before but would love to check it out one day

Have you been to Woburn Safari Park? It's so fun! x

annie said...

I love the zoo! I have only been there a couple of times though.

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