A Day out with Mum at Chester Zoo

My girlfriends down south for the weekend, so what to do. Mum had mentioned several times that she would like to go to Chester Zoo so it seemed an ideal opportunity. So I did not mention anything, thought I’d surprise her and guess what she was a very happy bunny. ”The Elephants have just had a baby” she said and “I want to see the Red Panda”, so off we went. Mum is not the best traveller in a car but she managed to smile and talk all the way there lol.


Mum got to see the baby eventually to lots of awws from all the people


The Red panda had just had a baby, so we were told it might not come out of its home. But mum wanted to wait and I am glad she did

Next on mums list were the Rhinos

And the list went on and on lol

Guess this one is a little bit blurry maybe due to the rather large fence, guess there must be a reason for that lol

Mum had a great day looking at all the animals and so did I taking photos…..over 400 lol hope you enjoy the ones I have put on here.

Comments

5 Sep, 2010
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bonkersbon said:

Looks like a grand day out and glad weather held for you and mum ..think zoos nowadays concentrate on conservation.Whilst not ideal to see animals and birds outside their natural enviroment some species may have been lost entirely without them.

5 Sep, 2010
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aster said:

Lovely photo's Alan,red panda's are really cute,even the adults. What a nice surprise for your Mum :)

5 Sep, 2010
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jane said:

I really enjoyed this blog Alan...lovely photos. Thank goodness for digital! Remember the days of being limited to 24 or 36 exposures..and having to be very selective !! So glad your Mum enjoyed her outing too....

5 Sep, 2010
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david said:

Great blog! Elephants and Red Pandas among my faves, too. great pics of them all, though. Really like the pelican and the grey crowned crane.

6 Sep, 2010
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sixpence said:

Lovely blog thanks for sharing the tour I love the deer as its my favourite animal.

6 Sep, 2010
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alanvann said:

Thank you all, it was a nice day out, sometimes life takes over and you need to step back and remember the people that are important to you and make time for them. I enjoyed the day :0)

6 Sep, 2010
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sixpence said:

Yes you do Alanvann and glad you enjoyed your day too.

7 Sep, 2010
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fantastic photos ...great blog

7 Sep, 2010
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jane said:

i like the penguin photo..the one on the right seems to be throwing its head back and clapping and laughing !!!

23 Sep, 2010
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firefinch said:

love your pics of chester zoo of there next week not been for years looking forward to it, is the bat house still there alan?

23 Sep, 2010
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alanvann said:

Yes its still there Firefinch

26 Sep, 2010
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deida said:

Great blog.super photos..love the red panda

27 Sep, 2010
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robashfield said:

brill blog alanvann,hoping to go next month!

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