Monday, 21 July 2008

and still more, gorilla, dwarf, meercats, sea lions.

Shame about the concrete top on this.
Californian sea lions. They are in a huge lake with two hippopotami but they were too quick for me to get a good shot of them.
This silver back is 34 years old. His mate died last year. He is too old to put with other gorillas so he is on this island by himself. The island is about 1/4 of an acre. He has a tv and apparently prefers cartoons with bright colours. If he doesn't like a program he just turns his back to it.
And who can resist Meercats? They have this lovely litter at the moment.

No photos were permitted inside the house, not for the damage from flash but for security reasons.
If you do go, I recommend you either decamp from the estate for lunch and find a pub or use the cafe in the cellar of the house. Far more civilised than the main eatery.


  1. A Dwarf in a Pie? Presented to a King.
    Stunning! I hope he was not also baked in the pie, like the Four & Twenty Blackbirds!

  2. Hi Sally,
    I just saw this post. Meercats are absolutely darling. I saw a documentary on them and they are almost like people. They organise babysitters, a lookout, and they didnt leave an fatally injured friend to die alone! Well, juts my two cents...