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Zoo's #218429
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Anyone got any info on any zoo's that where on merseyside?

Eastham

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Liverpool Zoological Park

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Re: Zoo's [Re: Waddi] #218445
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I'm guessing the Eastham one is in the country park where there is a bear pit?
And the Liverpool one is now Clarke Gardens? Great place for running round all those parks (Calderstones, Botanic, Camp Hill, Clarkes, Sefton, Princes, Mossely Hill, Wavetree Playgrounds)


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does anyone have any old pics from Chester zoo, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Southport Zoo, even St Asaph?

guide books would be great aswell.


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Waddi watch Part 4 of those videos. Click Me

There is a bit in there about a circus.
And Elephants walking down the streets in Birkenhead omg


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Just watched that, great stuff.

thanks webby


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Went the welsh mountain zoo recently, didn't rate it much.

Not layed out well and the map isn't to scale.

Only had 2 of each animal in most cases.


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Chester zoo rocks! I love it! Defo going again in the summer!

Thats the only zoo i've ever been to frown

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WMZ was my stepping stone into the zoo world, imho it rocks.


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I've not been keen on the traditional type of zoo ever since I went to South Africa and realised how much better it is to see things in their reasonably natural state. It is not a true natural state in most of the SA Wildlife Parks because they do bring in animals from other parts to make sure there is enough for the visitors to see.

What is amazing is how the animals completely ingnore vehicles. As the guy in the centre said - to the park inhabitants vehicles are just big, noisy and smelly animals that are completely harmess, so they ignore them. I have been in an open jeep 10 yards from 2 young (but big) lions sunning themselves in the early morning and there was no danger so long as you stayed in the jeep. Most stunning was seeing elephant in similar circumstances (ok 20 yards) - and realising how SILENT they are when they walk. Literally there was NO sound. It was like they walked on air, and almost as soon as they went into the bush they seemed to just "disappear". Their camouflage was superb.

The only disadvantage of seeing animals like this is - you get through dozens of rolls of film

Anyone interested in animals in a natural surrounding may like to see
http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/wildcamafrica/index.html

That is a link to a webcam at a small lake in Botswana. provided there are no technical problems the camera runs 24/7 with lights at night. If the cameras are down they show videos of past events

Another one is
http://www.africam.com/wildlife/index.php

Just learn to ignore the introductory adverts - someone has to pay for the cameras

Beware - these sites are terrible time wasters
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Originally Posted by Cali_16v
Went the welsh mountain zoo recently, didn't rate it much.

Not layed out well and the map isn't to scale.

Only had 2 of each animal in most cases.

Sounds like you went the zoo and ended up on Noahs Ark tease

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Originally Posted by MattLFC
Originally Posted by Cali_16v
Went the welsh mountain zoo recently, didn't rate it much.

Not layed out well and the map isn't to scale.

Only had 2 of each animal in most cases.

Sounds like you went the zoo and ended up on Noahs Ark tease


How many different varietys of sheep can there be


It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
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Lol good point!

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lol watch the movie black sheep and then you will be scared by evil sheep or watch shaun the sheep which is cool

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Its been a while and a few new members have joined so Im gonna ask again (cheeky I know) does anyone have any info or old pics of locals zoo's.

New Brighton would be of great interest, but only the zoo/menagerie not the Circus.


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