Tales from the photo archive part four – summer

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This summer was mostly hot and humid and much of it was taken up with RR10’s, zebra hunting and Commando’s broken leg. Armed with my new camera I took lots of photos, far too many to fit into posts. These are the best of the summer photos that didn’t make it.  Continue reading Tales from the photo archive part four – summer

Zebras, ghosts and small animals

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13 September 2016

With the big cats behind us we were on the last leg of our Marwell adventure, heading down the hill towards the place we’d started out two hours earlier. Across a field filled with Scimitar horned oryx, zebras and the odd muddy rhino, we got another glimpse of Marwell House. What a view they must have from their windows! Continue reading Zebras, ghosts and small animals

Sleeping Tiger hidden zebras

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13 September 2016

Marwell was once a manor with a farm and Manor House and, as we left the wallabies and the red panda behind, we caught our first glimpse of Marwell House through the trees. If we had time we might visit it later but right now we had animals to see and miniature zebras to find. We were heading for the big cats, hopeful of seeing the tiger cubs born a few days ago. CJ is particularly fond of cats of any size so he was slightly impatient with me when I stopped to take a photo of some fungi. Continue reading Sleeping Tiger hidden zebras

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo, you can come too

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13 September 2016

The final part of the Zany Zebra puzzle, if you don’t count Ticket To Ride who was still at the ‘vet’ recovering from his swim in the Itchen, was at Marwell Zoo, in Owslebury just outside Winchester. The last time I visited Marwell, CJ was at playschool and it teemed down with rain. Today was supposed to be the hottest day of the year. Obviously, there was no way I was going to get away with going alone. In fact, not only did I have CJ with me, but Bard came along too. When we set off in the car it felt like a real family day out.  Continue reading We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo, you can come too

We’re all going to the zoo

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6 July 2016

With Commando still injured and barely able to walk, let alone run, I didn’t think I’d be going to the RR10 at Marwell Zoo tonight. It was a shame because it looked like it’d be an interesting venue. It was a surprise then, when he said he thought he might go along to watch and cheer on the Spitfires who were running. Whether this was a good idea or not remains to be seen. Watching other people run when he couldn’t sounded like torture to me. Continue reading We’re all going to the zoo

The out of town rhinos – first published 22 September 2013

The rhinos come to Southampton from https://www.facebook.com/GoRhinos/?fref=ts
The rhinos arrive in Southampton from https://www.facebook.com/GoRhinos/

The Go Rhinos trail officially ended on 22 September 2013. All the beautiful, colourful rhinos that had been living in our city for ten weeks were being rounded up and taken back to where Go Rhinos began, Marwell Wildlife at Owslebury near Winchester where there are real live rhinos. For ten weeks I’d been wandering around searching for these wonderful sculptures and I’d shared all the city rhinos. Now it was time to share the out of town rhinos. They weren’t always easy to find

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