A trip to London Zoo

One of my Christmas presents last year was a giraffe called Ellish. OK, so I didn't actually have a giraffe wrapped up under the Christmas tree waiting for me, but Olly did adopt me her from London Zoo. Part of the adoption package includes a free ticket to the Zoo and we finally went to visit her, and the other animals, a few rainy days ago.

This is Ellish, getting fed at the "Giraffe High Tea". She's the biggest giraffe there and quite greedy compared to the others! (I wouldn't expect anything less from a giraffe of mine.) The feeding usually takes place outdoors but because it was raining and miserable the giraffes stayed firmly inside. The three giraffes at London Zoo are all girls so sadly there won't be any baby giraffes joining them any time soon. 

As much as I could spend all my time with the giraffes, London Zoo has other animals. My other favourite is the penguins who live at Penguin Beach. This is their second home at the Zoo as their first abode became too small so they needed to be rehoused somewhere else in the Zoo. So cute!

London Zoo doesn't have any bears at the moment but back in 1914 a black bear called Winnie (Winnipeg) arrived at London Zoo... A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin visited the Zoo and Winnie became the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh books!

I love visiting London Zoo. It's definitely one of my favourite places in London. How about you? What is your favourite animal? x

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  1. I am a huge penguin fan (and I have my own in Antartica ;) I also love going to Edinburgh Zoo, sadly I have never been to London Zoo!