A Visit to South Lakes Safari Zoo

March 03, 2015

Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Baby Jaguar
A few weeks ago, I went on a little trip over to South Lakes Safari Zoo for the day. It was overcast, foggy and quite chilly, but a change of scenery is always a good idea, especially when there's baby animals to coo over!
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Lemur
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Lemur
 Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Gibbon
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Giraffe Indoors
 Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Giraffe
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Wolves
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Jaguar
Hello Freckles South Lakes Safari Zoo Baby Jaguar Cub
Baby Jaguars are the cutest animals I may have ever seen. Just look at that little tongue! The two cubs were only three months old when I took these photos; very playful and yet to grow into their big paws.

South Lakes might be quite small, but it's got a few redeeming features you don't get at some of the bigger zoos. There's an enclosure you can walk through, where you're beside lemurs and a range of birds, plus some wallabys if you look closely - they tend to hide out of the way, behind the safety of the trees. There's the opportunity to hand feed some of the animals too, like the giraffes. I would've given it a go, but considering what I'd just seen the giraffe doing prior to feeding time, I changed my mind and thought better of the hygiene risk! I love giraffes though and I'm always taken aback by just how incredible they are; their height, the way they move and that foot long blue tongue!

South Lakes Zoo offers reduced entry during the winter months and it's well worth visiting if you can. During the rest of the year it's around £15 each to visit. It was a lovely day out and great to give my Dad's latest G lens a go, the detail on the shots of the jaguars is really impressive.

Are you a fan of zoos? Which animals do you like to see?
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12 comments

  1. Baby Jaguars are so cute, love your pictures, I especially adore the giraffes x

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  2. The baby jaguars are amazing! I love zoos, though I've not been to this one yet x

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  3. I need to get myself here! I'm obsessed with giraffes, they're easily my favourite animal. I fed them at Colchester Zoo years ago and I'd definitely do it again, they're beautiful!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  4. Wow, your pictures are amazing, i love zoos =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I've been here too and it was a nice day out, although there was a very sad bear there that looked so bored and lonely :-( I couldn't stop thinking about him afterwards. I saw a baby tiger who was only a few weeks old and she was the cutest little thing! x

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  6. I love going to the zoo, my favourite animals are Elephants and Penguins xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  7. I love the Zoo! Your photos are amazing, I love the one of the baby Jaguar! So cute :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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