I had a great day taking the God children to Auckland Zoo and the 10-year old was armed with a camera and ready to shoot.
I hadn’t been in years and was most impressed, diving between thunderstorms and the blindingly hot sun.
We fed the giraffe, held a tuatara, watched the alligators and otters being fed and fell in love with the one-week old baby baboon.
Here’s our day out at Auckland Zoo in pictures…
These are just a selection of my best pics, but there’s still Burma the elephant (who was indoors having some work done on her feet), lions, tigers, hippos (who stayed under water so were a bit hard to photograph), the hilarious orangutan hiding under their sheets and sacks, kiwi, bats and morepork furrowing around in their dark habitat and that’s not mention the spooky tarantulas and a few more besides.
We spent five hours here, had lunch in one of the cafes and ran out of stamina to see it all.
If I were you, I’d plan to spend the whole day at Auckland Zoo!