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The London Zoo













North of the River here in London near Regents Park lies Camden Town & Primose Hill. Both areas are great for little shops & cafe's, markets and generally celebrity watching. Particularly the Primose Hill area has been home to Jamie Oliver, Jude Law, Kate Moss and Sienna Miller and others. We only managed to briefly wander around (we'll have to come back when its warmer and we have time to window shop) because what we were really there to see was something completely unrelated to the above: The London Zoo.

I was a bit worried when the entrance fee was £17 (nearly $40) each but in the end the money goes to help with conservation and we did manage to have a good time. Not many animals were out cause it was cloudy and freezing and were probably keeping warm inside like we should have. We did get to see a few really cool things though as you can see from my pictures. My absolute favorite was the Butterfly Paradise---You walk into a greenhouse like thing and the most beautiful, brightly colored butterflies are everywhere. It was absolutely surreal to be so close to them and having them flying around and landing on you. I also enjoyed the penguins as well. Ever since the movie March of the Penguins and the series Planet Earth, I've been a bit of a sucker for these tuxedo laden mammals. I guess I'm a bit of a girl---give me the cute fluffy animals anyday over anything slimy like the reptile house!

6 comments:

sherrie said...

you got some great pics. i love penguins too. we went to a butterfly greenhouse last year at 6 flags marine world. i loved it. wow that was a lot for a zoo, but hey it's the london zoo right?

enickel said...

That was expensive, but probably just something you do once, unless you get some visitors coming into town. We love your little zoo here in Tacoma. It is about $65 for a year membership for my entire family. We don't have a butterfly house though. Great pictures!

Carly said...

I am obsessed with Planet Earth...I love it. The butterfly refuge sounds amazing. Your pics are great!

Michelle said...

the zoo is one of my favorite places on earth! i can only imagine that the zoo there is amazing!

bbaking said...

Everything is a ridiculous price in London eh? If you ever get a chance to pop into Kent I reccomend Port Lympne (Lympne is pronounced as "Lim"). http://www.totallywild.net/portlympne/index.php
It is by far my favourite zoo as there is lots of space for the animals.

I like the penguins at London Zoo, I guess they weren't hiding from the cold!

christine said...

Thanks Bev for your Recommendation!