Alright I definitely have to get more organised about posting my photographs after a session/trip… Because here we go again. Posting from the back log – This time from my visit to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens (again sometime in 2016 while I was living in England). Hopefully from now on I learn my lesson and post more regularly. As a bonus though, this post is particularly Otter-heavy… So gets ready for the awwwws : D
I’m just a sucker for a cute group of Meerkats
This Burrowing Owl does not look happy to be caged up!
What is this Oriental Small Clawed Otter shielding its friend from?
A vibrant and (I’m sure misunderstood) Tarantula
I wonder if my painter can reproduce the funky markings of this Tokay Gecko
A wise old looking Six Banded Armadillo
This Prevost’s Squirrel is terrifying!
A Cotton Top Tamarin having a cheeky scratch
Does this Frilled Lizard remind anyone of an iconic movie scene?
Hey I have a rock! High Five!
If you don’t see a Ring-Tailed Lemur performing Hamlet, you’re mad!
Compared to the other Wildlife Parks and Zoos I had occasion to visit the Cotswolds was definitely one of the better ones. Being somewhat out in the country meant that it had large spaces and bigger enclosures for most of the animals, and a really large selection too. Though if you’re a “completionist” like me be sure to pack a lunch and some comfortable walking shoes, because it will take you all day to check out the park… and there are many animals you’ll want to visit repeatedly depending on the time of day.
A gorgeous and poisonous two-coloured Dart Frog
A pair of Giraffes having a tussle
The Great Indian Hornbill
A pair of Oriental Small Clawed Otters… kissing?
An African Crested Porcupine, just out for a stroll in its enclosure
A beautiful Blue and Gold macaw
A rather angry and determined looking Male Galapagos Giant Tortoise
A shy, aloof Pallas Cat
An Oriental Small Clawed Otter rolling around in the sun