It was a while ago now that I went to Fuerteventura (March, you seem like a distant memory) and I already want another holiday desperately. I was looking through my pictures to reminisce and came across a load from our day trip to the Oasis Park Zoo in Fuerteventura.
I love a good zoo day. On the one hand I feel terrible that these amazing animals are in captivity instead of out in the wild where they should be, but on the other hand, a lot of these animals have already been taken from their natural habitat for various reasons. At least in a (good) zoo they are well cared for, fed and often they're able to breed rare species too. On the whole, I would rather see the animals in a zoo than I would wiped out by forresters or poachers in the wild.
The Oasis Park Zoo in Fuerteventura offer the chance to sign up for extra experiences, so I was able to do a camel safari and head to feeding time with the lemurs. I've never done either of these things, so already the day was off to a great start. The lemur experience was my absolute favourite, the lemurs are so inquisitive and they also had two of the most adorable babies I've ever seen, holding on tight to their mum's bellies. See if you can spot them in the pics!
|I spy a baby lemur!|
The other thing that I really liked about this zoo, was that is felt as though they'd made a real effort to recreate the environment that each animal would inhabit in the wild. From lush forest greenery to dry sandy lanscapes with palm trees, it was all there!
|Check out the smile on this cutey!|
|This guy was eager to get in the shot!|
Till next time, Shel x