Shepreth Wildlife Park

This weekend we went to Shepreth Wildlife Park. It was awesome! Ridiculously cold and it rained hard but awesome nonetheless! I’d never been before, despite passing it countless times on the train to London and whenever the stopping train called at Shepreth I’d say to myself “Oh, I must go there one day!”!

So off we went. No sooner had we stepped outside the gift shop when we saw this little chap, a prairie dog:

Then we saw a horse:

A deer:

Some chickens:

You could go and pet them but I was a bit scared of the muntjack (yeah, I know, lame) that was also in the pen.

Then we saw a big fat pig, eating off the floor, too busy to look up!

After a bit of wandering about peering in empty cages (all the animals were hiding from the icy wind in their huts) we came across the best bit. Meerkat Manor! These guys were awesome and put on a lovely little show for us!

Then we saw this little chap:

I’d never seen an otter before (despite growing up in sticksville) and I was surprised by a) how small they are and b) what a racket they make. There were two pairs. Apparently they hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift off!

Then we saw a couple of Lynxes which were lovely:

Then it hammered it down and I put my camera away but we saw rabbits, fish, tigers, a mountain lion, some birds. Yeah, it was awesome! Def go back in the summer. They have a lovely little picnic area we will take advantage of I think.

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