Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cruising Down The River At Longleat

  There are two boats which go up and down the "river"; we were on the Lady Lenka and this is the other one waiting at the jetty.

On the right hand side you can see the gorilla house. Our guide is at the front, and the blue trays contain cups filled with small fish which can be fed to the sealions.

The hippos are rather mean and extremely dangerous,
so the boats never go too close to them. I used the zoom lens to get this picture.

This is a silverback gorilla, in his 50s now. His mate died a few years ago and he is sadly now too old to allow other gorillas to be inroduced onto his island home.
He lives in a palatial centrally heated temple on the island, complete with HD tv and Sky satellite. He loves SpongBob SquarePants :-)

 His rather nice island home.

 The sealions love being fed by the visitors, and are incredibly playful.
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1 comment:

elizabeth said...

Looks like a wonderful time!