I’ve been to the Auckland Zoo a heap of times over the years, it’s always cool to go and see all the animals and the zoo itself is one of the better ones in the world apparently. I got a “behind the scenes” Zoom Tour voucher for Christmas and chose to do the African Experience which let us feed the giraffes, pat the rhinos and get up close to the Lions.
Meeting and feeding one of the male giraffes.
Patting the 3 tonne rhinos (who are surprisingly friendly) due to their being no females at the Zoo.
Lucky the gap isn’t too big.
Lazarus the Lion, didn’t appreciate being looked at in the eyes.
A comfortable distance away.
They still like having their heads scratched though.
Just like a big (and angry) cat.