After seeing how popular my last postcard was, I decided that a London Zoo photo essay would be quite appropriate. And who doesn’t love a photo essay? I’m sure many of you won’t even bother to read the actual text and just stroll through the pictures… am I right?
Located right in the heart of Regent’s Park in Camden and opened in 1828, the London Zoo is actually the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It features over 720 species spread over 36 acres, as well as many interesting exhibits. Connoisseurs will remember the famous Harry Potter scene with Harry, his cousin Dudley and the snake, which was filmed in the Reptile House. Who said zoos weren’t glamorous?
While the expensive entry fee might scare some visitors, I was actually more than happy to spend these quids because not only am I an animal lover, but also because part of the entry fee is given off to conservation projects. It’s a win-win situation, really.
Without further ado, here are my best London Zoo photos, this little known piece of London heaven (and if you actually read up to here, congratulations!)
That’s it with the cute overload, folks. Even though a lot of travel experts pretend that zoos are a waste of travel time (something about zoos being too general and not really representing the city you’re in), I have to say zoos are a new favorite of mine, and I intend on visiting many others in Europe, like in Lille or Berlin. Or maybe even Central Park if I step back to the other side of the pond one day.
Have you been to London zoo, or another big zoo around the world? What is your favorite animal? Ever had any funny encounter? What are your best animal pictures?