Those of you that have been reading about my silly life for a while will know that I love a good zoo. So when my sister-in-law offered to take us to the Werribee Zoo in Victoria, it was a trip I didn’t want to miss.
We managed to have a lovely day, despite the rain. The weather in Victoria is a bit insane, you have a couple of hot days, then rain. It was welcome though, as we had a few really warm days before and it was getting a bit unbearable.
The zoo has a safari, which we went on first. A bus takes you around up and close to the animals – you can get a closer view by paying a bit extra for an off-road safari, but we just went on the normal one that was free.
We got off to a rough start when a camel was right in front of the gate to get into where the animals were. He stood there for a good 10 minutes looking at us. It allowed us to get a close-up view of him when he finally moved
There are many animals, but sadly I couldn’t get great photos of them all due to where I was sat. The tour guide tells you about each one as you drive past. It’s a little heartbreaking how many of these animals are close to extinction or no longer exist in the wild. The zoo’s of Victoria have a fighting extinction goal where they are committed to helping fight the extinction of the 21 species in Victoria.
After the safari, we went for something to eat and drink in the cafe before we carried on our wet adventure. The rest of the zoo you walk around. My favorite part was the lions. They had cubs who were so cute and playful.
It was a lovely day, but as the rain got heavier it did ruin it a little bit. It was throwing it down by the end, to the point where my sister-in-law went and got the car and brought it to us! It would have been nicer to go on a sunnier day but it seems getting a mild day that’s not too hot is not easy!