Story of some Brits living in New Zealand for the Southern Hemisphere Winter in 2004
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Sunday, September 05, 2004

Melbourne Zoo

We had hoped to drive up to Healesville animal sanctuary but ran out of time and instead made for the city zoo. Am always in 2 minds about zoos but these days they at least seem actively involved in educational programmes and genetic custodianship for endangered species.

At this zoo things mostly seemed ok but the ape pit seemed very limited and the tiger enclosure quite small for such an impressive beast.

Ann-Marie asked if we could join a tour of the zoo. I'm not sure how we managed it but we got our own tour guide (free) from the friends of the zoo. Just a volunteer but a well informed one and very enthusiastic.


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