The last thing I expected to find in the Isle of Man is a Wildlife Park.
Curraghs Wildlife Park is not just a place to interact with the animals. They participate in breeding programs, share information worldwide, as well as cooperate on a global level to manage and breed captive populations of endangered species.
The animals I saw were not your garden variety zoo kind. They were varied and lived in open spaces on the 26 acre park.
Meet some of the residents.
|Coatis having fun|
|Guanaco having a snack|
|Look at the size of the Capybaras|
|This alpha Macaque was happily accepting grapes from a little boy|
|Proud as a Peacock|
|Spider Monkeys hanging around|
|Meerkats waiting for their lunch|
|A rare Black Swan|
|Wallaby having a rest|
And now my favourite visit of the day....the Lemurs.
I walked into their enclosure and was fascinated with
how tame and soft they were.
It was great fun to watch their antics
The view on the drive home was fantastic