Winter Barn Owl

Winter Barn Owl
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A visit with the Animals

Given that I am an animal lover and advocate for their fair treatment, I am not in favour of zoos and circuses.  One of the exceptions is the Curraghs Wildlife Park in the IOM.  Their objective is to save endangered species through providing a living area that closely replicates their natural habitat. This  encourage a happy life ensuring a continuation of the species.

While we sent the boys off to play with the motorcycles, Christine and I 'took a walk on the wildside'.  Our first encounter was with the Humboldt Penguins...they were having a lovely time frolicking in the water.
The coatis were hiding today!
...but the Guannaco was enjoying lunch!
I thought the Maras were so cute!
This Macaques was the boss and tried to 'hit on' one of the ladies who wanted nothing
to do with it! (no film footage to protect the innocent) 
 It is hard to show exactly how large these capybaras' were!
These otters were thoroughly captivated by their fish entree!

 I have never met a 'red eared' turtle before...

 Ah, but the pink flamingos cast a lovely shadow on the water.

 I loved the song this Kookaburra was singing

 The Meerkats were as curious as ever!

 I met this lovely fella on his daily walk.....couldn't look me in the eye...I wonder what he was guilty of???

 The spider monkeys were not as lively as last year...just lounging around and not swinging by their tails on the ropes....

I think these Tapirs were ready to kiss until I showed up and ruined the moment.... 
And last, but not favourites...the Lemurs...

Unfortunately, someone was caught feeding them, which leads to food aggression, so management  decided that we are no longer allowed to enter their enclosure.....what a shame!!

More IOM adventures coming up....

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