Tuesday, 3 July 2012

For Rob's Christmas present last year I bought him an Up Close Experience with Lions at Woburn Safari Park - it was a lovely day the weather was kind to us and the experience was brilliant.  You get taken into the park in a land Rover and drive across country to see the animals close up. This Tiger is one of two that they have  sisters taken from a German Zoo where they were not very happy.  This  one is very shy and stays hidden in the bushes so not normally seen from the road around the park.  Because they were on concrete at the zoo they are both suffering from bad hips apparently.

 Look at these beautiful big cats - they are a pride of ten - two castrated males - they apparently had a male until last year but he passed away - they have now got a a new male who is two years old and come from a circus - but he has been kept seperated for the time being as these are bullying him!!! 
He is a lovely big cat but we didn't manage to get a photo of him.
 It looks like life for these is very hard!    they get fed every three days and appear to sleep the rest of the time!

What a regal looking creature - not sure that we would have liked them so much if we had not been in the safety of the Land Rover!   They have apparently been known to bite the tyres of the Land Rover and puncture the tyres - but fortunately we did not experience that on Sunday.
We went on the foot safari around Woburn after - it is a lovely place and the animals are great - look at this gorgeous marmoset - so full of character and running free in their enclosure..
There was also the most gorgeous baby giraffe but we did not get close enough to get a picture of it.

I just had to show you these beautiful flowers - the Lillies were from Mark for my Birthday and the Carnations were from Rob.  They both know how much I love having flowers in the house.


  1. The lions are gorgeous. What a lovely present...fun for you both!

  2. Whata wonderful day out and quite a privelege to be so close to the lions. Gorgeous flowers too. I love lilies.

  3. The lions are magnificent, how nice to be able to get so close to them. The flowers are lovely.