Sulawesi crested macaque

Durrell: Monkeying Around

One of my most beloved of creatures are primates, from the critically endangered mountain gorillas to the orange man of the forest and the mohawk toting macaques to the ones with most hauntingly beautiful of songs – the gibbon. And here at the Durrell Wildlife Park you’ll meet a wide range of them. Scattered throughout…

white-naped crane

Into the Forests of Woodland Park Zoo

The final two regions of the Woodland Park Zoo are the Tropical Rain Forest and Temperate Forest. In the Tropical Rain Forest exhibit you’ll find various animals that call Central and South America home like ocelot, poison arrow dart frogs, toucans as well as Africa rain forest species like lemurs and gorillas.  The Tropical Rain…

San Francisco Zoo: Savanna to Singing Siamangs

San Francisco Zoo – Savanna to Singing Siamangs

“Where am I, Africa?”, I thought to myself as I entered San Francisco Zoo’s Africa Region.  Ahead of me was a sprawling, 3 acre, savanna with beautiful oryx grazing alongside zebra, duiker, zudu and even ostrich and crowned cranes.  Standing guard, with hunched shoulders and permanent scowl, perched on a massive nest was the marabou stork.  Then…

gorilla

San Diego Zoo’s Great Apes

Some of my most beloved of favourite animals are our closest relatives the great apes.  The San Diego Zoo’s great apes consist of bonobos, Western gorillas and Bornean orangutans.  When visiting these amazing apes you’ll also find some of the San Diego Zoo’s finest and grandest exhibits. By far one of my favourite exhibits at…

African Rainforest Pavilion

One of the biggest highlights of my zoo visit is always a stop to watch the Toronto Zoo’s charismatic troop of Western lowland gorillas.  Gorillas hold a special place in my heart as it was my introduction to them through the dedicated work of Dian Fossey that first inspired me to want to not only work with…