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…

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Woodland Park Zoo: Africa to Asia

The Woodland Park Zoo is full of amazing exhibits, many of which have won awards.  And the zoo’s African and Asian regions are bursting with fabulous, realistic enclosures with trails linking them that lead you to forget you’re in the city and not in the forest of Asia or on the African savanna. The zoo’s African…

Amur leopard

Oregon Zoo: From Pacific Shores to Fragile Forests

The Oregon Zoo, like many others, is sectioned into geographic regions, like their Great Northwest where you’ll find animals like black bears, cougars, and bald eagles that call the US’s Pacific Northwest home.  The Oregon Zoo is broken into five regions; Great Northwest, Pacific Shores, Asia, Fragile Forests and Africa.  In this piece I’ll introduce…

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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…

Butterflies Enchant while Orangutans Amuse

The Toronto Zoo’s paths are easy to navigate; taking a complete circle helps visitors to not miss one precious animal.  Taking the path clockwise you enter the region of Indomalaya where you’ll find plants and animals from southern and southeast Asia.  The first animal you encounter is the lion-tailed macaques.  These quiet and languid monkeys…