At the lion enclosure a smaller bus takes visitors through providing a close and personal viewing of these majestic animals. The mother lioness lay relaxing with her five youngsters resting with her. Other young ones were investigating the nearby large mound which some unfortunate rabbits had thought to make their home!
On each bus is a guide who has a very thorough knowledge of each of the exhibits and relays interesting facts and figures. The driver will stop the bus when animals are spotted and patiently waits for clicking cameras to stop before moving on.
We chose to return via the walking track rather than by bus. This lead past more animal exhibits, through scrub land, past the ancient ruins of farm buildings, old wrecks of cars on well-maintained walking trails.
The chimpanzee exhibit was amazingly large with a group of males perched high on a platform doing whatever chimps do. As we watched two youngsters ambled out from their underneath abode and climbed to join the group. As they reached the platform those already there stood as one to greet them and we witnessed a delightful group hug. Just so natural!