RSS Feed

Tag Archives: loire valley

I Saw Pandas!!

As promised, today I’m going to tell you all about the zoo that I visited on Friday – Ready?

We’ve seen this zoo (ZooParc de Beauval)  advertised for the last few years that we’ve been here, but finally we managed to make some time in our incredibly busy schedule – Oh it’s a hard life reading a knitting – to venture over there.

When we arrived, we were under the impression that the dogs wouldn’t be allowed into the park, but it turned out that they were only banned from certain areas, which were the various aviaries/tropical houses, and around the pandas. (Pandas – we’ll get to this in a moment)

 

 

In comparison to places like ZSL London Zoo, the size of the enclosures is definitely a great deal larger, although arguably this probably has something to do with the fact that France is a considerably larger country, and therefore can afford to allocate more space to such things!

 

View this post on Instagram

#penguins #dinnertime #zooparcdebeauval #zoo

A post shared by Bex Willis (@bexwillis_) on

 

But anyway, moving on. This particular zoo is the only zoo in France that has possession of 2 giant pandas, and when I discovered this, the 5 year old inside me really took over!

 

 

THEY’RE SO CUTE AND FLUFFY!! I just wanted to cuddle them!!

Although I don’t think that would go down particularly well…

 

 

If anybody can say that isn’t cute…well…we’re no longer friends – you have been warned.

The other animals I was really excited about seeing were the elephants.

 

View this post on Instagram

#elephant #zoo #zooparcdebeauval #france #holiday

A post shared by Bex Willis (@bexwillis_) on

 

I visisted ZSL London Zoo not that long ago, and just assumed that they still had elephants (in my defence, my last visit was over 10 years ago).

But no. Not an elephant to be seen, because they were all moved over to Whipsnade in 2001. Gutted.

But my desire to see elephants was fulfilled, and they even had a baby – there’s something about baby elephants, they’re just so…funny? The way them bumble around and just enjoy themselves, regardless of what’s going on around them. Elephants are fascinating animals.

Is that little summary acceptable enough? Because the sun has come out, and there’s a beer back at the camper with my name on it…

Until next time

Bex

xxx

 

Advertisements