The Lion’s Mouth*

“Excuse me,” I say to the keeper.  “Can see the three girls, but where’s the male lion?”

“He’s inside somewhere,” the keeper says.  “He does go out – near the train tracks, just not in this section of the enclosure.”

“Thank you,” I say.

So, here’s one of the lionesses:

  
Not the best photo in the world, but they were sleeping in an inaccessible bit of the new enclosure.  It’s a brilliant space: set out like an Indian hill railway station.  Bearded vultures and langurs live there too.  The lions are Asian ones.  Our new male is from Canada.  Hope to see him next time.

Here’s Jae Jae sleeping up a tree:

  
Here are the otters:

   
 
Am now back at the parentals.  Think is better for me to be here at the moment.  Am very tearful and missing my Seb a lot.  Have been sitting in the garden with Mum and the fluffy monster.  It was hot and sunny today.  

Dad is snoozing in his chair.  Soon it will be supper time.  The fluffy monster has been fed and is thudding around the house.

The attached photo is one of the giraffes.

Happy Wednesday everyone!
*2014.  By Anne Holt. Book 4 in the Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen series, set in Norway.

10 comments

  1. L. Rorschach · April 13, 2016

    Lots of hugs to you, Tanya. xxxx

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  2. samdfb1 · April 14, 2016

    Great pictures! Glad you are back with the parentals/rents. I like zoo’s, I really do but I just don’t know how to feel about them. Most of the animals look sad in their enclosures, in my opinion. Except for the meerakats, they look happy.

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    • waternymph88 · April 14, 2016

      My animals are happy 💖💖💖

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      • samdfb1 · April 14, 2016

        Fluffy monster you mean? Lovely cat! xxx

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      • waternymph88 · April 14, 2016

        The fluffy monster is the most pampered person in the world…

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      • samdfb1 · April 14, 2016

        Aww cute! I pamper my neighbours cat. I often think of catnapping her! When the back door is open she just walks in and threads her fluffy white tale between my ankles while I’m doing the washing up. She seems disinterested in me but I think she really likes me!

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      • waternymph88 · April 14, 2016

        Ahhhhh she sounds nice! xxx

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      • samdfb1 · April 14, 2016

        She is! Will send you a picture-or maybe blog about her. Xxx

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    • waternymph88 · April 14, 2016

      (I used to work there so I know the animals) Xxx

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