Christopher Wright | Highland Wildlife Park day trip

Highland Wildlife Park day trip

January 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Snowy Monkey and BabySnowy Monkey and Baby

The weather had settled after the snowfall of last weekend, the forecast showed 0 degrees Celsius with little or no wind, and so the mission was on.  A day trip up to the Highland Wildlife Park, an old favourite of mine.  I love the Amur Tigers and still hark back to a previous favourite shot of a "Mother and Child", taken during a photography trip.

Mother and ChildMother and Child

Once again the snow was on the ground for our visit and it was a lovely crisp day, which bode well.

The Snowy Monkeys were out in force cuddling their young braving the chill air.  The Amur's were out, although separated as the park can't take the chance of Dominika mating with any of the boys and the Polar bears were almost sledging...almost!  

It wasn't all big wildlife, though, as the gorgeous little red squirrel spotted later in the day showed.

Red SquirrelRed Squirrel

 

If you haven't ventured North to visit this spot then you really should.  Further cats are due with the arrival of snow leopards in early 2015 and also a new female Polar bear, to really spice up the life of Walker and Arctos!  I personally think it always looks better in the snow, they are animals usually found in the tundra, however I am also biased due to past experiences getting up close and personal with the Amurs.

Christopher


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