So yesterday I visited the Johannesburg Zoo for the second time. It never gets old. I am like a little child visiting for the 1st time. I am always so fascinated by the different characteristics the individuals have. The monkeys that live entertaining and communicating, the mammoth sized snakes that just relax enjoying the warmth of the sun and then the lazy cats doing what cats do best (No! Not domestic cats). I would love this guy as a pet Mmmeoww ♥♥♥
They also have lots and lots of “punny”things along the walks and on the signs – also some educational areas so while you’re learning about the animals you have a little giggle as you plod along. I l♥ve this Cat Walk!
I was very glad to see that the ‘Amazon’ renovations are complete as it hosts an aquarium, menagerie of critters like bats, lots of snakes and some very interestingly patterned lizards.
Below is the Gila Lizard, how beautiful are his patterns!? He is from the Amazon/South of Mexico, poor guy was over all the spectators.
The Amazon has spiders that later gave me nightmares, I can still picture them walking along my bedroom wall – (in my nightmare I fainted and then the spiders swaddle me in a web). Yeah over active imagination right there. I digress.
Unfortunately I didn’t take as many pictures as I’d liked, the excitement took over, although generally I am very snap ready and snap happy. The camera app is always open on my mobile. Always.
So to sum it up, the zoo is fun for people of all ages – just please no more 3 month old babies in the heat asseblief, also NO high heels! Unless you’re going to model. I think it’s ideal for dates, picnics and parties whoop-whoop!
***Just make sure that when you go you take your own perishables, plenty of hydrating liquids, wet-wipes and sunscreen! Naturally all of this I realized a bit too late, because there were two miserably tanned people on the way home. Yes pack snacks unless you’re willing to pay exorbitant prices for spiraled carbohydrates on sticks or R 25 for bottled water. I just can’t. I am no longer a “rich-kids problems”… Oh yes and a picnic blanket because you will at some point want to nap-nap on the grass or just sit and enjoy the green grass. But then you realize that you can’t and why is that? You did not bring a blanket along…
If you’re unfit – good luck, my walking buddy was out of breath walking up the Amazons steps, up the little hills to some of the enclosures and along the walk way to the very lazy lions – how are they kings of the jungle when all they do is sleep?? I would appreciate that life, with the title, please and thank you. ♛ I’ll be Goddess of the North wink wink.♛
Thanks for reading this weeks Misadventures of Leah in the citaaaaayyyyy!
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Have a great week!
P.S. I am wearing a Ruth Samaai Designs top along with a sling bag that she embellished. Ruth is a Durban based fashion designer!
Okay ciao for now.