Posted by: travelrat | October 1, 2014

Marwell Park Zoo

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Marwell Zoo. 20th August 2014.

There’s a wide choice of attractions around here to which we could take our two youngest grandsons when they visited. But, when they heard there were dinosaurs at Marwell Zoo … not real ones, of course … it was no contest.

I swear, those lads were more interested in the fibreglass model dinosaurs then they were in the real animals.

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Marwell is a pleasant little zoo, not as crowded as some of the more popular ones. You can, of course, walk around it, but, if you don’t want to walk, there’s a ‘land train’. That cost nothing to ride, but you sometimes have to queue for a short while. Or, there’s a more conventional miniature railway, for which you don’t usually have to queue, but you have to pay.

There are, of course, lots of animals here. Possibly the high point, which the boys found fascinating, was when a pygmy hippos spreads its dung when it ‘goes’

More efficient, I’d say, than even the most sophisticated muck-spreader!

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