Day 153

Jersey Zoo

Today we took a trip to Jersey on the Manche Iles boat. We left early and had a full day at the zoo before having dinner at TGI’s and then we got home at 8ish.

It was an exhausting but brilliant day out.

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2013 Project365 (Day 294)

21 October 2013Today has been a really long day. The Mister and The Little Mister and I went to Jersey for the day with my Dad, sister and the kids and Auntie Cath.

We went to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust for a few hours and had a lovely time, and we even managed to escape the worst of the rain. Here we all are sitting next to the statue of Gerald Durrell. Barnabas has his hands over his head as it had just started to rain!

We had such a nice time and it was so nice just to have a bit of time together. That comment makes me think of the very last thing Mum said to Dad on camera when they were in Greece. He asked her how she was finding the holiday and she said “It’s just nice to have time”. I wish we had so much more time and so many more years with her. I thought of her so often today because she would have really enjoyed the outing. I miss her so much.

So, I am trying to book nice things for us to do together. It seems to me that it is pretty important that don’t forget Mum, but instead we carry on doing family well to honour her. She would have approved.

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2012 Project365 (Day 75)

Silverback gorillaToday The Mister and I spent all day at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – better known as Jersey Zoo. It is a brilliant place to go and visit and it was the the only zoo that houses only endangered breeding species. The zoo has an active breeding programme and also funds loads of projects involve din preserving the animals in their natural habitat. The zoo has an educational function and seems to welcome school groups.

I have to admit that going to a zoo in March might seem a bit daft but it was absolutely lovely. It was quiet and whilst there were a few animals that didn’t come out because it was too cold, most of the creatures were out an about.

I love all primates and Jersey Zoo has a fabulous orangutan and gibbon enclosure and a brilliant gorilla enclosure. The zoo is famous for its gorillas as in August 1986 a 5-year -old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure. Jambo, the male silverback gorilla, stood guard over the unconscious child. He was observed to be protecting him and even stroking the child. The gorilla that is pictured here is called Bandongo and he is a young male. Apparently he is a bit of a stud-muffin and the three lady gorillas are all fawning over him and apparently he is getting a lot of sex! The keepers are hoping for a baby boom at the end of the year!

We had a lovely day, and I thoroughly recommend the zoo for a visit. Even better was we had vouchers to get in half price. Fab!

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