We went to Paignton Zoo yesterday.
First of all we had to contend with the traffic, it was horrendous! It took us twice as long as out of season (we ought to have guessed it would be bad!). When we eventually got there, we were diverted to the overflow carpark - by this time we could see the queue to get in.................I have never
seen it so long!!!
After parking we walked past the queue (I had thought ahead and bought our tickets on-line, this allowed us to walk straight in), trying not to hear the muttered comments coming from the folk who have waited so long!
Once inside it really was very busy, we missed a few areas because of queues (the crocodile house was especially bad - there were staff on the door to regulate how many went in!)
Because of the lovely weather most of the animals were out and active. Including this Red Panda. Their enclosure was cordoned off, so this was taken even further away then usual!
After all that, we enjoyed the visit................but will make sure we never go there in the summer holidays again!
Tags: Red panda
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