Wordless Wednesday – The Zoo Snooze

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to accompany my son’s class on a Zoo Snooze excursion last week to Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo. We got to enjoy some up close and personal encounters, a night walk, sleepover and behind the scenes tours before the zoo opened.

It was quite simply an incredible experience – I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. It was inspiring and touching and fascinating – I can’t remember the last time I was so enthralled.

And it was so special to have shared the experience with my son. Sure, he preferred star gazing to the night-time animal encounters but it was an awesome experience all the same!

Here are some of the amazing things we were lucky enough to experience – sorry for the not-so-wordless Wednesday!

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Gilbert meeting a bearded dragon…

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And a diamond python…

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And a ringtail possum!

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We met some giraffes hiding on our night time walk…

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And got to enjoy one of the best views in all of Sydney!

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The next morning we met a descendant of King Kong…

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And Nigel from Finding Nemo!

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Plus a cheeky Salty the Sealion…

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Friends of Marty from Madagascar…

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And his mate Alex the lion too!

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We met a pesky penguin…

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And a mischievous meerkat…

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Not to mention a family of elephants…

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And some gangly giraffes!

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And to top it all off we got to soak up this view too!

It was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to get back there with the whole family – the girls would LOVE it!


Linking up my not-so-wordless Wednesday post with Trish for Wordless Wednesday – enjoy hump day everyone!

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22 Responses

  1. I love Taronga Zoo, especially the view of the city! But I went before kids, will have to go again with kids – LOVE all the Madagascar animals x
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    • Kirsty says:

      The Madagascar animals and the gorillas were my favourites! And you and your kids would love it, I know I can’t wait to get back there with the whole family!

  2. Alison says:

    Wow – what a great excursion. My kids would love that!
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  3. Rita says:

    Wow! Looks like a great excursion!

    • Kirsty says:

      It was one of the best experiences of my life Rita – and that’s saying something considering it was a primary school excursion!

  4. Trish says:

    The zoo is one of my favourite places. Gorgeous photos.
    Trish recently posted..Wordless Wednesday ~ We’re going on an Egg Hunt

    • Kirsty says:

      It is now one of my favourite places too Trish – I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get back there!

  5. Alicia says:

    Love the zoo! I have always marvelled at the view the animals have from that zoo. Spectacular!
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  6. Oh I love the Zoo!!!!! What great pictures of your day out!
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    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Yvette – it really was an awesome excursion. If you ever have the opportunity to do something similar, go for it, it will be completely worth it!

  7. Rachel says:

    Looks like an amazing stay. I haven’t been to Taronga Zoo since I was very little but I still remember the giraffes like yesterday.

    • Kirsty says:

      They are iconic, aren’t they Rachel? I didn’t expect to enjoy myself quite so much which seemed to enhance my experience even more. Going around the zoo at night was an experience I will never forget!

  8. Tamara says:

    Aren’t zoo just the most amazing places the visit. Great photos
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  9. I love the zoo. I have been wanting to go for the past year, maybe this year I will convince James that we need to go.
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    • Kirsty says:

      I was always reluctant to go with my kids, for various reasons, but I’m seriously considering going back as a family these upcoming holidays. It really is an awesome place for kids (and for parents too!)

  10. I did a zoo sleepover with a class at the Perth zoo. They walk the old elephant in the morning and the kids and me were just enamored by her!

    • Kirsty says:

      It’s such a special feeling to see all the behind the scenes stuff. We saw them training some dogs for a new show they are getting ready for the upcoming school holidays – it was incredible learning all the steps in the training – I loved it!

  11. Jo Tracey says:

    I soooooo want to do this!
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    • Kirsty says:

      You should Jo, it is awesome. I am not a huge animal person but I got so much from it – it is easily one of the most memorable experiences of my life!

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