When zoos announce that they have had a baby of any species, zookeepers and photographers get excited. The bigger or more rare the animal the more exciting the news of a new baby is and for us hearing of the birth of two new Amur Tiger Cubs born at Banham zoo we new we needed to go and see them.
We, being me and Michael, have never been to Banham zoo and we were unsure on when we would be able to go and visit but lucky for us my parents gave us a trip to Banham zoo as a Christmas present so to start off the new year right we headed straight to Banham for 2 nights going to the zoo on the 3rd January.
Now I have been to a lot of zoo’s but Banham really impressed me!
All their enclosures were amazing and the number of species they had was incredible, as well as having Amur tigers they also had Sri Lankan leopards, snow leopards and Pallas cats.
I really enjoyed seeing the maned wolf as this is a species my local zoo does not have.
I was disappointed that the giraffes were off show as the inside area was closed due to covid but overall we got to see a good selection of the animals species they had there.
Now lets circle back to the tigers cubs, they were just the cutest things I have seen. The first glimpse I got of the cubs was them playing behind a wall and I thought to myself “this is it isn’t it?” But luckily I was wrong and soon enough the pair came bounding into the front enclosure followed closely by mum. Eventually the mother led the cubs into the outside enclosure and we got to see them playing.
They were so energetic, running around the enclosure and playing, one went into the water and the pair of them were climbing in a tree. Then one ran back into the inside enclosure and soon emerged dragging a piece of meat with it, it was quite comical.
At the end of the day the male cub Luka was out with his parents and he ran up and climbed onto his dads back it was so funny to watch.
Overall we had a really good trip and I think we are so lucky to have been able to go to Banham zoo and see the tiger cubs.
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