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South Lakes Wild Animal Park

16th July 2013

We arrived shortly before lunch with my wife, a very excited little boy aged soon to be 4 and a non too bothered 4 month baby.  We took the park book providing information on all the animals and how the Sumatra Tiger charity aims to protect the species. 

Firstly, we had a bite to eat and I was totally surprised at both the quality and how reasonable the food was.  The thai green curry served in a banana leaf (fantastic) whilst the chicken burgers were awesome…

Off we went – into “Africa” wow… talk about up close and personal – a matter of feet from the king of the jungle himself as he prowled his turf… an excited son couldn’t believe how close he was to this beast!  On to the rhino’s, monkeys and giraffes…although the latter were a little less inquisitive of our visit… then we took a train ride to help support the tiger trust… on to see the lemurs and the emus and went to feed the penguins. 

The park was no problem for the pram as we meandered around with ease… it was a perfect day out that was set to get even better – the big cats feed!!! The tigers and the jaguars were something else – we picked our view point and waited whilst the keepers nailed the meat up high in the trees… the excitement mounted and we enjoyed the pre feed talk and were concerned to hear of the reasons behind the declining numbers of these big cats in the wild.  The Sumatran Tigers in their glossy coats raced through the “jungle” following the meat scent in the trees – showing off their hunting instinct and then were lucky to see it demolish its hunt!!!  - fascinating!!!

We’ve been to other zoos in the UK and have to say South Lakes Wild Animal Park did not disappoint.  It was fantastic – well set out and all the animals were free to roam in plenty of space…  it wasn’t tiring and all the visitors were enjoying the summer sun having a great time. To summarise, we will be back and the drive over to the lakes was worth it – we thoroughly recommend this attraction and with plenty of wildlife species to see - How lucky we were to experience this – thank you!!! See you soon!!! 

Sergio Petrucci 

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