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UK Trip Day 9: July 5, 2003

July 07, 2003 @ 10:15 By: gordon Category: Travelling, UK Trip 2003

Saturday, Yuki and I headed off to the London Zoo, leaving Rob at home. (He was tired from all the walking we’d done earlier in the week.)

The London Zoo is on one corner of Regent’s Park. It’s been around for quite some time and they have been modernizing most of the cages and facilities, apparently because they were found to be less than ideal for the animals, according to some study.

Anyways, we saw all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures during our visit. We saw lions, tigers, lynx, penguins, big monkeys, tiny little monkeys, meerkats, giraffe, pigs (exotic ones, not the kind that you see on farms), otters and other animals whose names I forget.

And we saw reptiles: snakes so venemous that they practically only have to look at you and you’ll be looking for some anti-venom; lizards; frogs; crocodiles and alligators. In fact, we saw where one of the scenes in a Harry Potter movie was filmed. It was a scene in which our hero Harry is talked to by an enormous phython.

From the zoo, we made our way to Chinatown to go shopping and then we headed home here Yuki made an amazing dinner. If she cooks meals like that all the time, Rob’s going to
have to watch his weight! (Sorry, Rob!)

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