A trip to Howletts Zoo

Last month myself and a friend went to Howletts zoo in Kent.

It started out as a bit of an overcast day but soon cheered up and we moved around the nearly 90 acre site going from one enclosure to another snapping away with our cameras. (we also tried to get to some of the keeper talks as well, which is always interesting.)

Here are just a sample of some of the photo’s that I took. 🙂


Black & White Colobus monkey. (They were actually better to photograph at the end of the day)

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These Javan gibbons were really active which made for some great shots! It was also great to just watch them swing in their enclosure which was pretty impressive. 🙂

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This female Barbary lion was lovely; Barbary lions died out in the wild a long time ago, so the only gene-pool that is left is in zoo’s. (hopefully they can produce offspring and keep this lion sub-species from going extinct. (As I volunteer for Wildlife Heritage Foundation she was of real interest to me.)


Although we didn’t see the African elephants until late in the day they looked as though they were having so much fun! 🙂 Looks like an elephant jam at the gate! 😀


This is and infant De Brazza’s monkey. He looks lovely but had a bit of a bad temper when one of the older ones took his stick.

Had a really good day out and would recommend it to anyone; I took so many photo’s that I am still going through them so that I can upload them. 😉

There are more animals on show at Howletts including – Rhino’s, Gorillas, antelope, Iberian wolves, you can find a list of them in the website address below.

Here’s the address for information for Howletts: http://www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts


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