Over the summer we notched up a fair few visits to Whipsnade Zoo, plus one to London Zoo where we managed to give the lovely Cas from Mummy Never Sleeps and her little boy the most whirlwind tour ever.
Both London and Whipsnade Zoos have done amazingly well (again) with their breeding programmes this year and it has been an utter delight to photograph all their new arrivals. Each time we’ve been, I’ve known of another imminent arrival so held off posting and now, with I think just one more to come (I hope) the time has come. I’ve also chosen to coincide this post with the news that my photo of Hoover the male Hippo at Whipsnade has been awarded “Highly Commended” in the ZSL Photography Competition this year and I’m off this evening to the launch of the exhibition and book. I am stunned by the news and somewhat overwhelmed that in less than 8 hours, my photo will be on display at London Zoo. More news of that in a later post I’m sure.