Berlin Zoo- They have Catweasels
Trip Start Sep 02, 2009
72Trip End Oct 30, 2010
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Amy was keen to find a map and explore properly, I just wanted to find monkeys and tigers. So we headed toward the monkeys, passing by the elephants. There were 6 elephants and one baby which Amy immediately thought was cute, she was right it was pretty cool.
Not to say the elephants were boring, but they didn`t really do a lot, so we left and came across 3 chimpanzees and a baby chimp... which was being mischievous and taunting what seemed to be his older brothers, who chased him but couldīt catch him, before he climbed up high or used his mother for shelter.
After failing miserably to capture any sort of photograph that wasn't blurry or just missing the action we went into the monkey enclosure and saw an impressive collection of monkeys- from baboons to orangutan gs, and every different size, shape and demeanor
One particular baby baboon stole the show with an impressive arsenal of break dancing moves and back flips etc, whilst the Alpha Male managed only to play with some of its doings (aka... poo! And eat it!), which wasnīt very impressive to say the least.
We spent some time in the Tiger enclosure where most of the big cats were asleep or more interested in the other tigers than anyone else. They were very impressive, if a bit lazy. We then went outside and saw some lynx and wild cats and then some Catweasels (the body of a weasel the head of a cat... at least thatīs what we think they were as all the information was in German!).
The mother was trying to get some peace whilst the two siblings were running around fighting and jumping off trees and scrambling about. Its a pity the lions werenīt doing that, but then they didnīt really have much space.
The most dangerous and perilous part of the zoo had to be the petting zoo and the animals that ran the yard. It was basically about 30 goats and in a small area and some coin operated feeding machines.
Me and Amy put 10 cents in and then a goat came along and nudged me out of the way and didnīt let me get it out to feed the goats
Amy found a pony which she seemed more interested in.
After seeing plenty of weird and wonderful animals we finished off the day by playing in a childrens park with swings and statues of polar bears.
After the zoo we intended to book our train to Munich, so we went to the train station and unwittingly let an American couple in front of us which resulted in them booking their whole entire trip around Europe! The only person more annoyed than us had to be the man who was helping these indecisive people decide where to go and have them reject the price or make an unreasonable and sometimes impractical suggestion... for the grand total of 1 hour and 20 minutes!!! We were hardcore (everyone else in the que had left by the time theyīd finished).
This man had very good customer service because I would have lost the plot 5 minutes into a conversation with these people.
But all in all a fantastic day at the zoo which was well worth the 9 Euros we paid for it.
Dave and Amy