Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Yeah that's me in the enclosure with the cheetah. As part of Gaels Birthday present we went on a Zoom tour at the Auckland Zoo. You get to go behind the scenes and get very close to the animals. The cheetahs at Auckland zoo were chosen to be ambassadors for the species and were hand reared. (if you've been watching the zoo TV show you'll know all about it) About 1/2 the cost of the Zoom tour goes directly to conserving these beautiful cats in the wild, and the other 1/2 goes to the zoo. Its all nerves when you first step inside their habitat, but it was a hot day and the cats were pretty relaxed. I think by the end of all our session all our therapeutic petting had put them to sleep!