We were blessed with three wonderful encounters: The Serval Presentation, Behind the Scenes Serval Encounter, and seeing The Cheetah Lure.
I wont say too much but let the pictures tell you of our adventure.
|Serval presentation. Paul showing the markings on the back of the ears.|
|Paul with serval in the serval encounter enclosure|
|A serval dew claw|
|Demonstrating just how high a serval can jump to catch a bird in the air. Amazing.|
|Demonstating the agility of these beautiful african cats.|
|Cheetah waiting behind the scenes.|
|Watching Paul put out the cheetah lure.|
Zoo keeper explaining to us what is happening behind the scenes.
|Successfully caught. Now enjoying his meal.|
The word cheetah means spotted one.
It was a wonderful afternoon of time together. Over the years I have found that making outings like this an all day event would really exhaust the little people so these days we tend to go for two to three hours at a time. I find that this shorter time span better suits us and tends to be more productive.