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Yorkshire Wildlife Park - taken by Jean Hertzog





































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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

‘Wild’ is not usually a word to describe an AOUG event, but it is appropriate for a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, A large group of us (ranging in age from three to eighty seven years) met for coffee before we wandered around. The weather could have been drier but we do not allow weather to spoil our events. The different animals had their own areas so we saw majestic tigers in their enclosure, camels of various ages released joyously into theirs for their breakfast, polar bears in an amazing purpose built home designed to demonstrate that these animals do not live in a totally frozen environment. Capybaras, large otters, meerkats and lions entertained us in their own individual ways.

We tried to battle the weather on outdoor picnic tables at lunchtime but finally gave up and moved into a very crowded marquee. The children enjoyed the well-designed play areas as well as so many animals – large and small. The four generations of my family who attended this event, along with three generations of another member’s family and several individual AOUG members, all had a very interesting day.

Lesley Sleigh




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