A Week In South West Ireland (3/8)


These pictures were touring around the South West coast of Ireland in October 2004.





The mara were not shy with humans and would mix with many of the other animals.








A group of bison with a young member of the herd on the far left.









The ring tailed lemurs are a star attraction since their distinctive tails and the way they move and play is highly entertaining.







The striped theme continues with the zebras.










The cheetahs I'm pleased to say are behind a more substantial fence. Move the mouse pointer over the picture to see their reaction when a zebra comes into view.







A White-Faced Saki Monkey. The male has this distinctive white face.










A pleasant stroll through the appropriately named Palm Walk.









Although I've been to several zoos this was the first time I had seen giraffes.

We left Fota wildlife park mid-afternoon and headed west, via Bandon, Timoleague (fine estuary, then old abbey in town), Clonakilty, Ross Carberry, to Skibbereen.


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