We organised a private car through the tourist information - lovely man, nice car, ours for £8 for as long as we wanted and off we went, B was going to be cameraman, so not go in with the cats, it was just me. Picked the littlest (3 months) and the biggest (19 months) to go in with, and away we went.
|she looks a lot bigger than she really was here!|
Anyway, had a look round the rest of the tigers (and one lion), and yes, I was a good girl, and didn't put my fingers through into the cages, but I did put my hand up against the cages to be sniffed and licked, and that was special too, as they did that because they wanted to.
Watching the medium cats playing was great, just like kittens - "I'm asleep" "I want to play" "I'm asleep" "I'm going to chew your ear till you play with me then" and then you realise there are actually three of them all bundled up together. A similar interaction was going on next door, why the 2 active ones didn't play together and leave the other 3 asleep.....?
|you WILL play with me!|
Stopped for a quick drink afterwards, and it was there the praying mantis jumped on me from the back of the chair and ran up my chest, little pointy, prickly feet it had too! Just wasn't sure whether it'd bite, after all she will chew the head off the male after mating.....
After the excitement of all the cats decided that the orchid farm should be next on the list, tourist information had suggested the monkey farm, snake farm and crocodile farm, but having read the reviews on tripadvisor we decided to give all of them a miss! The Orchid farm was very tranquil so we drifted about, had a very pleasant lunch and came back home.
|couldn't get the moggie to care what I'd just been doing!|
For the full version of the Tiger Trip see http://youtu.be/x6FVIHELvvM
Tiger Experience 1 hr 45 mins
video 3 min 20 secs
time to make video 2 hr 30 mins!