To the BioParc Zoo in Fuengirola and we had a wonderful afternoon, staying late into the evening - the zoo stays open til midnight so you get to see a different group of animals once night falls.
A small but well-designed zoo where you can get really close to the animals in their stunning settings.
I am rather pleased with some of these photos.
|Lemurs wandering freely on their 'Madagascan Island' right in the middle of Fuengirola.|
|Baobab Tree (recreated)|
|One of our favourites - the Silverback Gorilla|
|He was wonderful.|
|More of our favourites - the lemurs|
|We were able to wander around their island inamongst them|
|This was the most inquisitive one - we think he liked us.|
|He was very curious|
|A very handsome couple - the female is pregnant|
|This is how close you could get|
|This is mother and daughter chimp - who were very sweet together|
|We were totally blown away by this amazing creature|
|He really enjoyed strutting his stuff|
|Sturgeons - ancient fish and one of Mateo's favourites of the day|
|Mateo and I did a double take as we rounded a corner and came face to face with these beasts - for a split second I was terrified! Then I remembered the glass...|
|A red river hog - with a face like a court jester - gorgeous!|
|They were very comical.|
|The male and female gorillas|
|Night time view|
|Don't you just love him!|
Good birthday choice, Mateo. We had a very memorable day.