Anyway we decided to take our grandkids Leela and Rhea to the zoo. Mysore zoo is one of the oldest, created in 1892 under royal patronage. Initially we thought we would take the battery operated carts but were disappointed with the way it operates. The person at the station said, 'one hour and three stops!' The way he said it did not sound encouraging. Before I could ask for more details Rohini said let us walk. A bold decision, but the girls did very well considering there are 7 and 4 years old. We were there at the zoo for four hours!
- The enclosures are getting larger and many animals are in their natural surroundings. More are planned.
- There are many many trees and this makes the place cool and absolutely pretty.
- Especially the wetlands, which by itself is worth the entrance fee we are charged.
- 'No plastic' rule is seriously implemented.
Here a few pictures for you to enjoy!
|As we enter.|
|It is a challenge to focus past the grills|
|The white tiger.|
|Two young cubs frolic|
|Our ancestors should approve!|
|Rhea maintains a safe distance|
|Mysooru mallige is a must!|
|Rohini says it is a rare view! Asian and African elephants as neighbours.|
|Leela has her first taste of tender coconut water. It was kind of good she said!|
|And the pulp!|
|The cat could not climb higher. Hope they do something about it.|
|Will probably get a new home.|
|Leela has a long way to go to compete with a giraffe!|