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Lions and Tigers and… Wombats? – Copenhagen Day 11

We spent an unplanned day with the animals over at the Copenhagen Zoo and I had a great time learning more about our furry friends.

If you missed last week’s post, come step into the flooded world of the Cisternerne with us!

When we visited the Cisternerne, we noticed the Copenhagen Zoo across the way and, although it wasn’t on our radars previously, we thought, what the heck, let’s go check it out. The next day, we did just that. I’m glad we did!

I’m not as into zoos as I am aquariums, mostly because I feel like they have a more prominent reputation as being sad for the animals (not that aquariums can’t be sad too), but I was pleased by what looked like genuine efforts on the Copenhagen Zoo’s part to provide a good place to live for their animals as well as their research and conservation focus — very important for places like this! Of course, the best place for animals to be is in their natural habitats, but when that’s not possible, a zoo that cares is (almost) the next best thing.

Think of an animal and the Copenhagen Zoo probably has it. Seriously, with over 4000 animals from all over the world, you’re bound to find something you like. The place is huge, with habitats for lions, tigers, bears (won’t do it — oh my! Sorry, had to), monkeys, lemurs, birds, pandas, red pandas, wolves, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, meerkats, mongoose (mongeese? Mongooses?), otters, sea lions, polar bears, rhinos, hippos, ostriches, bats, frogs, geckos, lizards, insects — honestly, the list goes on and on!

Some of my favourite things to see were the various monkeys and apes. The baboons, in particular, were chef’s kiss perfection, mostly thanks to a trio of babies that were up to shenanigans. We watched them for so long, they were so flippin’ cute. There were tons of places for them to climb around and toys to play with. It was also fun watching the various marmosets they had.

The red pandas were also a fave. Their section had all these overhead tunnel-like things for them to crawl through, so we had a good time watching them horse around in those, or even just doze off in them.

On the whole, it was a great day. Lovely to see all the animals.

Our 2019 Copenhagen adventure is winding to a close, with only two more days left! Check back next week to find out how we spent them!

In the meantime, check out my other travel adventures.

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