Lifestyle

Zoo Nights at ZSL London Zoo

To celebrate the launch of the new Oasis Zoo Collection in collaboration with ZSL London Zoo I was invited to experience one of the ZSL Zoo Nights events.

I’ve always been a huge animal lover and have lots of happy memories visiting various zoos around the world.

DSC_0278
Lemur

The Zoological Society of London have recently been opening its doors at night, an adult only event where guests can visit after hours and see the zoo in a whole new light.

DSC_0272
Zoo Nights Highlights

“Zoo Nights is just for adults, so you’re free to explore the wildlife after hours, taking in fun tours and talks with grown-up themes: mating, death and the gruesome bits – it’s zoology, certificate 18!”

DSC_0276
Giraffes

Walking around the zoo, I was greeted by stilt walkers in fancy dress, a whole host of amazing looking street food vendors, music, a carousel, acrobats and generally just people having a good time.

DSC_0299
Street Food

The atmosphere was different to a normal day at the zoo, it felt like a carnival and everyone seemed to be in great spirits – maybe it was the alcohol…?! Either way, it was a lovely evening with a fantastic vibe.

DSC_0295
Carousel

The highlight of my night was when I went into the Rainforest Animals area and suddenly came across a sloth having a nap in one of the branches directly above where everyone was walking.

DSC_0281
Marilyn the sloth!

I love sloths. I have a giant cuddly toy sloth called Neil who sits on my sofa. I am always desperate to try and see the sloths whenever I go to a zoo. They are usually in the pitch black bit with the other nocturnal animals, and it’s very rare that you’ll actually get to see one. I could see her as clear as day, her name was Marilyn, and I fell in love. I felt so lucky to have been so close to one! Everyone else there seemed to be mesmerised too.

DSC_0287
Alpaca

As well as visiting the animals there’s a whole other host of things to do such as testing your knowledge in the Zooniversity Challenge and become an eco-detective in an interactive, forensic trail that shines a light on the illegal wildlife trade.

Unfortunately the Zoo Nights at ZSL London Zoo are fully sold out for 2017, but I would highly recommend going to this unique event if you ever get chance!

DSC_0298
Penguins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s