and I went to the Dublin Zoo today. This is a wonderful zoo, if small by the standards we're used to in the Bronx (and, for that matter, the ones in San Diego and Sydney), and also less complete. Having said that, they have an excellent range, including tigers (which made me happy), penguins (which made Terri happy), red pandas (which made us both happy), snow leopards, wolves, lions, elephants, various simians, ducks, geese, seagulls, zebras, giraffes, sealions, and a whole bunch more. They've got a reptile house, a South American house, a bird house, plus a whole lot of really
good (and big) habitats for the animals to wander about in. I discovered there's an animal called a bongo (the fact that I didn't know this stuns us all), and did I mention there were several tigers? (I looooooooooooooove tigers.....)
Terri took a ton of pictures, which I'm sure she'll post to her LJ at some point. The penguins were especially friendly, and were practically posing for pictures.
The place can be walked in its entirety in four hours, and that's with a food break. We enjoyed every minute of it. I highly recommend this, and I say that as a member of the best zoo in the world......