Oh sorry Susanne! I am a complete doofus when it comes to technology. I shall try and figure out how to post pics properly one day. They weren't that good to be honest, as the sky was dark and the drizzly weather just obliterated some pics.
Yes my hubby and son are wonderful! I am very grateful to 'my boys'.
There are buses that run constantly around and through the exhibits in Monarto. You can jump on a bus as many times as you like... or even just stay on for countless loops. Each time you go on a bus trip, you see the animals doing something different.
We walked some of the beautiful bush tracks and were able to take some photos of the Black Rhino, Zebras, antelope, ostriches and Giraffes... but then the skies opened and it was too wet to keep walking! So the next bus that came along, we jumped on. The Painted Dogs were stunning and were more active in the cooler weather. (Years ago, the last time we visited, it was nearly 40C and simply too hot for everyone and everything.)
They have a retired pair of Scimitar Horned Oryx who are allowed to do as they please in their very own large paddock, even though they are no longer part of the breeding program. So, of course at the zoo shop I had to buy the Collecta Figure. :) The herd of bison were enjoying the cooler weather and were cantering around and even running their shaggy heads through the mud. I also found a figure of a Bison in the shop, which just had to come home too!
Adelaide Zoo is beautifully landscaped! The two Aviaries are wonderful to walk through or sit on a bench in, surrounded by greenery, running water and birds everywhere!
There are Meerkats at both zoos and they are a crowd drawer. I loved the Asian Otters at Adelaide Zoo, washing their food before they ate it. The lions at Adelaide Zoo are not as lean and muscular as their counterparts in the open plains Monarto, but are very easy to take photos of. I'm sure the big male was showing off to the people watching him!
Until that day, I'd never seen Tigers in real life before, so I was very happy that we were able to see one. I have various Tiger figures from different brands, but they don't prepare you for the sheer size and presence of the big striped cats in the flesh!