Dublin Zoo

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Last week we brought the kids up to the Zoo in Dublin, its been quite a while since we were last here, so they were excited to see all the animals. It was the afternoon before we got there and some of the animals had gone indoors for the day. A lot of work had been done since we where there last many of the enclosures have changed. The elephants had been moved from the African plains. The Gorilla’s also had a new home, which did not aid in taking pictures like before. A new play area had also been built for the kids. A visit to the zoo is not a cheap affair, but its worth it just to see some of the magnificent animals that live there. The gorilla’s are my personal favorite, but they are now indoors behind a glass enclosure with bad lighting which made in impossible to get a nice clean shot. Although I love seeing them, its quite sad to see them locked up like this. You can see in the eyes that their spirit is gone, when compared to watching them in the wild. As mentioned not all the animals ย were out in view but here is a selection of shots from the day. I hope you enjoy them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Watchful Lions

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Sulawesi Crested Macaque

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Snow Leopards

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Siamang Gibbon

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Me & Dylan

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Ava in the new Play Area

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The latest Monkey at Dublin Zoo

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Ring-tailed Lemur

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Amur Tiger

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A curious visitor

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Ava & Dylan




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Nellie the Elephant

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African SpurredTortoise

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Spider Monkey

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Kids on Safari

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Chimpanzee Prints

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Spot the Monkey?

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The African Plains

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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33 Responses to Dublin Zoo

  1. Trini says:

    Your kids are so so adorable!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Fun day out ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. George says:

    Great family fun day Ed.

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  4. Great pics. Zoo’s are (imho anyway) a necessary evil in todays world with the rapid and continual encroachment into animal habitat the world over, but they have to be run correctly.
    I recently went to Beijing Zoo (have a look on my blog), and left disgusted. Clearly Dublin zoo is a lot better managed.

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  5. Great photos. Love the smell of animals/zoo smell.

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  6. Margarita says:

    By far your best work, Ed. No, not the photos; the KIDS!!! xoxoM

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  7. Laura says:

    Those are such cute photos! I will have to visit this zoo someday.

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  8. sariscorner says:

    Great pictures! And the Kid’s (and their facial expressions) look like a lot of mischief ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. bamauthor says:

    Sorry that I missed going there when I was in Dublin…Great pics…..your children are adorable!

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  10. armenpogharian says:

    Great looking family. Brings back memories of when mine were younger. They still enjoy going to the zoo, but it’s not quite the same as when they were all under 10.

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  11. Looks like you all had a grand time of it…but did you forget mom someplace? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. That snow leopard looks like it’s about to melt. And the look on Dylan’s face when he’s at the wheel of the truck is a photo looking for a caption competition. “Guess what, guys, I managed to release the hand brake. But I can’t reach the pedals.”

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  13. sandlera says:

    Beautiful images and children.


  14. kathygiddins says:

    Lovely pics! Do they still have the cafรฉ there where you can watch the meerkats through a glass window?

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  15. What fun! That snow leopard knows the meaning of the word chillax.

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  17. rotochobin2014 says:

    You have a beautiful family, indeed.

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  18. M T McGuire says:

    Aw bless the wains. Sweet. Looks like you all had a great day. I have a cat who likes to sleep in the same position as that snow leopard.



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