Places I Miss Because of COVID-19 #3

With all the uncertainty at the moment and lock downs as a result of COVID-19 I thought – as have a number of others – it might be nice to shine a spotlight on places that you miss going to because you are currently not allowed.

Part of the reason for sharing the places I will be listing is that in the current climate they will be struggling to survive as they all rely on income generated by visitors and wanting to share ways that they can be helped, or even just raising awareness of these places so that when restrictions are lifted people may go to visit them again. Please see the end of this post for further details.

This time is another local wildlife park: Hamerton Zoo Park – https://www.hamertonzoopark.com/

One of the funniest memories was from an early visit so I’ll start with that. Getting out of the car we could immediately hear some clamour of some sort but didn’t know what it was. After entering Hamerton we decided to follow the noise to see what it was. It turned out to be these Lar Gibbons:

This is a continually developing place and has changed a lot over the years with more changes in the pipeline as well.

As you would expect of any zoo type establishment, there is a wide variety of animals to see, so there are plenty of things for everyone to see, so I’m not going to say too much more, but here are a selection of pictures from over the years.

Whilst the photos have only just been uploaded they have been taken at various times over the last 6-7 years.

Part of the reason for sharing the places I will be listing is that in the current climate they will be struggling to survive as they all rely on income generated by visitors and wanting to share ways that they can be helped, or even just raising awareness of these places so that when restrictions are lifted people may go to visit them again.

There is a page linked on the Hamerton Zoo Park website for donations to be made:

https://www.hamertonzoopark.com/news/donate_please/

If you like any of these photos and would be interested in purchasing any prints please let me know via the comments below, Twitter, or Facebook. I also have a substantial number of photos that have not been posted anywhere so if let me know if you would like to know what else is available. A portion of the profits will be sent to Hamerton Zoo Park on your behalf.

Thank you for reading,the next part in this series will follow in the next few of days.

You can find the other parts of this series here:

Places I Miss Because of COVID-19 #1 – The Raptor Foundation

Places I Miss Because of COVID-19 #2 – Peterborough Cathedral

Places I Miss Because of COVID-19 #4 – Nene Valley Railway

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