Dorset blog 3: Animals!
Warning: pictures of cute animals!
All the pictures in this blog are © Matt ArtPix
There is a pond just opposite the Lulworth Cove Inn in which there's always a whole bunch of fluffy ducklings - we counted 10 this time. I wonder whether they just plonk them there on purpose! Because of course, they are incredibly popular with the tourists!
Then we went to the wonderful haven that is Monkey World.
This is not a zoo - I can't stand these - but a sanctuary, and the work they do around the world to save badly treated primates is just staggeringly amazing. Let's remember: we share 95% of our DNA with chimps and 97% with Orang-Utans. I think a visit to Monkey World should be compulsory at primary school, because then kids would be familiar with the theory of evolution and understand a bit more where they come from. And they would think a little bit more about our relationship to the natural world and animals. It would be a start! A visit of the site is exhilarating, touching, poignant, hilarious... 65 acres in total!
The hills of Dorset were alive with lambs. I have never seen that many! Maiden Castle was literally covered with them... Did you know they liked racing? Or maybe they were preparing for the Olympics too!
And on our way to visit family in North Devon, we stopped off once again at the lovely Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth to say hello to our friends!
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