Furriously in Love at the Zoo

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If there's one thing I love most in the world (other than family, friends, food. etc), it would be animals. I have a dog that I love to death and the love I have for wild animals is the same as the one I give to my dog. Okay, not so much, but I got to pet a tiger and he was such a babe. I stroked his fur and he made these purr/growl noises that was oh so cute! 

The zoo is quite far from where I live, so we woke up early and headed out of our house at around 10 AM. The trip from Jakarta to Bogor was surprisingly free of traffic and because of it we arrived there at around 11 AM. Instead of going to the zoo straight away, we made a pitstop at this Indonesian/Chinese restaurant that I've visited frequently when I was small and ate brunch, or lunch really cause I ate two hashbrowns before leaving the house (ehehe). Afterwards, the trip from the restaurant to the zoo took us quite awhile because of traffic. After about an hour or so of sitting inside the car, getting bored of each other's company and listening to music from my phone, we finally arrived! Before heading to the safari trek though, I headed out to the restrooms (you do not want to know how many times I peed whilst I was there) and did my business. Trust me, before going on a long journey or doing something exciting inside the car, go the restroom beforehand! I've been traumatized by getting cooped up inside a car for 4 BLOOMIN' HOURS! Horrible experience that I don't want to relive ever again! 

As we passed by all the animals, we were also able to give them food and I do have to say that I have a deep fear for their teeth (specifically zebras, llamas and camels). Also them slobbering all over the car window wasn't pleasant at all. Halfway through the safari, it started pissing it down there in the zoo so we had to hurry a bit but got encounter some gorgeous looking animals such as the lion, tiger and this cute looking animal that reminded me so much of my guinea pigs! 

 
The funnest thing we did inside the park would probably be feeding the elephants. There were four of them roaming around the stage and because we bought two hefty plastics full of carrots, they surrounded my cousin and I! I had so much fun and in one occasion, accidentally touched the inside of its nostril. Needless to say, it was pretty disgusting, very wet and thick in substance (yuck!). They were a bunch of babes though, so I'm okay with that! When we finished feeding them, knowing that we still had half a plastic bag full of carrots, one of the elephants kept on staring at me and whisking its trunk at me, almost like saying, "Give the rest to me, you imbecile!". I didn't of course, because I didn't want to overeat. The outcome of this elephant's trunk whisking away in our direction was how much slobber went to us! Gah! Naughty elephants indeed (but I still love them). 

We also got to encounter pony horses, and they were all so beautiful! I wanted to ride them but wasn't allowed because I weight more than 25 kilos! Used to do it often when I was small. As photographed, they were on their break, eating away some hay, and this guy came to them and started to touch its fur and because of the disturbance that came whilst eating, it tried to kick the guy with its leg on the back! Really love the sound of their clomps along the way. 


Feeding the elephants was the funnest thing that I did. Another thing that I really loved our trip to the zoo was petting a baby tiger. Not gonna lie, I was pretty scared when lining up to take a picture with it, but once I sat down next to the furball and petted its fur, we were both calmed down. His fur was quite rough, but despite that I really loved that he made these purr/growling noises whilst petting him. Another cool encounter was seeing the monkey that's from The Jungle Book movie (the upcoming movie) and I think it was also in Planet of the Apes. A very strange face the creature has, still a ,very cool one to look at! 

Other than that we also rode an elephant and a camel, and it was so much fun! The elephant not so much because the one that my cousin and I were riding decided to stop in the grass and ate, I guess. They stank too! They have ginormous feces that wow, smelled horrendous. Okay TMI, sorry! 

Very thankful that once we entered the attractions, the rain stopped. Otherwise, we would've had to shelter ourselves in the café which sounds lame compared to hanging out with the animals. 

That's the end of it, guys! This particular trip was so much fun, albeit a very tiring and wet one. It was fun because a baby was in tow in this trip and it made me happy that in her age, she got to discover different types of animals! Ps, the zoo's going to have pandas in the upcoming months, how exciting! 

Adieu for now guys! Happy Sunday. :D

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  1. Those baby Elephants are too cute, I remember when one was born in our local Zoo last year I think and everyone rushed to see it and there were updates about him on the news haha! Those snow tigers are just so beautiful too look at. P.s. Did you change your blog or am I imagining things?

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    1. I know right! Too bad we can't pet them. Hahaha, baby elephants are quite rare these days, I think. Oh, I know right, and they had PINK paws! How cute is that?! Ummm, I didn't change anything, hahaha. :P

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  2. It has been a long time since I've last visited the zoo. When I was a kid, I used to enjoy seeing all the animals and now I kinda feel sad about them. Being captured and away from their true nature, of that makes sense. Feeding elephants is the best part.

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    1. I used to go often when I was small too. Don't worry, the one that we have here is like their own habitat! Very spacious and so much greenery.

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  3. Wow these photos are amazing!! I love animals, I'm super jealous of you feeding elephants too!

    Great post, I love the layout of your blog. Being a new blogger I get fascinated at blogs like this, I'll be sure to follow you and look out for new posts to come!!

    I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much, Hayley! :) means a lot to me. Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

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  4. I don't go to the zoo since I was a little girl!
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    1. Hahaha, then you sorta did whilst looking through this post, I guess? :P

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  5. Okay this post made me DIE because I love animals so much, literally every one in this post is adorable <3 I can't believe you got to get so up close with them, that's really rare for zoos over here in the UK but it looks like such a cool experience! xx
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    1. Hahaha :P it's weird to say, but I have a deep sympathy for animals more than humans most of the time. Yes! That's why I love it so much, we got to be up close and personal with them. :)

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  6. I haven't been to the zoo in ages! Looks like you had such a fun time! I'd be really scared to give them food though, you were def brave! haha

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    1. I did, thank you! Hahaha, at first I was quite scared that they were gonna eat my hand but alas that didn't happen, so it's all good! :P

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  7. how cuuute! omg you got sooo close to the tiger! That is so amazing!

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    1. Hahahaha, they are! Yeah, despite getting frightened beforehand it all went well in the end! x

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  8. I just love the zoo ! Great photos !
    xoxo,

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  9. Awww Taman Safari!!! I miss this place :(

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    1. Hahaha, childhood memories banget gak sih? You have to visit when you get back, katanya nanti ada pandas! And thank you for the hat compliment, got it from H&M, so it was a bargain! :)

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  10. I love your pictures ! So amazing !! Also like your blog ;)
    Have a lovely week ! ♥

    Suzanne xx
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    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne! So happy to hear that you enjoy my blog! You have a lovely week too. x

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  11. Wow, amazing place! Hope you had fun (:

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  12. Absolutely love these pictures. I also like going to the zoo as it's just so much fun. Sadly we don't have one here :(

    Love, Kerstin
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    1. Thank you, Kerstin! Yeah, sometimes you just gotta meet wild animals to brighten up your day! Oh that sucks, but I guess when you do go the long wait will be worth it! x

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  13. Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of you right now x

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  14. so many GORGEOUS photos
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  15. OMG, such cute photos! :D <3 I swear I could marry that adorable elephant! <3 x
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    1. Thanks, Helena! Hahaha, I would do, they're super cute. xx

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  16. Dawww those tigers are too cute! I haven't been to the zoo in years! I should go, I love seeing all the animals :)
    xx Annie
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    1. I know! It seems like everyone's not been in the zoo for so long, hahaha! Make a trip for it then! :)

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  17. So beautiful creatures! I love animals and it always makes me sad seeing them trapped at a zoo :(
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    1. They sure are! Don't worry, the zoo, if you could call it that is placed far away from the city and is very large in size. So it's like their own habitat! x

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  18. Wow! What an incredible experience and you captured the moments perfectly! Thanks for sharing. xx, Erin - www.stylebythepeople.com

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  19. The photos are lovely, sounds like you had an amazing time. I always enjoy going to the zoo but I've never been able to feed an elephant before.

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    1. Thank you so much. Feeding elephants is a rare opportunity and was so much fun!

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  20. This reminds me of home (Africa) I haven gone in six years since i came to the US.
    I never went to the zoo but looking at this post makes me want to pet some baby tiger really badly..altough the coward that I am I probably would be too scare.
    this looks so fun and the photography level is amazing!
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    1. Aw, that's a sweet remembrance. Hahaha, don't worry, I was scared out of my mind too! But in the end, it all worked out and I wasn't scared at all. Thank you so much, Ayele!

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  21. so incredible that you got to be so close to these animals and feed them! i love visiting the zoo, especially in other countries. incredible photos by the way =o)

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    1. Yeah, it's pretty cool if you think about it. Thank you!! x

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  22. Loved this post! The photos are great and I love how close you were able to get to some of the animals! I'd love to pet a tiger one day, just need to be brave lol. Thanks so much for sharing!
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    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa! Hahaha, they're pretty friendly actually, the tigers. x

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  23. Looks like such a fun day!!


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    1. Yeah it was. Wish I could go back to it again.

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  24. nice post,the photos are amazing,ohh animals are so cute

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