The last few weeks have not been easy for Chris and I. His Cluster Headaches have been worse than ever so he's in pain much of the time and to make things worse his Aunt Barbara is dying of cancer. We went to visit her in Wrexham hospital which was very hard, especially since Chris is so close to his aunty, but we were very glad that we did because she is such a lovely person.
With very little more we could do for either Barbara or the rest of the family, we decided to cheer ourselves up a little by calling in on some old friends at Chester Zoo. I was a keeper there over the summers of 1999 and 2000. The first year I was a rhino keeper and the second year a giraffe keeper.
The zoo is looking fabulous and many of the animals have amazing new enclosures since I was there. One of the highlights for me was finding these two...
Manyara and Kitani were aged just 2 and 3 when I worked at the zoo. Kitani was a very stroppy youngster as she has just been weaned and Manyara was still with mum. Look at them now! They have a lovely big paddock and are looking great.