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Published on Thursday, December 28th, 2006 at 9:28 pm

On what must have been the hottest day this holiday, we went to the Cango Wildlife Park in Oudtshoorn. Joining us were Richard’s family from Australia, Karen and Ryan and Tracy and Michael.

We started with a guided walk through the crocodile section of the park. They were all just chilling out in the heat not doing very much but the size of them was amazing! There was also a section where they were raising the baby crocs that still looked all cute.

In addition to crocs and baby crocs there were also hippos, otters and other creatures.

The second half of the walk was through the big cats enclosures.

We walked on a wooden walkway suspended above the enclosures and got a good look at the lions, cheetahs and tigers.

The only enclosures that the guide went into were those of the baby cheetahs, the young lions and the tiger pictured here.

After the guided walks we stopped for some much needed juice and lunch.

The rest of the afternoon we spent walking around the other enclosures. Here we went to look at the meercats. Followed by a trip into the snake room.

Although I didn’t get a good picture of it, there was a beautiful specimin of a puffadder there. I am sure glad we didn’t mess with the one we found on the otter trail!

These birds were enjoying the fine, sprayed mist that is pumped into their enclosure, the noise was almost deafening.

Then lastly we checked out the wallaby hutch.

They didn’t want to take the food from Richard and we assume it’s because they just *know* about his relation to the Infamous Wallaby Killer…

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