One of my love is the heavy horse. A gentle giant that has given its all to man over the ages whether it be on the battlefield as a War Horse or toiling in the fields, ploughing and pulling heavy loads.
I also love needle felting and what better way than to marry the two. I have been experimenting with armatures and found they are really good with larger projects. So at my WI craft afternoon yesterday I decided to make a Shire horse.
He has been nicknamed 'Shaun' as a friend of mine thought I was making a sheep. Ha ha.
The photograph doesn't do the finished animal justice as you can't see his black mane very well.
Originally known as the Parrot Zoo, a haven for parrots of all size and colour. Then along came the Meerkats, Reindeer, Otter and Tapir, but last spring new arrivals Dehra with her 3 young cubs, Baseera, Sahjiba and Lajuka changed the Parrot Zoo forever.
These beautiful Bengal Tigers are magnificent. The cubs have grown yet are still as playful as kittens.
The enclosure allowed you to be a whisker away from them looking through thickened glass windows. The sun shone and they bathed in the warm, while Baseera bathed in the water. A new larger enclosure is in the making and we look forward to returning.