The Anonymous Widower

The Tigers Are Growing Up

I went to te Zoo Late last night.

The tiger cubs are getting a lot bigger.

They are two males and one female.

June 6, 2014 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

Melati And Her Cubs

This is a library of all the pictures that I took today, that are worth uploading.

If you think these are bad, then you ought to see the ones I discarded.


April 2, 2014 Posted by | World | , | 5 Comments

Like Mother Like Cub

London Zoo’s tiger cubs were a bit reluctant to show themselves. But I did get this picture of their mother, who is called Melati.

Sumatran Tiger Melati

Sumatran Tiger Melati

Then one of the cubs decided to imitate his or her mother.

Like Mother Like Cub

Like Mother Like Cub

I have published some more pictures.



April 2, 2014 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

Tiger Shooting In North London

I went tiger hunting in North London yesterday and only got this picture of a magnificent male, who looks like he’s eaten all the cream.

Tiger Shooting In North London

Tiger Shooting In North London

I was actually looking for a mother and three cubs, but despite the good weather, they decided to stay in their den. According to London Zoo, they are free to emerge as they choose into the enclosure.

April 2, 2014 Posted by | World | , | 1 Comment

London Zoo On A Cold And Wet Day

Logic would say that you don’t go to the zoo on a cold, wet and miserable day.

But I’ve just returned from such a trip to a far from empty London Zoo.

A couple of people I met, said that they always went, often with kids on Christmas Eve.

I’ll certainly go again! Even if I did have to go to Carluccio’s afterwards for a warming cup of tea and a nourishing cake.

One advantage of being a Friend of the Zoo, as I am, is that you can get in through a gate that is much closer to the 274 bus stop from Islington.

December 24, 2013 Posted by | World | , | 2 Comments

Gorillas In The Cold And Rain

Even the gorillas were braving the weather.

It just shows what a lot of softies we’ve become! Although, I will admit one or two did prefer to be inside in the warm.

December 24, 2013 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Tigers Must Be Tougher Than We Are!

I popped into the Tiger Territory at the zoo and was half expecting to find that the tigers were fast asleep in the warm somewhere!

But as the pictures show, at least the male tiger; Jae Jae, was showing himself off.

But we mustn’t forget that tigers aren’t averse to water and have regularly been seen in snow in Siberia in wildlife programmes.

On the other hand, these are Sumatran tigers, more used to sun and rain than snow!

It was also rather pleasing to see that there were quite a few visitors. Many seemed to be from overseas.  I actually talked to some Germans, Ecuadorians and Chinese, who’d come to London for Christmas.

December 24, 2013 Posted by | World | , , | 2 Comments

Some Lively Colobus Monkeys

London Zoo has a group of black and white colobus monkeys.

The weather seemed to have no effect on them. Although, when I took the pictures, there does seem to be blue sky above.

December 24, 2013 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

The Penguins Were Being Penguins

What else is there to say about London Zoo’s mainly home-bred show-offs?

Even with the temperature in single-figures they weren’t bothered.

December 24, 2013 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

My Seventh Christmas Alone

I thought that it can’t be, but it is!  I could rewrite this post from 2010, but that would be boring.

I am struggling to get to the football on Boxing Day and except for lunch tomorrow, I’ve got very little planned.

And surprise, surprise, the television is crap and of course there’s no live sport.

This afternoon, I’m going to see my friends in the penguin pool at London Zoo.  At least they’re loving this weather.

December 24, 2013 Posted by | Sport | , , | 2 Comments