Because I had such a good time 5 years ago, I decided to go back to Taiping Zoo last week to shoot an episode of MagSeven. This time the angle was more about the zookeepers. I spent 3 days there and had a great time being around lovely creatures.
We had the chance to go behind the scenes...where the animals are kept and cared for. We got to go really close to them too. The animals, like lions and tigers, take turns to be released at the open-concept display for half a day everyday. That's because some of them just can't get along with each other.
While I was there, a lion cub caught my attention.
I think it's about 1-2 months old and totally adorable! And then I was given the chance to hold it! I was so excited!
And get this..there were more than one! In fact, there were 4 lion cubs all together.
Those are my crew trying to get a hang of carrying the cub. They don't bite but their claws are quite sharp.
In a few months time there will be no way of carrying them this way anymore.
Photo opportunity aside, part of our shoot includes sedating a tiger with skin problem. The doctor took samples of the skin at the hospital for biopsy.
The veterinarian, Dr. Choy, seemed quite young. We got to talking and found out he is my age. After further chit chat, we discovered that we went to the same secondary school for 5 years!
He knows people I know and vise versa. But we didn't know each other. That shows how 'popular' I was at school, ei? Hehe! I was the quiet, timid one who went under the radar.
Anyway, before we left, get this..each one of us were given a cute little rabbit to bring home! I got a long-haired male.
And he is yet to be named. Any suggestions? :)
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