Well guess what! I hand fed a tiger called Katinka and had my hand licked by a leopard called Lisa.
It was yet another fantastic experience. i got so close to her and fed her a small 'snack' of chicken legs. whilst i was croutching down next to her she looked so cute and cuddly but then she growled and jumped up at the cage standing way above me - not so cute any more!
I fed her another chicken leg while she was standing up at the fence towering above me. I was in awe of being so close to such a beautiful creature. Seeing her size so close was amazing. Aparantly their sense of smell is so great if I went there again to feed her she would remember me - even if it wasn't for years!!! amazing
I then met a leopard who licked my hand through the bars. I fed her a chicken leg and the keeper advised that I shouldn't let her lick me again now in case she got confused and as I am keen on my fingers I didn't!
In the afternoon myself and the boys went into the lemur enclosure and hand fed them grapes. They climbed onto you and were really soft and gentle.
I had never been to Linton zoo before and even though it is small it was a lovely place. The animals are well cared for and everyone there was really friendly.
love jackie xxx