Tigers at Tayto Park, Ireland

@JudyEv (96294)
Bunbury, Australia
June 11, 2017 3:36pm CST
A day or two ago we visited Tayto Park in County Meath, Ireland. This is a great park for families with a number of rides available. Vin and I went mainly to see the animals as there are a few exotic animals there as well as a petting zoo with lots of cute lambs and goats. There were also ten or so Bennett’s wallabies including an albino one so we got a bit homesick seeing those. Mostly the cages were large and well set out although the secretary bird had a very small ‘office’ and walked the fence the whole time we were there. However the two tigers were quite active and we were able to get several nice photos of them. Vince had the best one of the two of them so I’ll put this up here.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 Jun
I love County Meath but we didn't go to Tayto Park, we did go to Kells and enjoyed that. I hope your trips is going well, sounds like it is. Happy to hear about your adventures.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
There are so many lovely places here. I'm hoping we'll get back to Kells for a better look around.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jun
@JudyEv There is a lighthouse folly which is rather unusual and of course the abbey which is a ruin.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@BelleStarr Kells might have to wait now till we get back from France. I read about the lighthouse folly.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jun
I like going to the zoo. It is nice to hear that the animals have a good living environment in Toyto Park. The animals need more space so that they will feel happy.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
Most zoos seem to be better managed than they once were. I hate to see animals walking the fences of their cages.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun
@JudyEv Today people pay more attention to the animals' rights.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@youless That is true and it is good that they do.
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• United States
12 Jun
Oh tigers are such beautiful animals! Hope all your trip is as nice as this place!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
The big cats always impress me with their size too. There was also a cougar on display but he was hiding in his grotto and I couldn't get a decent photo of him.
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• United States
15 Jun
@JudyEv They are truly magnificent.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Jun
Well I never..tigers in Ireland Judy. Look at them in the lovely green and water.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
It wasn't particularly warm but one was having quite a soak.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Jun
@JudyEv Amazing to me Judy.
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@jaboUK (49988)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
That's a good photo and it looks as if they have a nice enclosure.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
The enclosure was impressive with a shallow pond and plenty of vegetation. Even so, I noticed they were treading the same paths round the area.
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@nanette64 (13015)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 Jun
I love Tigers @JudyEv and wouldn't mind having one; however, my 'regular' 13 cats probably would be its lunch.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
And I don't think a tiger would settle for sleeping on the end of the bed either!!
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@nanette64 (13015)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Jun
@JudyEv Good thing I have a queen-sized bed.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@nanette64 Oh well, in that case, you'd be fine.
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@LadyDuck (118014)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
The tigers seem to have a quite big space. I hate to see animals in small cages in the zoos.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
Most zoos seem to be doing better in that regard now. I think Vienna Zoo was about the worst we saw as regards size of cages, etc.
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@LadyDuck (118014)
• Switzerland
13 Jun
@JudyEv I have not visited Vienna Zoo. We have always been to Vienna in winter and it is very cold.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@LadyDuck It is more an old style zoo with quite small cages. The pandas are a great attraction of course.
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@moffittjc (34299)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Jun
Those are some nice kitties! Wouldn't it be fun to have a few of those as pets?
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
I wouldn't want one. He might want all the bed. I can't see him settling for sleeping on the foot of the bed.
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@moffittjc (34299)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jun
@JudyEv But you would have something large, warm and soft to cuddle with!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@moffittjc That's true - as long as he didn't want a late-night snack!
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@silvermist (15683)
• India
12 Jun
A real nice photo.It does not feel like they are in a park and in captivity.Hope we will be seeing more of those photos.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
We are taking lots of photos but mostly we don't have good internet service so I can only post occasionally.
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@silvermist (15683)
• India
13 Jun
@JudyEv Post whenever you can.Any unique dishes you had a chance to taste?
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@silvermist There was a marvellous dessert menu in the hotel where we were trying to access the internet but I didn't have any. Mostly we're trying to cook our own food and save money. The bread here is nicer than that at home. We'll have a few meals out when we're in France I'm sure.
@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
12 Jun
Oh my. Look at those big cats. They are wonderful
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
They are very impressive aren't they?
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@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
13 Jun
@JudyEv They are really impressive. I wonder how some people keep those as pets though?
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@Nawsheen I guess they're like cats, only bigger.
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@IreneVincent (15143)
• United States
24 Jun
Tigers are definitely my favorite of all animals. Nice photo. Have you ever visited the BlackJaguarWhiteTiger web site? I love to see all their big cats that they rescue and all the little babies too.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun
I haven't seen that website but I'll be sure to visit it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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• United States
25 Jun
@JudyEv I think you will enjoy that web site. I have it up on Instagram and they post new photos every day. I always look forward to seeing the big cats and their babies. They show all sorts of other animals too.
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@MarymargII (8196)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jun
They are unpredictable predators but when you see them in play, you could be fooled for a while- great pic!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
They do look like big cats, don't they? But then you suddenly notice how big their paws are!
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• Toronto, Ontario
15 Jun
@JudyEv Oh yes! Scary!
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@Gabugs (1790)
• United States
12 Jun
The picture is perfect @JudyEv Thanks for sharing. I am sure you enjoyed the visit and marveled at God's creations. The tigers look so majestic!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
They are certainly to be marvelled at, aren't they?
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@Gabugs (1790)
• United States
13 Jun
@JudyEv Indeed yes! It reaffirms our faith in God.
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@manikarnika (2008)
• India
12 Jun
Yeah...That's really great to hear.Hope you enjoyed well.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
Thanks. We're enjoying our time here although the weather could be better. But it's okay really.
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• India
13 Jun
@JudyEv you're welcome.Have fun in forthcoming days too.Enjoy
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@just4him (88755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun
That's a beautiful photo of the tigers. Maybe the 'secretary bird' was making certain everyone stayed in line - not getting out of hand - as she walked the fence watching everyone.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
That could be. I'll put up a photo of her later. They are quite unusual looking.
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@just4him (88755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jun
@JudyEv I look forward to seeing it.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21253)
• United States
18 Jun
The tigers look so magnificent.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun
They do, don't they? And their paws are huge.
@HazySue (16541)
• United States
15 Jun
That is a beautiful picture. When we go to places like this the animals are what draws us there.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun
We are well past wanting to go on all the rides but I was keen to see the animals.
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@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
15 Jun
Great photo and I'm glad they have a big cage. I enjoy visiting the zoo; specially the petting zoo to pet all the animals.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun
Petting zoos are very popular aren't they?
@Freelanzer (6392)
• Canada
12 Jun
Seems like those tigers are having a lot of fun. I prefer to see that than when animals are pacing inside a fence
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
Most zoos seem to be more aware of better enclosures, etc, now. Vienna Zoo was probably one of the worst for small enclosures.
@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
12 Jun
Lovely - but I dont do Zoo's . . . they break my heart
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
I can understand that and the poor secretary bird didn't look a bit happy.
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