This past Friday, Angela & I spent the evening with the animals, at the last of 2013’s ZSL Zoo Lates events. Every Friday night in June and July, Zoo Lates gives us adults the chance to be a big kid after-hours; seeing the inhabitants in a new light is accompanied by an International Street Food Festival, an array of pop-up bars, cabaret & comedy, a Silent Disco and more.
Adding to the fun atmosphere, visitors were also encouraged to get into the spirit by donning a costume, mask or face painting. The number of people in alligator and penguin onesies was impressive to say the least.
The Zoo has a wide range of exhibits from Zebra & Warthogs, Lions & Gorillas to the somewhat iconic Giraffes that gathered much adoration. There’s also a whole series of tropical species, nocturnal animals and insects, as well as the penguin beach.
If you love the sound of an animaltastic evening, keep an eye out for next year’s events. Also check out sites like LastMinute or Groupon for special deals.