Summertime fun at Claws & Paws!

As the weather continues to cool down, I have started to put together some photo books of our summer. One particular photo book includes photos from our trips to Claws & Paws Wild Animal Park.

We were lucky enough to have a season pass for our whole family. It was definitely money well-spent.

I hope you enjoy our photos!!!

Lucy’s first time feeding the Lories.

Lucy feeding the Lories

The Gibbs Family meets Blue. Blue likes guys…especially their ears.

Daddy & Blue

dDaddy and Blue

Just call him the bird man.

Shaun and the Lories

By the end of the summer, Lucy finally gained the courage to hold the Lories on her arm.

Lucy holding the Lories

I think he was smiling at me.

Off to turtle town. Even though we are hanging out with tortoises. Lucy enjoyed getting up-close and personal.

So many different animals to see.




This is Mr. Big. Not too bad shooting through scratched up glass using manual focus.

Mr. Big

Two photos I almost missed. I am just as interested in Lucy’s curiosity for the animals as I am the animals. Claws & Paws has been such a learning experience for her.

Checking things out

I often get them confused. But, I think this is George. The staff also calls him Chubbs. Again, through scratched glass. But, he was nice enough to stop for a moment.


Some very low-light photos. Here is a marmoset.


And a snake.


A type of lizard, I believe.


Lucy’s buddy. The river otter.

River otter

And of course….my buddy… Twiga the giraffe. Twiga is 18 years-old now. Such a sweet and loveable giraffe. Twiga even lets me pet his nose from time to time. Such a docile giant. We love him!



We spend a lot of time with Twiga.



Until next year. I hope you enjoyed our photos!

Lucy and daddy