Saturday we took a trip to the zoo Nordens Ark, the Ark of the North. The zoo is dedicated to preserve endangered species both wild and domesticated. At the shores of Åbyfjorden they hold a variety of wild animals large and small. Most famous for the large tigers and snow leopard. The zoo holds large areas for the animals so you’re not guaranteed to see them.
At my visit the tigers and leopards decided to sleep hidden from us, but the smaller Pallas Cat gladly posed for us. The Pallas Cat (Otocolobus manul) normally lives in Central Asia in cold areas with little snow. They weigh between 2,5 up to 4,5 kilos and become 45 to 65 centimetres long. The tail is between 20 to 30 centimetres. With its thick fur and short legs, large amount of snow will hinder it when hunting.
More cool animals will come so be sure to check in during the week. Want to find out more about Nordens Ark and their excellent work? Go to https://en.nordensark.se/ there is an English version. Ha de Gött!