We had decided to take a short break at Warners Holiday hotel, situated in Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight. Primarily to take part in some indoor bowls, but we also like ballroom or sequence dancing, and this type of short break appealed to us enormously. Finding ourselves at a loose end one morning we decided to use our bus passes to take a trip to Ryde, then on to the Seaview Wildlife park.
At the entrance to the park there is a kiosk that sells bird food, which enables one to hand feed the bird and animal life. I would strongly recommend this, as there is nothing quite like having friendly wild life eating out of your hand.
Feeding time for the penguins
These are Humboldt penguins from Peru and Chile, and sadly they are now an endangered species due to habitat disturbance, and human exploitation.
When we visited, the number of Wallabies in residence, included three pure white albinos, this is not such a rare event when they are in captivity, but albino Wallabies do not survive in the wild. The albinos require special care, and protection from the sun is essential. All of the wallabies were very friendly and obviously used to being hand fed by strangers.