Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Safari Northampton

So I was recently wondering around Northampton and it seemed ever so slightly empty as the animals have gone.  Over the summer Northampton had a Safari, throughout the town there were giraffes, gorillas, rhinos, elephants, lions and (my favourite) hippos.  The animals were dotted around the town centre.  The larger animals had been created by artists, while the smaller ones were decorated by local schools. 

There was also a very special hippo which was just a blackboard surface which had small pots of chalk so whoever walked by could just draw or write on it.  I loved that everytime you walked by it would be different. 

However the animals from this years safari have gone,  as the lions from two years ago did.  At least they have gone for a good cause or three as they are currently being auctionned off.  Maybe one or two may return like this lion (and two others) did from 2010...

...personally I would quite like the blackboard hippo to return, with this guy watching over him...

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