Zoological Gardens has always been a favourite destination for me as a kid. Why do I say as a kid? In my adulthood too, I made many plans to visit the zoo. But unfortunately, none could materialise. We planned and then cancelled the date. And thus it kept on postponing till the day we stopped planning. But Arth Goldau happened to us by chance. So let me take you to this zoo trip along with me. I hope you will sure enjoy it.
This post will mostly be pictorial. Just a few words added to describe my experience in a zoo outside our country. Arth Goldau Tierpark is a Nature Park and zoo, which is a home to many European species, mostly wild and a few domestic.
In my previous post on Lucerne, I did narrate the incident that led us to this Nature Park. So my long time plan to visit the zoo in my native place materialised here in a surprising way.
On reaching the Arth Goldau train station we followed the pug marks. Pug Marks? No worries. Not the real ones :). Just a printed sign on the roads leading the visitors to the beautiful nature park.
A straight road and a little walk on a stretch of about 400 metres and we were straight in the queue for the tickets. The visitors were mostly locals accompanied by children.
The huge area of the park comprises of rocky uneven woodlands. There are also large water bodies for the numerous variety of aquatic bird species. This was the most interesting spot of the whole trip.
It was a clear windy day. I would say the perfect time to visit zoos. The strong gust of winds was making strange noises within the trees. At times shrill whistling sound got us confused to think of some bird’s call.
We dedicated most of the time near the water bodies getting thrilled to see such huge varieties of swans, geese and other aquatic birds.
A photographer dad accompanied by his son also chose the water bodies to be their favourite destination. The kid was feeding the birds while the father took the opportunity to get the best of the bird’s shots.
Most of the crowd was busy in feeding the friendly Deer. Their big beautiful eyes were seeking food pellets. But we sadly had none. As we did not carry any animal feed. Nor could we operate the pellets vending machine stationed nearby to get some.
The owl’s enclosure was another favourite spot. The cuddly owl couple was hiding within the thick branches. Even after a long wait, they did not come out of their love nest. While the Eurasian Eagle Owl family stayed calm on a high surface.
Then there was the large compound encircled for the Red Fox. A furry adorable fox was the centre of all attraction. Although looks are deceptive. There were a net fencing and another rope fencing around it along with safety instruction to keep the crowd away and safe.
Beside it stood the tall wooden watch tower. The tower was fully covered but the strong gust of wind was having its impact. The tower shook like that during an earthquake. But reaching the top gave the best panoramic view.
The large lake on either side all surrounded by lofty mountain ranges. The railway bridge by the lake, a beautifully located church within the locality and the picturesque landscape gave us the best moment to cherish.
After all this beautiful experience we decided to find our way out of the park. This was a bit confusing as the sign boards and the maps were all written in German. But we did find out way out and enjoyed our zoo trip a lot.
Tierpark Arth Goldau at a glance, with travel information.
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Thanks Daniel 🙂