Crocodiles and Tortoises: La Vanille Nature Park

What a fabulous place, a tropical hideaway. Even if you’re not interested in animals, you’ll enjoy the rainforest ambience, the walking trails through the lush fog of trees, and the music from various exotic bird calls.

La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius is home to some very old tortoises and various other animals, including farm animals.

Meet Octa the Iguana, he jumped down off his perch to say hello – very sociable chap. His skin felt smooth, yet cobbled. He looked me up and down intently while I took pictures of him, clearly not phased by camera attention.

Apparently Iguanas have become the new modern pet – surely they’ll be lacking in Vitamin D cooped up in people’s homes, they’re team tropical!

Eye contact!

There seemed to be hundreds of giant tortoises roaming or snoozing around the place, I didn’t realise how big they are – they’re huge!!!! What an…

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