As we're nearing the end of 2012 I thought it was time to re-cap collections visited, species seen, personal highlights and anything else that you've experienced zoo-related. I've visited a paltry 8 collections but have clocked up about 16 or so visits this year which isn't really comparable to others on here. I don't keep species lists or records and I'm not one for photography but I'm interested in hearing about others lists. Personal highlights were Living Coasts (Wow!) and the dholes arriving at WMSP as they were a complete surprise until reported on here. Lows were missing out on Bristol during a visit to the city as we ran out of time, the no-show tomistoma at Paignton and having to pay to visit Sea Life Birmingham! Another note, this is the second consecutive year that I haven't visited Twycross after being a regular since I was a child. I honestly don't mind not going as it is decidedly stale. I can't see myself visiting next year or the year after that either... Collections I visited this year :- Birmingham Sea Life Centre (x 1) Birmingham Nature Centre (x lots) Dudley Zoo (x 2) Cotswold Wildlife Park (1 very rushed visit) West Midlands Safari Park (x 2) Living Coasts (x 1) Paignton (x 1) Drayton Manor (x 1) Can't wait to hear from some of you guys!