720x325-BannerI think it’s safe to say that everyone on the Mum’s the Word household is an animal lover. Obviously, we have our faithful old pooch, Chuck, who I’ve written about umpteen times, who’s our favourite creature in the whole world, but each of us has a distinct favourite animal aside from our old boy.

Sausage’s favourite animals are cats, any type of cats, but if she were pushed to narrow it down, she’d probably say a lynx. Amazingly, The Lynx Trust is in talks with the Scottish Government to reintroduce lynxes to the wild up there, so Sausage may well be able to see them in the flesh, on home turf in the very near future!

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Burrito Baby is a huge fan of what she calls a “Wo-Wo” (that’s a dog to you and I) and will happily proclaim every four legged creature she sees to be one. She’s obviously a huge fan of our Wo-Wo, but does get a little spooked by how loud his bark can be!

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I think Husband would probably say the honey badger is his favourite creature. They’re SUPER tough, taking on lions and winning on a regular basis, despite their short stature, and there’s something about their bolshy-yet-irreverent attitude that I can totally see the appeal of.

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For me, it’s a close call. Chameleons are a huge love of mine, and I’d absolutely love to have one as a pet. However, if I were to put a point on my absolute favourite animal, I’d have to say it would be a lorikeet. These beautiful, colourful birds are so gregarious and friendly and are an absolute delight to be around. We’ve been to several attractions which have lorikeet enclosures, where you can go in and feed the birds by hand from a cup of nectar, and it might sound daft to a non-animal person, but the first time I fed them was one of my treasured life experiences.

Made some new friends today.

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Do you have a favourite animal? Well, if you make a video and share it, you could be in with a chance of winning VIP prizes across Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park, including a bespoke safari experience, the chance to play animal keeper and passports for you and the family. The Aspinall Foundation has launched the Animals Rock! competition and want you to make a clip of 60-seconds or less and post it to either the Port Lympne Reserve or Howletts Wild Animal Park Facebook page. The contest will be judged by none other than Paul O’Grady himself – WE LOVE PAUL!

So, if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes, make a video and get yourself over there to upload it.