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Halloween Haunting!

We love autumn - the change of colour of the trees from green to a fantastic bright orange, the bright days with a nip in the air, the warm scarves and big jumpers.

Walking around the zoo, the change in seasons is noticeable, especially in our South America section where there are a high number of big trees looming over the animals' enclosure. This also signals one thing... Halloween is coming! So what are we doing in the zoo?

Flamingo Chicks!

Here at Flamingo Land Zoo we are very proud of all our animals. This summer has seen a baby boom throughout the park – from our capybara litter to both meerkat mobs adding to their families. However, as many may think, the flamingos hold a special place close to our hearts. Here at Flamingo Land we have two different species of flamingos, Chilean and Caribbean. And it is with great pleasure that I announce the birth of flamingo chicks.

The nest of a flamingo is nothing like any other bird's nest. They create mounds in the mud to safeguard their eggs. In the wild, this is very useful as they live in the muddy edges of lakes and tidal areas. With so much water around it is imperative that the eggs and the newborn chicks are kept warm and dry. The parents will come together after an array of dancing that signals the start of the courtship...

Tanzania Forest Restoration

Flamingo Land Resort’s conservation project, the Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP) is carrying out groundbreaking research into forest restoration techniques in the tropical Magombera forest. Like most of Tanzania’s forests, Magombera suffers continued degradation from having an unsustainable amount of its natural resources removed by people in surrounding villages.

Magombera forest is important both to the surrounding villages and wildlife, as it acts as a climate stabiliser and provides much-needed habitat for rare species. There are currently ten villages known to be using the forest for its natural resources, principally fuel and building materials, over time leading to a reduction in size and quality...

 

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