Our white rhinos have been under close watch over recent months. In order to ensure their wellbeing, we monitored them and their behaviour before, during and after the construction of our brand new ride, Pterodactyl.
Visitors to the park are in for an extra thrill here at Flamingo Land with our brand new ride, Pterodactyl. On this thrilling, high altitude, swooping ride you can get a great view of the Lost Kingdom (if you can keep your eyes open). You are able to see the tall necks of the giraffes, the grazing zebras, the remarkable dinosaur-like ostriches and the rumbling rhinos. It is these white rhinos that were under close scrutiny over the last few months, with research being carried out on them and their behaviour before, during and after the construction of the new ride. As Pterodactyl is close to the rhino quarters, zoo staff wanted to ensure that the new thrill was not affecting their behaviour.
After much speculation, Flamingo Land Resort’s latest ride opened just a few weeks ago.
Instantly becoming a real must for extreme ride fans everywhere, Pterodactyl doesn’t just close on its sister tower ride, Cliff Hanger, at a height of 151 feet, but also combines its high altitude thrills with the soaring, swooping motion of Wave Swinger.
Walking around Flamingo Land Zoo it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. An endangered rhino, a critically endangered giraffe, an endangered lemur, an extinct in the wild scimitar-horned oryx and a near threatened penguin. So is there hope? The answer of course is yes!
This week’s news headlines told about the first ever captive UK hatched spoon-billed sandpipers. These birds are critically endangered with only 100 breeding pairs left in the wild, so any new hatchlings are extremely exciting! So what now? With any breeding programme, the ultimate aim is to release animals back into the wild where they belong.