Flamingo Land is pleased to announce the birth of yet another baby!
A male scimitar-horned oryx was born five weeks ago in the zoo. He has been born into our collection of six females, which should be being joined by a new breeding male shortly. The young oryx will stay with his mum and rely on her for about the first 14 weeks of his life.
With over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, new arrivals are a familiar attraction at Flamingo Land.
However, our baby Hamadryas baboons have achieved superstar status, drawing masses of interest from visitors of all ages. Born between April and July, the five infants - who are yet to be named - rapidly became an integral part of our existing baboon family.
Flamingo Land is currently renovating the old mangabey and bat house into our new Indian Rhino exhibit. The building has been extended and improved, and fixtures are now being fitted to accommodate our new residents.
The Rhino should be arriving towards the end of the summer or early autumn. This will be an exciting time for all our zoo staff and the visitors to the park too. Although we already have White Rhino at Flamingo Land, the Indian Rhino will be kept in a completely separate enclosure to them.