Here at Flamingo Land we are very proud of our zoo, and we hope you enjoy it just as much as we do. But who is responsible for how great the place looks? Our keepers of course!
In our ungulates section of the zoo, it was time for celebration as one of our Common Hippopotamus’ (Hippopotamus amphibious), Ernie, turned 14 on the 4th of August! Ernie was born here at the zoo as his mother Betty came to Flamingo Land pregnant over a decade ago. He currently lives with his Auntie Godzilla who is 19 years old. This is still relatively young for hippos as they can live up to around 30-50 years!
It’s that time of year again where a lot of our penguins are staying in their nests to look after their eggs and newly hatched chicks. This breeding season occurs twice a year and our Humboldt penguins will have just one mating partner.