From 30th May until 5th June, Flamingo Land Resort will be teaming up with zoos throughout the UK to support the British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA) ‘Love Your Zoo’ Week.
This national programme of events has been designed to encourage people to visit their local zoo, creating a better understanding of BIAZA’s work and inspiring conservation of our natural world.
To kick off this great event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Zoo vet, Matt Brash, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Monday 30th May. Author and TV celebrity, Matt and his team have looked after our collection for many years and will provide visitors with a unique perspective on the animal world!
As part of Flamingo Land’s ongoing commitment to protecting endangered species, in late 2008 the zoo team began to discuss the potential for breeding Sumatran tigers. Driven by the ongoing decline of these beautiful creatures in the wild, further investigation resulted in the foundations of a long-term plan.
Now, as the culmination of over twenty-four months of research, planning and habitat creation, Tuesday 2nd September saw the arrival of Bawa, a two-year-old male Sumatran tiger, weighing in at a healthy 109 kilos. Just a few days later, Surya, a 17-month-old female, joined Flamingo Land’s newest arrival and both are now settling in well.
After almost 24 months, incorporating extensive research, plus a colossal amount of planning, building and sheer hard work, this week sees Flamingo Land’s elusive Humboldt Penguins making a welcome return to public life.
Although a spectacular launch of the Theme Park & Zoo’s latest attraction, Penguin Coast, had been planned for Summer 2010, the focus on creating a truly compatible environment has tempered the project’s development.