For many visitors Flamingo Land is all about thrilling rides and fun packed holidays, but that’s just part of the story. At the UK’s favourite zoo, Education Officer Amanda Gott and her team are passionate about the learning opportunities this unique environment provides.
In recent years strong bonds have been developed with both Askham Bryan College, one of the UK’s foremost land-based educational facilities, and The University of York. Now, as a result of substantial investment in a dedicated Education Centre and the development of an extensive outreach programme, Flamingo Land are very proud of the wide range of formal and non-formal educational opportunities they provide for schools, visitors and the wider community.
To celebrate Flamingo Land’s long-term involvement in the conservation of tropical forests in Tanzania, this Saturday (July 10th) will see Flamingo Land’s first official “Tanzania Day”. Events on the day will include Tanzanian music, dancing, painting and games.
There will even be an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our African animals and animal artefacts, and to experience Tanzanian culture, from daily living to brightly coloured clothes.
Over the years Flamingo Land has featured in a variety TV shows, but to many the ‘Zoo Vet at Large’ series has been responsible for raising awareness of the Theme Park & Zoo nationwide.
Featuring Matt Brash, our long-serving zoo vet, the programme has seen the man regarded as a James Herriot for the 21st Century deal with a multitude of exotic patients including a depressed iguana, frisky lemurs and a mischievous meerkat… plus many, many more.