Here at Flamingo Land we do have creatures that are all shapes and sizes. One of our more scary and hairy residents is our Chilean Rose Tarantula with the lovely name - Talula. She is 13 years old and has been with us for almost her entire life and here at the zoo she can live up to 20 years!
The 22nd September every year is World Rhino Day. It is a day to raise awareness on all 5 species of rhinoceros and the threats they face in the wild. There are 2 African species including the white and black rhino, along with 3 Asian species including the Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhino.
You may remember last year we announced the arrival of a baby vicuna (Vicugna vicugna), also known as a cria. At the time of writing the sex of the cria was unknown but a little while later the infant was sexed as a female and she was named Valerie. Born on 15th September 2016 it means Valerie has just celebrated her 1st birthday!