Pickle, the gibbon, is one of the biggest characters at the park and is one of the animals which our regular visitors will look out for and ask the keepers how she is and what she’s been up to.  Recently Pickle has moved enclosures to be right next to her family to allow us to start the process…

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I recently returned from the United States where I participated in a court hearing about the chimpanzee export from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center to the Wingham Wildlife Park (WWP). This post focuses on that hearing and next steps, inaccuracies some are saying and reporting about the chimpanzee donation and our park, and more…

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Today is Endangered Species Day, a chance to raise awareness and educate about the plight of many of the world’s species that are at risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is responsible for the classification of species and their status, the most at risk being on the IUCN RedList….

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For many people becoming a zoo keeper would be a dream job, but how do you become a zoo keeper? For myself I was very lucky, I don’t have a degree in an animal related course and at the time I didn’t have any animal qualifications, but I did have experience with reptiles and some…

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