Hello Newbies

With the news in January of us having to close our sister site, Sandwich Wildlife Park I wanted to give you an update on the new residents who have moved over to now call Wingham Wildlife Park their home. BIRDS We have had a move around with some of our penguins and have been joined…

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Mandrills, obviously… They are the largest and one of the most colourful monkeys in the world. But why are they so colourful? It is the male Mandrills that can develop the bright blues, purples and reds on their faces and backsides. These colours indicate a more dominate male within the troop. The brighter the colour,…

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World Lizard Day

This week’s blog is in celebration of lizards. Those 4 (but sometimes no) legged reptiles come in all different shapes and sizes. From the smallest, the Jaragua Lizard measuring in length 16mm, to the largest lizard in the world, the Komodo Dragon, growing to lengths of up to 3m. That’s 1,875 times bigger. Lizards can…

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On the 9th July 2020 the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) released a news article about the completed revision of African primate’s assessments and their conservation status. This sadly included the news that almost a third of lemur species are now critically endangered and on the cusp of becoming extinct. Lemurs are only…

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Charles Darwin Day

I’m celebrating Charles Darwin Day in this blog, which happens to be the 12th of February- Charles Darwin’s birthday (12th February 1809). The day, the godfather of evolution was born is definitely a day to reflect on what he taught us about ourselves and the natural world. The Theory of Evolution Darwin’s book, “The Origin…

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