With Christmas just around the corner (how did that happen?), we’re all probably thinking about what presents we still need to buy for our loved ones. Or, what food needs to be bought and what we could buy for our pets at home? Unless you’re one of those people who are already prepared by September…

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Vital Venoms Week 

When you think of animals and venoms, your first thought is probably snakes. You wouldn’t be wrong! There are around 600 species of venomous snakes with about 200 being able to seriously hurt or even kill humans. We don’t hold any of these snakes at Wingham anymore. However, we do still have our venomous lizards,…

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As we prepare to celebrate the upcoming World Lizard Day, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer holidays. Whether you are off school and enjoying the break, going on holiday, or just enjoying the warm weather that we’ve been having. This blog is going to give you a brief update on the lizards that have…

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You may be wondering what we feed our leaf eating (browse) animals during our winter months when there are much fewer leaves available for them to eat. Well, the answer is browse silage, but what is it?  First there are a few questions to ask, beginning with; What is a browse feeder?  Within the animal…

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And no, I’m not talking about the supermarket. Iceland is home to a population of around 370,00 people. Most of whom live in the capital city of Reykjavík which is located on the southern left-hand side of this beautiful volcanic island. If you haven’t been to Iceland before, it should most certainly be on everyone’s…

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Our Valentines

It’s Valentines and the week of love! What better way is there to celebrate everything romantic than to look at some of our favorite couples at the park? Mammals You can’t speak about Matt without mentioning his greatest loves, Nando and Kathleen. Our loved-up pair of Lowland Tapirs. Even though Nando has now been castrated…

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The animal kingdom has an amazing variety of animals, each with its own specialised adaptations for life. One subject that is very fascinating is how different species reproduce. Here at Wingham we have a few different methods of reproduction which our animals use. But firstly, let’s look at those different methods. According to the biologist,…

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