Dangers of Primates as Pets

My blog this week is in celebration of International Primate Day which is on 1st September. This is an annual event which began in 2005 and celebrated by zoos and charities worldwide. Its purpose is to highlight the wide and diverse group of primates, covering all species from great apes to lesser apes, marmosets to…

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If you have been following the keeper blogs, then I hope you will  remember that we have had a very baby focused year here on the carnivore section at Wingham, with baby otters and baby binturongs (if you missed our earlier baby blogs you can still find out about our little ones early stages by…

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Glorious Gibbons

So this week I’ll be talking about my favourite group of primates, Gibbons. Not only are they a striking animal to look at but they are also unique amongst other primate groups in their genealogy, social structure and behaviour. All these aspects added together make them my favourite primates to have the privilege of working…

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As an animal lover you probably already know about the unique black and white Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), it has captured the hearts of many worldwide, but what about an equally adorable and closely named species the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)? The better known Giant Panda gets a lot of media attention and is the…

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The 19th of January 2019 was a very special day for Wingham Wildlife Park, as it marked the day Elizabeth, our baby chimpanzee, celebrated her first birthday. To commemorate the occasion, I’ve put together this blog to share with you what happens during the first year of a baby chimpanzee’s life, and all the milestones…

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