What works for carnivores For many of our animals, their sense of smell is very important in their wild state. Many use urine to mark their territory and let others of their species know they are ready to breed. Prey will unwillingly leave a scent trail as they move and blood will lead our predators…

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This blog will be focusing on our beautiful boy Loki, our handsome male jaguar. Jaguars are the third largest big cat in the world, after tigers and lions. These incredibly powerful animals were worshipped as gods. They are also a symbol of intelligence, beauty and strength, and we can see why! These stunning animals are…

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With record breaking temperatures last week some of you may be wondering how we help to keep our animals comfortable during the summer. Well, keeping cool can be a lot of fun and our keepers use a variety of methods to make sure our animals don’t get hot and bothered. With animals native to locations…

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Enrichment

You may have heard zoos talking about enrichment for their animals but what does it mean? Enrichment is providing animals with different things to improve their environment based around their natural instincts and behaviours. As zoo keepers we want to stimulate the animals to get them to think about and enjoy their environment. We want…

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