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Sad Day as Hearts the Hyacinth Dies

Its never easy when you suffer a death at any place, but when its one of the special ones and it more than that, it could have been unavoidable, it makes the occurrence that little bit harder to cope with. ‘Hearts’ our Hyacinth was only very young and was just ready to experience the best that life could give 🙁 and the fact that Hearts had only been with us for 6 months really does make it even worse. Although the keeper that saw her alive last said she looked full of life and was so shocked, she just couldn’t get to grips, that just an hour later we would find the poor thing slumped over, lifeless. We tried everything in our power but it was not meant to be, now the zoo will feel a little empty for the next few days as we try to get over the poor blighter.


We don’t want to upset you but you need to know just how water can be dangerous, you can however see Hearts by clicking HERE.

Phew Just Missed….

So sad to hear of everyone’s weather problems, we have been really lucky just getting the wind, no rain or snow…the wind obviously makes everything that little bit colder and the this brings on complaints from builders but, they are big strapping lads….or does that mean FAT….sorry Chris, and they can cope with the cold. The CPCP is looking brilliant and as long as the wind doesnt blow down the walls before they have time to set, then we should be on to the next stage by early next week. Pete and Nat have now created the new path connection to the zoo expansion meaning you will have to follow a different route shortly, this will lead to the new Tortoise enclosure then on to the new Education Suite which is presently being cladded by Vin and is looking very rustic, although the ground has suffered I am sure we can get it to recover rather quickly. What else is happening? Well we have a couple of intellects from the USA working with 2 separate groups of parrots, one with Greater Vasas and the other with macaws so that should be interesting and looking forward to their work commencing and see how the old birds get on. Then we have the new Meerkat extension that just needs timber to the walls and they are allowed in, although there is a large Fort type building going in there, a little like the one shown in the old tv program BRANDED, can anyone remember it or is it just me as no one here does?

All the birds are doing fine and the weathers causing no problems for them at all, the new macaw building, oh yes, that will be finished at some point 😉

Right like it or not i have to go back out in the wind so off for a warm drink then out i go

Missing Blogs

Very sorry about the lack of blogs over the past few days, been ever so busy with development and meetings, sorting the future of the sanctuary out, big big meetings so you can imagine, I am now totally drained mentally, please keep funny comments to yourselves 🙂 (more…)

Bleeding Hand!!!

The knees only just healing, down to one dressing change per day and what do i do? Sliced my finger rather roughly with a brand new saw, as you know we have a ‘No sympathy’ rule here, so the first thing that happened when they heard the sickly noises leaving my lungs was run up with their phones saying, lets look, something for Twitter. There was quite a lot of blood and even more laughter, i will show you the better picture (not so gruesome): (more…)

Electric Bills Arrived

Just like everyone else, well most people anyway, we have quarterly bills come through the door to cover water, oil and Electricity to which we have a number of accounts due to the size of the place, this mornings post just like most mornings, was full of bills to be paid but one stood out from the rest, (more…)