Trying again to get the blog started with a little new high Tech software meaning I can do them from different tablets etc.
First things first, yuo will notice a slight change to the website with our new Twitter feed section being placed on the home page all done by our amazing web man Craig Sansam a genious in the making, take a look and see what you think….WAIT not yet!!! wait till youve read the blog first 🙂
Okay what we been up to?
Things growing day by day here at the zoo both for the parrots and the animals:
Parrots first….naturally 🙂
We have started taking birds in for 2014 and we have quite a list to get through. Quarantines was emtpy awaiting the deluge, this list is way to long to go through but already unusual ones turning up, a couple of relatively rare amazons already through the doors with more to follow.
The captive parrot conservation program is well under way, and we can already see that this is going to be a very exiting venture, the geneology side of things means creating family trees and the results will make facinating reading for anyone with the slightest interest in parrots, info will be published as soon as we can.
The new Walkthrough is as expected amazingly successful, people just love it and fortunatley we have made it future proof so shouild offer years of fun for both parrots and people.
A new special needs centre has been designed and will be commencing shortly offering all of our geriatric and disabled patients a whole new world of comfort with even more visitor / parrot interaction.
The African greys have had a further extention added which gives them extra room, no that they need it but just in case 🙂
Blue fronts and Orange wings have had an overhaul offering more protection from the elements along with the addition of a little more hiding spaces.
The new macaw house and feeding system is so good we are implementing this design to all our enclosures, this is by far the best thing we have done for many a year.
Other birds and Animals:
Stanley and Pardew our Paradise cranes have moved to their new enclosure and are loving it, we did however have to cut her leg ring off, when moving her we noticed that it wouldnt be long before it was too tight so we decided to remove it and it was by the far the best decision.
Liam and Vinnie have just finished the otter enclosure and it looks superb, very natural and very large spanning approx 900 square meters or a little shy of a quarter of an acre, theres a number of hides and a good size natural pool, invited a couple of zoo inspectors down to check it out before moving the animals in and they said it was amazing…..always nice to hear.
We have a new little chap arriving on Tuesday to which I shall wait before showing him to you 🙂 (just a little teaser, but you can guess if you want.)
Till the next one 🙂