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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER


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IT’S ALL HAPPENING DOWN AT THE PARK! KEEPER NOTES FROM THE WILDLIFE PARK


2019 has seen some fantastic new arrivals to the Wildlife Park including two Zebra foals, a Ring-Tailed Lemur, and a Mara. A new mate, Koji arrived for our Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Amber. They have been getting on extremely well and showing signs of mating behaviour. We will just have to wait and see!


conservation all over the World. The abundance of native wildlife is a celebration of what we have achieved on the whole Estate.


Belted Galloway calves Soay lambs


volunteer several


recording interesting day flower


revealed species


Ringtailed Lemur with pup


The exotic wildlife is not the only thing that is thriving. Our native breeds on the farm have also been producing offspring. Bagot Goat kids were born in the spring along with Soay lambs to increase the herd. Two Belted Galloway calves arrived earlier in the year and our Tamworth sow has recently had another seven piglets.


including orchids. Three Barn Owl chicks fledged in the last week of August from the box we put up in the Dutch Barn. The


Swallows Mara pup with adults


The hay meadows grew fantastically in the spring and looked stunning. Butterflies and invertebrates appeared to be doing well. A


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that nest every year in our stables have been back again, many with two successful broods. This


year, we noticed more Kingfishers


on both the river and on the Flamingo pond. The Bassenthwaite Ospreys have been spotted quite a few times circling overhead.


The new arrivals at the Wildlife Park are so important to help us raise awareness about


Richard Robinson, Park Manager and the Team Find out more at www.lakedistrictwildlifepark.com


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In October half-term, we will again be holding our annual Cumbria Wildlife Week in celebration of the diversity of wildlife that we have in Cumbria. Last year was a great success working with partner organisations including the Hedgehog Society, the RSPB, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, West Cumbria Rivers Trust, Plant Life and Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. The aim of the week is to enthuse and educate anyone who is interested in learning more about the amazing wildlife that we have on our


doorstep. If you do come along, why not take a peek at some of our more exotic animals too?


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10 minutes drive from


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HALF TERM FUN &


ACTIVITIES!


OCTOBER


NEW!


Animal Themed ADVENTURE


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