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  1. Nisha

    Nisha Well-Known Member

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    A new collection is due to open in Stickney, Lincolnshire this weekend. Ark, Boston Wildlife Park is set on a former farm and currently houses 80 species including various reptiles, a (currently small) crocodile, Meerkats, a Lynx and some domestic farm species. Longer term plans include a Cheetah exhibit

    Sneak peek inside Lincolnshire's newest wildlife park | Lincolnshire Echo
     
  2. Michelle Mintram

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    We are now open guys and would love to have you along. We are home to over 180 animals many of whom are rescues. Please see our website for more info. If you have any feedback do let us know. Ark Wildlife Park, West Fen Lane, Stickney, PE22 8BD
     
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  3. migdog

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    We visited yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed our visit. It's good to see places like giving rescued animals a better life. They have various reptiles and mammals such as lynx, fox, raccoons, gargoyle geckos, caiman and various others.

    The reptile talk was good fun, the owner is a real character and is great with the public.

    Our highlights were the long eared hedgehog that made an appearance after everyone else had left the park (persistence really is key) and meeting Yoda the Kinkajou.

    We'll definitely go back in the future, especially when they receive the corsac foxes :)
     
  4. migdog

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    Ark have received 2 female jaguarundi from a private collection.
     
  5. Sand Cat

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    Somehow I seem to have missed this place existing despite it being fairly close by - thanks to all who have posted about it, definitely one to visit in the future! It sounds like they have some nice things already, especially the foxes, raccoon dogs and jaguarundi. I just hope they can make a success of this, as the Lincolnshire coast seems to be getting quite competitive for small zoos/animal sanctuaries!
     
  6. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

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    It never ceases to amaze me how many zoos are in the UK. Jaguarundis are big plus for cat lovers like me. "From a private collection" - would that be Tim Dalton?

    Edit - I just tried the hotlink on the first post and it is nonfunctioning.
     
  7. migdog

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    I don't believe it was Todd, but I don't know for sure.
     
  8. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    This typo amused me. I'm not sure if the idea of James Bond or Rassilon breeding small cats in their back garden amuses me more. ;)
     
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    Definitely James Bond. Picture the scene; Blofeld with his white Persian, Bond with a Jaguarundi, aggressively stroking their felines at each other.
     
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    Ooops - I meant Todd Dalton.
     
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  12. DaveW

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    We had an enjoyable, if somewhat brief trip a few weeks ago.

    We were the only visitors that day (like two of the other three zoos we visited the same weekend) which meant that we could see all animals that the Wildlife Park had.

    It also made the reptile meet and greet much more hands on and I got to hold a blue tongued skink which is something I’ve never done before!

    The park is quite small but well worth a visit, not only because of the collection but also because of the work the team there are doing to help rescued animals.
     
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