Join our zoo community

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park Future expansion

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by cawtey7, 31 May 2015.

  1. cawtey7

    cawtey7 Member

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    8
    Location:
    grimsby
    Visited this park today and was very impressed with what they have there in terms of the enclosures etc , the keeper talks were good and informative . Just wondered if anyone else has been here or knows what they have in mind for the future .
     
  2. Big Rob

    Big Rob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    127
    Location:
    Gainsborough,Lincs,UK
    As you can see from all the photo's in the gallery, I had a lovely day there last august but haven't been back since. Hope they have got the hastily erected wolf enclosure finished off by now. And have they put a bit more in the way of enrichment for the tigers in their enclosure?
     
  3. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    62
    Location:
    UK
    Went today and enjoyed my visit.

    Enclosures seemed good and spacious.

    Baby otter born 2 months ago which looked cute
     
  4. migdog

    migdog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 May 2015
    Posts:
    233
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Me and my wife Lynsey were there yesterday too, as part of our zoo tour. We took part in the Tiger and Predator Experience, it was worth every penny, we got to feed both Tigers, and the Lynx as well as walk in with the white wolves and fly a Harris Hawk. The keeper told us they are looking to expand and would like to bring in another "big animal"; his preference was Snow Leopards. We had a great day, although the zoo is small, the day went quick if you incorporate all the feeds and shows, it was good to see a Kinkajou for the first time.
     
    Last edited: 20 Jul 2015
  5. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    6,521
    Location:
    Middlewich,Cheshire U.K
    Are you sure it was a Harrier Hawk that you flew as that would be pretty special?

    As I suspect its more likely to be a Harris Hawk as they are every where!
     
  6. migdog

    migdog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 May 2015
    Posts:
    233
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Good spot! Haven't flown one of those....yet! :)
     
  7. Big Rob

    Big Rob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    127
    Location:
    Gainsborough,Lincs,UK
    I hope they have stopped people constantly feeding the otters with meal-worms. When I attended last year all the poor otters did all day was stand infront of the window area closest to the entrance and call and wait for food. Cant be a very healthy and balanced diet.:(
    I suppose the same could be said for the meerkats,the other animals that are permitted to be fed with afore mentioned meal-worms,but probably a lot closer to their natural diet than that of an Asian short-clawed otter.
     
  8. cawtey7

    cawtey7 Member

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    8
    Location:
    grimsby
    Has anyone been to Woodside recently just wondered if anyone had any information for future plans
     
  9. cawtey7

    cawtey7 Member

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    8
    Location:
    grimsby
    Anyone know of any future plans here
     
  10. banham.tiger

    banham.tiger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2013
    Posts:
    382
    Location:
    essex
    I believe there is talk of another big cat. Probably snow leopards.
     
  11. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    6,191
    Location:
    Argyllshire
  12. Quincey

    Quincey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2015
    Posts:
    200
    Location:
    Scotland
    The park appears to be looking for suggestions as to what they might keep in the Joseph Banks Conservatory:

    ***CHOOSE OUR NEW ANIMALS***

    What a giant meccano set!!!
    Visits over the last three days to Banham Zoo, Chester Zoo and London Zoo to help formulate a species plan for the new "endeavour " project.

    What birds, animals and reptiles would you like to see in there?