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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Nisha, 23 Jan 2015.

  1. Nisha

    Nisha Well-Known Member

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    2.0 Emperor Tamarins have arrived from Paignton
     
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  2. TeaLovingDave

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    As the collection is well-established now, I felt that Kirkley Hall merited a true "news thread" rather than posts being made in the thread discussing the opening of the collection some years ago now :p hence my moving the prior post into this new thread.

    The impetus for this action is the very welcome news that Kirkley Hall now holds a pack of 6 Bush Dogs :) their origin is, as yet, unknown to me however.
     
  3. Nisha

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    On Sunday, Chester's group of males had disappeared from their usual exhibit (leaving just the two females in the former Yellow Mongoose enclosure) which could explain the source of this group....
     
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    Kirkley Hall have now confirmed via a comment-reply on Facebook that these individuals came from Chester Zoo :)
     
  5. TriUK

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    Kirkley Hall - looking good!

    I visited back in August and was very surprised by what a good little collection this is. Its low key and family friendly, 'raw' and intimate. Its one of those places where you can walk around and easily miss 3-4 enclosures if you're not careful, but go for a coffee or an explore around the estate, return to the wee zoo and find the Civet awake or a Racoon Dog feeding. Its large lemur exhibit and wetlands aviary are the centre pieces but they've used the space well and its clear the place has education at its heart.

    I wish them luck and prosperity. The North East of England is a desert for zoological collections and this may turn out to be an oasis!
     
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