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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 4 Jun 2012.

  1. kiang

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    Never been there but nice to know that they can expand and develop. It's hard to imagine an animal attraction without penguins these days! I would have thought penguins and meerkats are must-sees for many zoo visitors.

    Also interesting to know that they expect 8 new jobs to be created by adding one new exhibit! Perhaps there is hope for animal management students like me who want to work in zoos :p
     
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    £500,000 for a new penguin pool?

    Sounds very expensive to me?!
     
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    Not really, when you consider: architects fees, materials, builders, filtration systems (they're not cheap).

    Personally, although I've never visited, I think this place seems to be developing quite nicely at a steady pace and seems to have a nice mix of species.
     
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    I suppose so! The sort of enclosures that I generally think about, are big cats and so on, which are generally pretty cheap to house, just fencing for enclosure and a house.

    Still seems like a huge amount of money for a small park, but good luck to them!
     
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    I'm not sure what its visitor figures are but I'm pretty sure that you would find it gets more visitors,than its neighbour Manor House Wildlife Park,I visited the 2 about 7 years ago and Folly Farm had by far the greater number of visitors and by far the better collection!
     
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    1.1 miniature donkeys recently born, and named Dora and Dixie.. :)
     
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    There's a saying 'a sheep's worst enemy is another sheep'(because of diseases). I guess you could say 'A Zoo's worst enemy is another Zoo' at least when its closeby- as in this case. The two places must work against each other a bit in competition for the available customers.
     
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    7.0 Squirrel Monkey have arrived from Colchester. Now on show near the Ocelots
     
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    The enclosure that previously housed capuchins/armadillos was empty when I visited last month so I guess this is where they are going , it is next to the ocelot .
     
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    capuchins and armadillos elsewhere in the zoo?
     
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    Armadillos in an indoor exhibit with common marmoset and douroucouli , no sign of brown capuchins .
     
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    @Bele, quite like the sound of that indoor exhibit!

    Curio remains the whereabouts of the capuchins.
     
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    Male South American tapir Shawn and his two sons Cavalo and Jerremiah have moved to Knowsley . Five offspring were produced with female Sommer . Their daughters Ligea and yarah remain at Folly Farm .
    Twin ring-tailed lemurs ahve been born .
    The 16 newly-arrived Humboldt'd penguins came from collections in France , Germany and Cornwall . The new Penguin enclosure is due to open in May .
     
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    Penguin Coast opens on 25th May.
     
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