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Shepreth Wildlife Park Paul & Lynsey's Zoo Tour 2015 - #3 Shepreth Wildlife Park

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by migdog, 27 May 2015.

  1. migdog

    migdog Well-Known Member

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    Our third stop on our tour took us to Shepreth Wildlife Park, near Roytson.

    Another small zoo, but a great one at that with some amazing animals. On arrival to the left you are greeted by the two red pandas and the coatis; all were very active all day. We saw the coatis and the raccoon being weighed which was interesting to watch, and there were some great feeds and talks which helped to make this into a full fun filled day: The otters were being trained, and it was amazing to see the tigers hunting out the food that had been hidden.

    There is a good nocturnal house here, where you walk down a small corridor with the the bats fly freely around you, before walking into a small room with the Pygmy Slow Loris' on show if you're lucky enough to spot them.

    On site there is also a Hedgehog Hospital, where volunteers look after hedgehogs that have been brought in that need attention. The volunteers came out and gave a talk so we got to meet a couple of the hedgehogs which was nice.

    Here they have a decent array of animals: Tigers, Lynx, Lemurs, Cusimanse, Vervet monkeys.

    For the first time on the tour the Gopro met with some hostile reception from some of the animals, in particular the monkeys and the Scottish Wildcats; they weren't happy at all!

    We didn't take part in an experience here as we thought they were a bit too expensive compared to other zoos.

    Highlights: Watching the tigers hunt out their food, the armadillo playing in the dirt, the free flying bats.

    Lowlights: The cost of the experiences, the empty Mountain Lion cage.

    Entry was a fair £11.95, the same price as Hamerton. Well worth a visit and you can make a day out of it by going to the feeds and talks.

    If you want any more info, or want to give feedback please feel free to reply.