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Blackbrook Zoo (Closed) species list June 2015

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by bongorob, 21 Jun 2015.

  1. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    Visited today accompanied by AgileGibbon, Javan_Rhino and Zoogiraffe.

    The first exhibit is the walk-in aviary, previously the pink aviary, housing
    Greater Rhea (Rhea americana), Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), domestic Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) .and Waldrapp Ibis (Geronticus eremita).

    In the old wader aviary adjacent to the closed tropical house are Asian Small-clawed Otters (Aonyx cinerea) although we did not see any on our visit.

    The rest of the public area of the park is across the footpath which runs through the grounds.

    the first exhibit is the pair of Negros Warty Pigs (Sus cebifrons negrinus) in one of the old waterfowl enclosures.

    Slender-tailed Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are in the original enclosure, which is to be converted into a walk-through exhibit by extending into the old warty pig area.

    The Sulcata or African Spurred Tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata) are where they used to be.

    The penguin pool has been refurbished and looks very good. It has also been extended to include the waterfowl aviary next door and is now the largest pnguin enclosure in the U.K. The Humboldt's Penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) share their habitat with Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) and Patagonian Mara (Dolichotus patagonum).

    One paddock from the old crane area has been retained and houses a pair of White-naped Crane (Grus vipio).

    The rest of the site open to the public comprises of two walk-through enclosures, the first housing Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogrisea) and the second lemurs, Black and White Ruffed (Varecia varecia), Ring-tailed (Lemur catta), a male White-fronted (Eulemur albifrons) and two female hybrid Brown (Eulemur fulvus).

    The south section of the park is not yet open to the public.
     
  2. Brum

    Brum Well-Known Member

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    Sounds thrilling... ;)
     
  3. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    Blackbrook....

    That's SEVEN species of bird then. And one of them domestic. There's more than that in my back garden (including one bird that actually came from the 'old' Blackbrook).