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West Midland Safari and Leisure Park West Midlands Safari 2018

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by JoeDK14, 31 May 2018.

  1. JoeDK14

    JoeDK14 Well-Known Member

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    Visited Yesterday.
    Was extremely busy and full of children.
    Everything showed well to be honest and we tried our best to determine how many of each carnivorous species they had on show.
    1:10-White Lions
    3:8-African Lion
    5-dhole
    2-Sumatran Tiger
    5-White Tigers
    4-Cheetah
    It was impossible to actually count the number of African painted dogs as the pack looks to now be well over 20.
    Few Questions Now:
    Does anyone know if they plan to upgrade the Hippo enclosures because there doesn’t seem to be any grazing land for them.
    Like wise is there any plans in place for a new elephant house.
    The pride of white lions seems to be getting bigger and bigger so is it likely they will be moved on or is it likely no one else will take them.
    Finally are the white lions and tigers still breeding or has that been stopped now.
    Thanks
     
  2. BeakerUK

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    I am sure I read a while back that they are planning to build an improved elephant enclosure, but that locals were objecting.
     
  3. JoeDK14

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    The thing is that they could maybe house a bull if they were to build anew house
     
  4. Azubaa

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    They have stopped breeding the white tigers as I was told by a keeper last week, but I’m unsure about the white lions.
     
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  5. Abarai

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    There haven't been any white lions bred there for at least 8, maybe 10, years. Same with the tigers.
     
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  6. Nisha

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    A Grevy's Zebra was born overnight - a first breeding for the park
     
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    A second Grévy's zebra has arrived!
    First-time mum, Montana, gave birth to her little boy in the early hours of Sunday morning...
     
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  8. Azubaa

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    Went today, and as usual saw everything the Safari has to offer, apart from the following:
    •Sambar deer
    •Asian Water Buffalo
    •Congo/Forest Buffalo
    •Ostrich

    Do they still keep these species?,thanks.
     
  9. BeakerUK

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    Are the Asian water buffalo the ones near the exit of the safari, in an enclosure on the left hand side?
     
  10. Animallover1998

    Animallover1998 Well-Known Member

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    That's the Cape buffaloes which are in that paddock, the Water buffalo are in the same paddock which has the Indian rhinos.
     
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  11. Brum

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    I visited a couple of months ago and this is what I recall :-

    Didn't notice any, think they be down to one or maybe none.

    About 5 or 6, hanging around by the pool in the Asian reserve.

    A few in the main reserve, not sure of numbers but definitely more than 5.

    Down by the rhino and giraffe houses, in a small separate paddock. I only saw one female but there may have been more as you couldn't get a decent view of the whole enclosure.

    Did you see the mouflon and yak (Not sure if the latter are still there?) outside of the fence along the Asian reserve? Last visit I saw a fair few mouflon, I thought they only had a couple so it was a nice surprise.
     
  12. Azubaa

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    Thanks, I did notice a yak, although no mouflon sadly, wasn’t aware they held them.
    Not many places in the UK hold sambars anymore, which is a shame though.
     
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  14. The Hedgehog

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    Hi Zoochatters!

    It's The Hedgehog here

    Does anyone know what West Midlands Safari Park plan to do with their elephants. Will anymore elephants arrive, will they enclosure be extended or will West Midlands get rid of thier elephants I hope they don't elephants are amazing creatures!

    Kind regards

    The Hedgehog
     
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    The adorable rhino calf is the third southern white rhino born at the Park in the last three years! He was born in the early hours of 25th September to second-time mum, Ailsa, and was on his feet after around an hour...

     
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