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The Wild Place Wild Place Project News 2019

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Clunes, 5 Feb 2019.

  1. Clunes

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    It’s been a while since there was any news out of Wild Place. Any updates, especially on what might be replacing the Wolves in their current enclosure?
     
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    Pretty sure that the old Wolf paddock is basically the ending of Bear Wood and that this is the paddock where the Wolverines will be in, as you walk down the hill into Bear wood from this way, you'll then come to the Lynx on your right before the Bears and then the wolves which will be in the first wooded section after the Gelada.

    On the opposite side will be a large wooded section, which I believe will be a rotated Brown Bear and Wolf paddock, with tunnel access from each of the smaller paddocks with housing they have, so you'll be able to either see them in the paddocks by their housing or in the larger wooded paddock.

    There was talk at one stage of Red Deer or Elk but that doesn't appear to have transpired.
     
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    The only other news to mention is that weavers (Ploceus melanocephalus I believe) have joined the dik dik etc.
     
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    68 Weavers in total. Quite a sizeable colony!
     
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    There is a very low res, blurred PDF on their website showing a map of the new exhibit but when I enlarge it to see the labels on the paddocks, it becomes unreadable. Anyone got a hi-res version? It’s a huge development.
     
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    I think the paddocks (outlined yellow) clockwise from the top are
    • shared bear and wolf? maybe alternating
    • wolf
    • bear
    • lynx
    • wolverine
     
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    Correct
     
  13. Clunes

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    A teaser regarding Bear Wood was posted on social media today saying an announcement is imminent. Bear Wood was always due to open in July so I would assume it I s now built and the Bears are getting used to their surroundings before the visitors are let in. Anyone have any more details?
     
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    The Bristol Post website has got a little more information on the new Bear Wood exhibit including details on the bears themselves. I'm pleasantly surprised that it suggests there will be 4 bears, 3 of which are male and one female. The article also suggests there will be 2 Lynx and 2 Wolverine so quite a good increase in their mammal collection.

    A link to the article is below: First look inside Bear Wood at Wild Place Project
     
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    2 bears are 1yr old and 2 are 2yrs old. Anyone know where they are from?
     
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    Sverige!
     
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    Where else are Bears and Wolves held in the same enclosure in captivity? Is this a first?
     
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    The Omaha Zoo has done it with black bears and wolves at their North American-themed safari park.
     
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    Quite a few places do. To name a few off the top of my head: Woburn, Pairi Daiza, Ouwehands, and Dierenrijk all exhibit them together. (Pairi go so far as to mix two species of bear with one of their groups of wolves...)