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  1. garyjp

    garyjp Well-Known Member

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    A bit of harmless fun but instead of a New years resolution how about a Zoo year resolution where we undertake a commitment of visiting a zoo/safari park that we haven't visited before and is at least two counties away from where we live .Obviously once task is complete a photo of completed challenge needs to be submitted

    For me I am going to put forward two Longleat & Banham
     
  2. Johnny Morris.

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    Folly Farm.
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

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    The latter part is more or less every single visit to a zoo for me :p
     
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    still think you need to commit to one
     
  5. pipaluk

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    I'll go for Dudley.
    I am due to finally make my first visit there next month though, so that's cheating a bit I guess.
    Wild Place on the same weekend will be another first hopefully.
    If I pick somewhere I have no definite plans for then it has to be Yorkshire Wildlife Park
     
  6. TeaLovingDave

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    I'm going to be doing several zoos in Germany and Austria in April, and a few in the West Midlands next month; satisfied? :p
     
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    One I haven't made definite plans for yet, but do-able - Bristol
    In the process of planning - a few German collections
    A complete wildcard - Royal Artis
     
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    We are planning to go back to cologne for "part 2" and do Dortmund, ZOOM and dusseldorf aquazoo when the aquazoo has reopened
     
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    Are you allowed before you've finished your "homework" of writing up last years German visits? :D;)
     
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    Good choices!
     
  11. garyjp

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    yes bit of a trump card:eek:
     
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    With a bit of luck, I will get that finished in time - nearly finished the write-up for the first day I did Zoo Berlin, and the second day reports for Zoo and Tierpark will be pretty short, so the only long stretch remaining is Leipzig.
     
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    Excellent, I look forward to reading them, especially since I'm hoping to do two days at the Tierpark in late April.
     
  14. adrian1963

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    I already have plans to visit for the first time

    Bristol
    Cotswold Falconry Centre
    Yorkshire Wildlife Park
     
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    One or two I haven't planned for but I'm sure I can do easily this year is wild woods or wingham... Prob a good hour and half away but with wingham I may have to add RSCC onto the end of the day!
     
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    I want to see bear cubs, any flavour but don't know where would be closest/easiest to see some. As far as I'm aware, the only possible breeding bears in England are at Chester?
     
  17. Shorts

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    Sorry to sound cynical but you might struggle with this aim (I'd be delighted to be proved wrong):

    1. The last bears to breed in the UK was accidental, I believe,and was Brown Bears at Blair Drummond about three years ago. The pair have now been separated;
    2. Before that you're going a long way back in time, way over ten years;
    3. Despite increasing numbers of UK collections holding bears in the last few years, apart from Blair Drummond, there have been no cubs;
    4. A number of collections holding bears don't have breeding pairs;
    5. In conclusion, absurd as it may seem, the Pandas at Edinburgh might be the best bet for a UK breeding of a bear species in 2015 -geographically, some places on the continent may be closer and/or easier to reach.
     
  18. littleRedPanda

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    That's what I feared, so i'll start saving now :)
     
  19. pipaluk

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    Apart from the Pandas, Colchester might be a possibility.