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Conservationists are celebrating as the first ever baby chough chick is born at the Wildwood Trust conservation centre.  Expert conservationists at the Canterbury based charity say this is the first ever chough to be born in Kent in at least 150 years. Lost to Kent for centuries, the magnificent chough, which adorns the Canterbury City's coat of arms and civic regalia, can once again be seen back in the county synonymous with this wonderful bird.

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Welcome to the April edition of our monthly newsletter. In this issue we're reporting on a couple of births at the park, the building of an exciting new addition to the play park and congratulating one of our trustees on receiving a prestigious award. If you wish to know more about any of our stories or The Wildwood Trust in general, then please feel free to email us at info@wildwoodtrust.org
Thanks for reading and your continued support. We'll see you again in May!

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One young boy's dream came true at 11am on Friday 24th March, when Theo Curtiss-Sperring got to release the Wildwood bears back into their huge outdoor enclosure after a long winter hibernation.

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After a few months in semi-hibernation, our bears are now fully awake! They will be let into their large enclosure at 11am on Friday 24th March and you can win the chance to reintroduce them back into their woodland playground.
All visitors entering Wildwood before 10.45 on this Friday morning will be given a free raffle ticket. The winning ticket will be announced at the bear enclosure at 11am and the winner will be pulling the sliding doors and releasing the bears! Our bear bridge will also be opening for the summer and, as always, gives wonderful views over the whole of the wooded area.
Come down and help us welcome our bears to 2017...it'll be a great day!

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It's that time of the month again when we let you know what's been happening at the Wildwood Trust and what we have planned for the near future. We have lots of exciting events at the park during Easter, Spring news, an avian update and some upcoming fundraising events that you can get involved in.
It's been a busy month. We have had a visit from the Lord Mayor of Canterbury to welcome our new choughs to the park, we've had six new wolves arrive at our Escot park and they're settling in well, our hibernating animals have woken up and the bears are close to being moved into their large enclosure. Read below to find out more!
If you want to find out more about any of the happenings at Wildwood, then please get in touch and thank you for your continued support!

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Mike Dilger investigates the British Grass Snake & how it glides through the water. 

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Wildwood Trust's Annual Report for 2015/2016, covering both our Kent and Devon sites, is now available to view. Just click on this link.

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It's that time of the month again when we let you know what's been happening at the Wildwood Trust and what we have planned for the near future. We have lots of exciting events at the park during half-term, new research initiatives and partnerships, a new aquarium and some upcoming fundraising events that you can get involved in.

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Welcome to 2017 and may we wish you all a prosperous and healthy New Year! With the start of another year, we wanted to take this opportunity to review our favourite happenings at Wildwood Kent and Wildwood Devon in 2016, and also look forward to what is shaping up to be a fantastic 2017. We'll be focussing on the animals of course, but also letting you know some of our staff's personal highlights as well as a taster of what's happening as the year goes on.
Thank you all for your continued support!

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The more intrepid members of our Wildwood team recently spent a long and exhausting day at Stodmarsh moving four of our female Konik horses into a new winter friendly compartment of the nature reserve.

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