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.
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.
Kent- based Conservation Charity and Wildlife Park the Wildwood Trust, based in Herne, is celebrating some big wins after receiving Nationally recognised Zoo awards.
The Trust, which was the only recipient in the South East outside London, was presented with three Bronze awards by BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) at their recent national conference held at Marwell Zoo.
It's a very rare thing to have everybody agreeing on anything, but for what we believe may be the first time in history, every single weather agency is in agreement that a heatwave is due to blast Kent over the coming week. So how, you may ask, do wildlife parks make sure that their animals do not overheat in the sweltering temperatures? We can't speak for all parks, but our very own Peter Smith will be talking live to Radio Kent at 7.30am this coming Monday 15th August about the lengths that the team at Wildwood go to in order to make sure that our animals are kept cool.
In emotional and touching scenes at Wildwood Trust yesterday, our two brown bears became the best of friends. In an essential but extremely risky operation, which has been over a year in the making, has resulted in these two wonderful bears coming together for the first time. The moments have been captured and can be seen on photo and video.
Wildwood Trust, the British wildlife park and conservation charity came to the rescue this week to help a terror-stricken father face his ultimate fear in order to raise money for his disabled daughter.