Sir Roger Gale MP for North Thanet has lent a helping hand today feeding the rescued bears and Lynx at Wildwood Trust. Sir Roger has been a helper at Wildwood for over 20 years giving advice on setting up the charity and even emergency help at the Brambles wildlife park which Wildwood grew out of. Sir Roger came to Wildwood this week to learn more about our charitable aims of rewilding Britain and our forthcoming appeal to build a ground breaking residential rewilding education centre.
Wildwood Trust is celebrating the birth of more dormice this week after a successful reintroduction earlier this month to a secret site in Warwickshire. Recent reports show the dormouse to be one of Britain’s rarest mammals and could be threatened with extinction as numbers have plummeted by 70% in the last 20 years.
- Amazing images of Wildwood’s rare Red Squirrel babies have been captured, marking a huge boost to save this rare species and help return them across the UK.
- Red Squirrels were wiped out in most of England and Wales, but a new collaborative effort has seen the first serious project for their reintroduction to the mainland.
- Wildwood Trust has helped repopulate The North Wales Island of Anglesey with Red Squirrels over the last 12 years, but as the native reds recolonise the mainland, Wildwood is now providing Red Squirrels to give support to their expansion and ensure their spread throughout the U.K.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and your continued support. We'll see you again in May!
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!