Jubilee and Queenie, our baby Bactrian camels, are leading our celebrations today as we join the nation in celebrating 70 years of the Queen’s reign. Visit our bunting-clad farm barn and castle courtyard as we’ll be having entertainment running throughout the day, including Dippy the clown, patriotic face painting, arts and crafts and animal encounters … Continue reading Jubilee celebrations!
Delilah, the young Bactrian camel, proved to be the perfect patient when our veterinary team were called in to treat a facial abscess. Keepers noticed the swelling appear on her cheek and after careful monitoring, vet Peter Stewart decided to drain the lump, which involved sedating the one-year-old ungulate. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: … Continue reading Delilah’s a perfect patient
A scent-sational birthday breakfast was served up to our handsome seven year-old Sumatran tiger Joao this morning. To celebrate his big day, keepers used some heart-shaped hose reel enrichment, which they’d left in used giraffe bedding overnight and stuffed it full of his favourite meaty chunks before hanging it from the outdoor climbing frame for … Continue reading Scent-sational birthday breakfast!
All three family members shared a celebration snack as our youngest Bactrian camel turned three today. And the youngster (pictured in the centre), who was hand fed by keepers for the first three weeks after birth, has grown up fast as she’s already taller than her mum, Jimandi. Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis, pictured feeding Fergie … Continue reading Family feast for Fergie
Today is World Camel Day so we’re asking you to get the hump – and pin it on the camel as part of our weekend celebrations. ‘Pin the hump on the camel’ is one of the fun games on our information stand which will be outside the camel enclosure all weekend and there’s chance to … Continue reading Camel capers
There are birthday celebrations down on the farm as our Bactrian camel, Fergie, turns two today! And Trainee Keeper, Amy Paddock, was on hand to dish out some special breakfast treats for her favourite birthday girl this morning, including carrots and dates, plus her daily camel feed mix in the shape of a number two! … Continue reading Fergie’s birthday breakfast treats!
Our Bactrian camel family were in the spotlight on Saturday as they helped us raise awareness and funds for their critically endangered wild counterparts. As part of our World Camel Day celebrations we raised £357.50 for The Wild Camel Protection Foundation, a UK based charity which works to protect the wild species and its habitat. … Continue reading Funds for camels
It’s World Camel Day and our three Bactrians, Charles, Jimandi and Fergie will be playing a key role in helping us raise awareness of the critically endangered wild camel. … Continue reading Celebrating camels