We’re at the start of a very exciting time of development in our foot safari. For those visiting us over the next few months you’ll see signs of the changes that are afoot. Last year we created a brand new road layout as you come into the safari park and it will have been hard to miss Eliza the giraffe, who has made her home on one of our roundabouts (don’t worry about road safety – she’s a statue!). We’ve also introduced our wolves Maria and Morena to Wolf Country, a place where you can stop and see this elusive animal, and venture into the woods for a new adventure. And we began work our brand new Tiger Trail!
Over the next few months you’re going to be seeing lots of changes in the foot safari. Our tigers will be moving into their brand new purpose built habitat that will give visitors the chance to see them up close in a brand new way. The area around our bush dogs will be getting a makeover. You’ll start to see new plants blooming across the safari as our horticulturist gets to work. And will also be starting planning on creating an African Savannah which will be home to a tower of Giraffe, Scimitar- Horned Oryx and Blesbok – there will be lots to look forward to for our guests!
Whilst we are busy working on all of these exciting new developments some of our animals will need to be moved from their current homes so we can undertake the building work. Our herd of elephants have made the move to France to a new home in ZooParc de Beauval in the summer of 2017 to participate in the European Breeding Programme and with the added benefit of getting away from all the noise and disruption too. Plans are underway for a brand new state of the art elephant facility and we’ll be posting updates about this here on our website.
We will be keeping all of our guests well informed about all the exciting things going on at the park so make sure you head back to this page regularly to see the latest updates and sign up for our newsletter to hear things first.