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10.30am – Time for a refreshment in Dino Diner. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult). Kate Atkinson, Senior Carnivore Keeper, said, “All of the cubs have grown in confidence over the past year and it’s been great to observe them as they mature and develop. Baby animals of Hartley’s size have to be monitored by keepers, so will not be on show until he’s a lot bigger. There will be some extra heads to count this year too, following the success of animal births in 2018. She said, “We are so proud of the young adults that our students are becoming. He is a very special addition to the Asian rhino House, and we look forward to watching him develop, and maybe go on to produce his own little rhinos in the future!”. The pups are lucky enough to have lots of ‘aunties and uncles’ who bring them food, play with them and look after them. Keepers filled the eggs with bits of meat and placed them in the big cats’ enclosures, ready for their very own Easter egg hunt! West Midlands Safari Park has announced it will be reopening it's gates following the national lockdown. The courses are run in partnership with Kidderminster College and BMET who complete the programme of study with extra English, maths, digital skills and pastoral care. This also fits with the Park’s naming practice that every animal born in 2019, must start with the letter ‘H’. The total number of animals is yet to be confirmed, but as there are over 120 different species at the Park, the figure is likely to be over 800 animals. The Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase unless agreed otherwise by WMSP. Meeting, feeding and looking after our meerkats and lemurs, Ride wristband to use in the Adventure Theme Park, Meeting, feeding and looking after our Indian rhino. Eight luxury ‘Safari Lodges’ will be integrated into the newly-updated animal habitats. Stairs lead to an upstairs bedroom which overlooks the elephants’ brand-new habitat, providing fantastic views as the sun sets. To oversee and drive the development forward, Chris Kelly has joined the Park’s management team, as Accommodation and Venues Director. Deputy Head Keeper, Shelley Tudor, said, “Our troop of ring-tailed lemurs are incredibly charismatic – every single one has its own individual personality and after spending a bit of time with them, it’s not hard to see why the keepers and guests love them!”, She continued, “The troop is one big happy family, led by the dominant female Hery and male Irish. Senior Ungulate Keeper, Sarah Cartwright said, “The rhinos love investigating new things so as we only have pumpkins over Halloween, it means they really enjoy them. These are both included in our important work within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP). Kate started her zookeeping career as an intern at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2012. Additionally, there is a veranda, offering comfortable seating and spectacular views. Eight exclusive, luxury ‘Safari Lodges’ will be integrated into the newly-updated animal habitats, overlooking African elephants and cheetahs, designed to give guests an up-close and personal, overnight wildlife experience like no other. The long-tailed chinchilla youngsters, known as ‘kits’ were born to first-time parents, Gladys and Julian, who can normally be seen in the Park’s Friendly Animal Encounters and Safari Academy classroom sessions. £400.00 per person or £700.00 for two people, Meeting and feeding our tigers, cheetahs and lions. The miniscule youngster who hatched from its egg on the afternoon of 10 July, is about the size of a bottle-top, which is what is currently being reused as a water bowl for the tiny hatchling. I wanted to share what I had learned and enthuse others about the amazing animals of this planet, in the hope that I could inspire people to care about and increase conservation efforts for animals in need.”, She continued, “Fast forward to the present and I’m now coming up to my fourth year at the Safari Park, but sadly the plight of the rhino continues. If you are arriving in a vehicle, pull over on the left-hand side of the driveway. £130.00 per person (aged 6+ years. You will be driven in a Safari vehicle to the tigers where your 30-minute encounter will begin. She also received a special “congratulations” from Dr Madelon Willemsen, the CEO of BIAZA, via a Skype call. Head Keeper of Carnivores, Chris Hodgkins, said, Further information is available from the Park’s website, Deputy Head Keeper, Lisa Watkins, said, “, Head of the Discovery Trail, Amy Sewell, said, “, Ian Nock, Deputy Head Keeper of Ungulates, said, “, Penny Hounsome, Curriculum Leader of Zoo Animal Studies at Sparsholt College, said, “, Head of Marketing, Rochelle Zare, said, “, Head Keeper of Carnivores, Chris Hodgkins, said, “, Deputy Head Keeper of the Discovery Trail, Steve Slater, explained, “, Head Keeper of the Discovery Trail, Amy Sewell, said, “, Scooping the top award, for his gorgeous image of a playful young rhino, challenging an older member of the herd to a dual, was the Safari Park’s photographer, Matthew Lissimore. This is why we are asking our guests to help to support two important rhino conservation projects, through fundraising for Save the Rhino International, during Rhino Week.”. £155.00 per person (aged between 12-15 years). The full report from SRI can be found here: Managing Director of the Park, Chris Kelly, said. West Midland Safari Park is one of the major attractions in the West Midlands. Even the adult lions couldn’t resist joining in the fun, rolling around with the cubs and showing age is just a number! Disabled pass holders must produce relevant and valid proof of disability, such as a blue badge or receipt of DLA, on each visit to gain free entry for their carer. Admission and ride wristbands are NOT included in the Sea Lion Show Experience. Spooky Spectacular runs from 19 October to 3 November and is included in the standard admission charge. Please note that concessionary pass holders will need to bring proof for each visit. Bewdley, Worcs, DY12 1LF. “To have results that are above the national average for both year groups in level 3, and to have obtained our best ever results for level 2 in the same year, is fantastic. “With these numbers in mind, we were very excited that on 1 May first time parents, Elder and Elm, successfully had their first chick. The keepers created a shortlist of their favourite names and we felt it was a brilliant opportunity to mix giving some enrichment to Seto to assist us in making the final decision.”. Since 15 June the Park has only been partially open, allowing guests to visit the four-mile safari drive-through. Meet and feed our lions in the state-of-the-art Lion House then. Head Keeper of the Discovery Trail, Amy Sewell, said, “Finding the cute new baby was a huge surprise for our keepers! To be singled out as the ‘best’ by these visitors is praise indeed!”. Don’t forget to watch the Sea Lion Shows at 1.30pm or 3.30pm. During the event, guests will be encouraged to help onsite palaeontologist, Dr. Nock, find some missing Ice Age animals. 10. Children aged 12-15 years must be accompanied by an adult to watch from the path. A total of 140 roles are available across a range of departments including: Food and Beverages, Facilities, Retail and Admissions and the Theme Park. African Big Apple Coaster (if accompanied), Wild River Rafting (if accompanied by an adult), Zambezi Water Splash (if accompanied by an adult). Not only will guests be able to see our incredible animals enjoying the Halloween season on safari, but they’ll also be able to interact with our resident family of witches and wizards, ‘The Grimleys’! These include Granville, the baby southern white rhino, Gerald the Rothschild’s giraffe and two Grévy’s zebra foals – Grace and Gamba. The ring-tailed lemurs can be seen in African Village, which is included in the standard admission charge of £24.00 for adults, £19.00 for children aged 3-15 and £22.00 for concessions. Following the results, the students will now decide to either continue their education at the Safari Park and advance to the next level, or leave the Safari Academy to go to university or find a work alternative. Your Safari Guide will take photographs of all your encounters, which we will put on a memory stick for you to take home. Please remain in your vehicle and your Safari Guide will greet you. Angela Potter, Head of Wildlife said, “As part of our zoo licensing requirements, from 1 January, we complete an audit and produce a report for our Local Authority, so keepers have been out and about counting all of our animals, from elephants down to ants! Education Manager, Nicola Anslow, said, “We are delighted with the excellent results achieved by all of our Animal Care and Animal Management students this year. £100.00 per person (aged 6+ years. The youngsters are proving to be very mischievous and playful, plus they have so much confidence. “Guests seem to be really enjoying having a rhino calf bouncing around the place and he creates quite a crowd when he’s zooming around the paddocks! Meet a sea lion up close and personal as you teach them some tricks and receive a kiss on the hand as a thank you! Head Keeper of the Discovery Trail, Amy Sewell, said, https://www.savetherhino.org/impact/working-together-to-save-rhinos/, https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/, http://www.wmsp.co.uk/wmsp-events/rhino-week. Start dates for the jobs will be from 1 February, ready for when the Park opens daily for its summer season on 15 February 2020. The Easter treats were then used as enrichment for the Park’s cheetahs and Sumatran tigers. Take the M5 North, leave on exit 6 and follow the A449 to Kidderminster. Working closely with our Wildlife Team, we have ensured that these environments are stimulating and enriching, giving shelter and 24-hour access to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Many roles also come with opportunities to develop skills and progress to a supervisor level. However, at this time of year the Park has been themed with over 600 pumpkins, so the keepers often swap these with the animals’ normal vegetables.”, He continued, “Being herbivores, a hippo’s diet consists of plants, grass and vegetables, so having pumpkins is a perfect seasonal treat for them. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Since the Looping Group’s requisition of the Park in December 2018, the in-house Development Team has been working on a long-term investment strategy, which focusses on upgrading the animal facilities, as well as improving the overall guest experience. The day is set and delivered in a relaxed tone and gives a great insight into working at the Park. The authentically-themed, detached lodges offer a large living space for up to six people, with dining area, bathroom and WC. Managing Director of the Park, Darren Chorley, said, “, Senior Carnivore Keeper, Huw Owen-Jones said, “, Managing Director of the Park, Darren Chorley, said: “, Jean Wilson MBE, founder of New Hope, Worcester said, “, The children of New Hope, Worcester also sent a thoughtful note of thanks: “, Further information about Worcestershire’s number one tourist attraction can be found on the Safari Park’s website, Research and Conservation Officer, Katie McDonald, said, “, Additionally, people can even get involved with the fundraising from the comfort of their own sofa by visiting, Tickets for the Rhino Conservation Evening are £40 for the talk and to meet the Indian Rhinos, or attend just the talk for £5. In a first for the group, families from across Worcestershire revelled in the delights of the local attraction at the weekend. 10.30am – You are now free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the Safari Drive-through, Discovery Trail, and African Village. Brave guests will also be able to experience the Adventure Theme Park and Land of the Living Dinosaurs in the dark! West Midland Safari Park. Enter your details below to sign up and receive our latest press releases via email. Since 15 June the Park has only been partially open, allowing guests to visit the four-mile safari drive-through. Born on Tuesday 8 September to eleven-year-old female Seto, and twelve-year-old male Rap, Inesh has been venturing out with his mother into the Park’s Rhino House paddock, where guests have been able to spot him trotting around and even doing a spot of sunbathing in the last of the summer sunshine. Head Keeper of the Discovery Trail, Amy Sewell, said, “Our sea lions are getting super eggcited for Easter. Cathy and her colleagues are lucky enough to see rhinos almost every day, from their classroom windows, as the Park has a ‘crash’ of eight southern white rhinos and three Indian rhinos. “Food is always very successful and can be used to encourage natural behaviours such as hunting. HR Manager, Charlotte Stokes, said, “Our recruitment days have been very successful in the past, as it allows candidates to explore a range of different roles and meet existing members of staff to help find their perfect fit. 2.30pm – The rest of the day is yours to explore as you wish. Keepers suspected that the two females might be expecting after witnessing mating behaviour with dominant male, five-year-old Tsavo, who arrived at the Park with his two brothers in 2016. The seven cubs, made up of five boys and two girls, were first introduced to visitors back in February and have had endless fun settling into their new home throughout the year. Standard Park terms and conditions apply to all Annual Pass holders. The Annual Pass can only be used by the authorised cardholder and is non-transferable. Visit http://www.wmsp.co.uk/wmsp-events/rhino-week and follow the link for the ‘Save the Rhino Evening’. Admission includes a free return ticket. He will eventually join his mum, roaming the plains together in the Wild Asia section of the reserve here at the Park where guests will be able to watch him grow and settle into his new home. 10.30am – You are now free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the Safari Drive-through, Discovery Trail, and African Village. Admission includes a Free Return Ticket. Over the next few weeks, keepers will start to introduce the cubs to the rest of the pride, including dad, Tsavo and uncles Jilani and Jengo. Their birth is great news for us as their wild counterparts in South America, are currently classed as ‘endangered’, with the population declining by 90% in the last 15 years. The following discounts are included with the Annual Pass: 20% off in our Retail Shops (Lost City Plaza, Polar Trading, African Queen). The Park supports elephant charities and projects such as ‘Tusk’ and the ‘Mali Elephant Project’ by fundraising for them during conservation weeks and talks. Students study at the Park from one to four years dependent upon the course. Please remain in your vehicle and your Safari Guide will meet you. Another tactic is making ice lollies, suitable for a carnivore’s palette, so instead of being made of fruit, juice and water, are made of meat frozen in a mix of water and blood! As soon as the cubs left their sleeping quarters, they were instantly drawn to the mysterious parcels and spent the morning feasting, playing and having a ‘roar-some’ time together. This will give you chance to watch the lemurs going about their daily activities. This includes things like boomer balls, puzzle boxes, scent trails, hide and seek (with meat) and novelty items such as these papier-mâché eggs. Although a bit hesitant at first, within no time, they were chasing each other around, playing with anything they could get their paws on and attempting to climb ‘lion rock’, the large, sculpted vantage point in the centre of their habitat. Over the coming year, guests will be able to see the cubs on Safari as they continue to grow and thrive as part of the park’s ‘fearsome’ African lion pride. Take the M5 to exit 3 and follow the A456 through Kidderminster to Bewdley. In the separate bedroom, guests will find a king-size bed with twin single bunkbeds above, perfect for young adults or children. The rest of the day is yours to explore as you wish. Young keepers will get to meet our Asian rhinos, lorikeets, meerkats and lemurs as well as tours around the Reptile House and Safari Drive-through. Take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley. The paper’s author, Dr Robert Hermes, is a veterinarian researcher at the Leibniz-Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, Germany and has worked closely with the Park with several of their species, as an internationally recognised expert of wildlife reproduction. Admission includes a Free Return Ticket. Head of Elephants, Andy Plumb, said, “All three of our elephants are very special to us, but we especially like to celebrate Sutton’s birthday as he was born at the Park, so we’ve literally watched him grow from day one. We are very proud that we are able to go some way to inspiring the next level of conservationists.”, The courses are planned annually by Course Co-ordinator Ali Burton. Senior Ungulate Keeper, Sarah Cartwright said, At the time of his birth, the Park confirmed that the calf’s name would begin with the letter ‘I’, mirroring the naming of all other animals born on-site in 2020. Last year, the Park held various fundraising activities for a particular project to support the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, which is home to the only viable captive population of Sumatran rhinos in the world. For those interested in studying an animal related course from Level 1 upwards, they can contact the Safari Park Education Team on 01299 404888 or by email: animal.care@wmsp.co.uk. The children and keepers then watched as Sutton excitedly opened his presents and shared his cake and birthday treats with his mum, 27-year-old Five. The development means we will have the space to increase the numbers in our herd and will subsequently enable us to continue our important work within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.”. At this time of day, the meerkats are still inside so you will be able to meet them and help with morning routines. During the schools’ half term, our new Ice Age-themed Explorers Week offers lots of fun for children and adults alike. Students must produce a valid form of student ID. Guests are also encouraged to attend in Halloween fancy dress to join in with the frightful fun. Another important collaboration West Midland Safari Park has been involved in, is a partnership with Save the Rhino International (SRI), alongside other zoos, to raise a phenomenal £179,968 to support rhino conservation efforts across Africa and Asia. And looking after our sea lions and tigers to then play in the Adventure Theme reopens. 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