Archive for October, 2008

It’s fun being a wizard!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

All staff and visitors have been having a fun October half term. I didn't know our staff could make such convincing witches and wizards! They gave our Harry Potter look-alike a run for his money! The fun continues and we are all enjoying the creepy creature talks which happen daily at 2pm. Our giant African land snail has been a big hit, and the snake has scared many parents! The fun continues into the weekend with the Furness bat group showing their bats on Friday 31st October and Furness owls showing us their owls on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November.

Well now I have given you an insight into my day I am off to make hand spiders and have my face painted in the seashore discovery zone!

First photographs of baby marmosets

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

It has been a hard process but at long last Dave from the talks team has managed to get a good photograph of our baby marmosets.

They are just starting to venture away from their parents and if you visit the aquarium early in the morning when they are most active then you are likely to see them getting up to some mischief.

All staff at the aquarium are very fond of them and can't pass their enclosure without stopping to watch their antics.

Oscar goes skimming!

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

It was a fun day for me last Saturday as they let me out of the aquarium for the day. I got a personal invite to be a judge at the All England Open Stone Skimming Championships held at Ambleside.

There were some fantastic entries and some of the stones went a really long way, I hope that my cousins who swim in the lake kept their heads down.

Check out the pictures below of me and my new friend enjoying our day in the sun!

Oscar Otter



Poetry competition winners

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Thank you to all of you who entered our poetry competition. We had some fantastic entries and Maggie Norton (Poet Laureate 2007) had a difficult job selecting a winner. I am glad we had a professional choosing the winners as they all looked fantastic to me.

Congratulations to Celeste Houghton from St Cuthberts Catholic Primary School, Windermere a £50 WHSmith voucher is on its way to you. Your poem titled 'Where have the stars gone' was fantastic!

Congratulations also goes to our two runners up Adam Wilson of Goadsbarrow and Amy Holland (Amy please get in touch so we can get your contact details). You will both receive £15 worth of WHSmith vouchers.

Winning entry by Celeste Houghton

Marmoset babies star on ITV

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

 It was the first time in the spotlight for our two marmoset babies. A film crew from ITV have visited the aquarium today and have made our two baby marmosets stars. As the saying goes, never work with children and animals. This was proven today as the camera crew had their work cut out trying to catch a good shot of our new arrivals.

After much perseverance we have some fantastic footage which will be on your screens tonight at 6pm on ITV Border news. If you don't get Border Television then follow this link to see the filming.