Archive for August, 2009

Where has the water gone?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Mia and Smudge have had a great week. Not only have they had more play mates in their enclosure complete with fun cleaning equipment but they have also had there pool drained, cleaned and filled with fresh water.



Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Check out our baby scorpions as they cling to their parents back. They may look innocent now but in a few months they will just as scary as their parents.

The young were born one by one, and will be carried on their mother's back until they have undergone their first moult. Before this moult they cannot survive without the mother.

Caught on camera

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Today our otters and their keeper Gareth are being filmed by ITV for inclusion in a television series focussed on the Lake District. Both Mia and Smudge have been enjoying being the stars of the show.

One of our monkeys takes the bus!

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

As you travel through the Lake District keep your eyes peeled for our naughty marmosets who are riding around on the 555 buses between Lancaster and Keswick.

If you spot them let us know by sending us a letter or posting your findings on our facebook page!