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The Isle of Wight is a special place – a microclimatic Island jewel surrounded by sparkling seas. News from the zoo includes photography workshops and big cat training workshops.
Director, Charlotte Corney, reflects on the important rescue work carried out by zoos as the new primate enclosure is completed and preparations are underway for summer visitors.
18 months ago zoo director Charlotte Corney was alerted to the plight of a female tiger called Simi who had been seized on welfare grounds from a travelling circus near Hamburg.
Excitement in our Ranthambore tiger enclosure this week when a photography workshop group spotted our Indian tigers, Diamond and Aysha chasing a grass snake through the bamboo thicket.
One of our cat carers, Mary, has been busily ‘schooling’ her big cats, working alongside our vet, Matt, she has been teaching them to present teeth, paws and even bums to receive a meat reward…