March On

Fri, 01/03/2013 (All day) to Sun, 31/03/2013 (All day)
Visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury, this month are encouraged to get moving and ‘March On’ this month as they follow the self guided trails to discover fun and interesting facts about animals and how they move.
 
Neil Spooner said: ‘March is a great time of year to come and explore Howletts with the first signs of Spring emerging. Visitors can pick up a free Ranger’s Log Book at the gatehouse and then follow the trails to compare their walk to animal movements.’
 
In addition to the trails and educational talks visitors will also be able to pop into the new Education Centre at the wild animal park at weekends between 9.30am and 16.00pm, to try their hand at identifying animal footprints whilst around the park, information boards will display distances covered so visitors can measure how far they have walked.
 
Neil added: ‘Howletts is home to the largest herd of African elephants in the UK and we are encouraging our visitors to behave like a herd of elephants and ‘march’ this month. Stomp around the 90 acres of historic parkland and measure how many miles you can do in a day compared to some of our animals.’
 
Howletts Wild Animal Park is home to some of the most rare and endangered species on the planet and visitors can walk amongst lemurs, come face to face with our popular amur tiger cubs and Chinese leopards in their glass fronted enclosures or even try the exciting Treetop Challenge – an obstacle course with rope bridges and zip wires, or for the younger adventurers there is The Animal Adventure Challenge with bird nest swings, climbing wall and wobbly rope walkways.
 
The wild animal park is open every day throughout March and the park is offering visitors the chance to convert their entry ticket to the popular Passport ticket – the one day ticket that lasts all year.