Work is underway on some new enclosures in 2017
2017 will see a variety of new animal enclosures at the Reserve and our Head Keepers and Animal Manager have been busy planning and developing a number of ideas.
Work has already started on a brand new Scottish Wild Cat enclosure in Carnivore Territory and upgrades to various enclosures are planned throughout the year, whilst the Persian leopard enclosure is set to have new residents as a breeding pair are scheduled to arrive in the latter part of 2017.
This May, will see the opening of our brand new South American Experience and visitors will be able to see animals including Kent’s only spectacled bear pair – Oberon and Rina, our popular capuchin family, plus new species including alpaca’s, Brazilian tapirs and capybara.
Meanwhile, in our new mixed enclosures, visitors will be able to see black rhino sharing their home with red lechwe antelope and later this summer, cheetah will be introduced into a further black rhino paddock.