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catching a few rays earlier today!
catching a few rays earlier today!
so we can crack on with the meerkat and tortoise enclosure!
thanks to the sunshine and blue sky - it was lovely to get a snap shot of Carmen who's not been seen out and about for weeks!
who has contacted the Zoo regarding the closure of Fife Animal Park. We are aware of the situation and have offered our help to BIAZA who will be responsible for the rehoming of the animals at the Park.
is really starting to take shape now! It will be linked to the indoor areas of the Common Marmosets, Tamarins and Geoffroy's and once the weather starts warming up they will be out exploring!
an African Spurred Tortoise recently arrived at the Zoo. He'll soon be sharing a fantastic new enclosure along with the meerkats and at 31 years old he's looking good!
the half term break - the Zoo and cafe are back open as normal now from 10 - 5pm...was romance in the air yesterday in the mongoose enclosure?
The meerkats had a special treat to mark the occasion!
The Sacred Ibis are settling into their new indoor home - probably where they will stay for the next few weeks till the weather warms up!
where this "white stuff" came from?
one of our stunning White Faced Scops owls, see them soon in a new enclosure.
is nearly complete and our African Wading birds will arrive soon!
The Zoo's back open 7 days a week from today onwards, hope to see you soon!
so that the concrete for the new paths gets a chance to set!
briefly got out of her bed for a quick snack and a look outside to see if Peggy was about - she's got that "just out of bed" look about her!
who came to live at the Zoo a year ago!
but are still as cute! Here they are watching as work on their new enclosure progresses well.
Prairie Dog enclosure - they were out enjoying the sunshine earlier this afternoon.
nearly complete! Work is progressing well and is almost ready! It will be fully functional with a variety of mixed bird species very soon... watch this space!
Junior has come to join him at the Zoo - Junior is a Ryeland Sheep, one of the oldest breeds of Sheep in the UK dating back over 700 years! His yellow "tint" was apparently added for Christmas at his previous home.
hoping to say hello to some visitors - the Zoo and Cafe are open today (18th) and tomorrow (19th). Please note the soft play and castle petting area are closed.
Not to be out done by Bob, here's a lovely smile from Sherman!
for smiling nicely for the camera!
is back in his normal enclosure - the goats are delighted to see him and hear all about his recent travels!
..the 11th and 12th January from 10am till 5pm. (please note the Medieval Castle petting area and soft play will be closed). Thereafter the Zoo will be closed weekdays throughout January (Monday to Friday) and OPEN each weekend. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
is progressing well and weather permitting it will be completed by the end of the month. This area will house a variety of African wading birds; 4 species of Teal, Little Egrets, Cattle Egrets and Sacred Ibis. The Zoo is closed tomorrow, Friday the 10th but will be open Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January from 10 - 5pm.
Just a wee reminder that Leaping Lemurs play area is now closed and work has started converting it into an exciting new Tropical House, which includes fabulous new enclosures for our two Dwarf African crocodiles who survived the fire, Goldie our 14ft Albino Burmese Python and a number of new species. The existing entrance way will have a new glass frontage and a new indoor play facility is being planned in the near future.
for a general tidy up after the Christmas period and will re-open on Saturday 11th January at 10am. If you intend visiting, please check the website/twitter/facebook or simply call 01506 870000 to confirm that we are open. Please note that Leaping Lemurs soft play will be closed until further notice - this building will become the new Tropical House, due to open in Spring and a brand new indoor play facility will follow shortly.
...she was up for a brief wander this morning, but Suzy and Carmen were fast asleep in their dens - Happy New Year from everyone at the Zoo!
from the nightmare of the fire in April, to the AMAZING support from so many people willing us to carry on. Our focus is now on Spring 2014 and the completion of several new areas, all of which have been possible due to the help, support, donations and encouragement from all of you and we are forever grateful. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014, with our best wishes Brian and Shirley Curran.
at the Zoo - Rosie certainly has lots of fans - she's always shouting "hello" and bobbing up and down with visitors!
have been busy fundraising for the Zoo since January and recently presented us with a cheque for an AMAZING £7346.00 - a MASSIVE thank you to all of them and indeed to everyone who has donated, fundraised and supported the Zoo especially over this past year.
daily during the Christmas holidays, except for the 1st January when both areas will be closed. Due to on-going construction and maintenance work, we will be operating an honesty box/donations for entry to the Zoo. It was brussel sprouts for lunch today in the pygmy goat enclosure!
visit from Santa today from 11 - 3pm, if you haven't yet managed a visit, he would love to see you. Merry Christmas everyone!
a festive breakfast this morning - not sure if he's saving his brussel sprouts to last or doesn't fancy them!
to the Zoo today - we will be upstairs in the entrance to Paradise Island Adventure Golf at The Designer Outlet, Livingston from 11 - 3pm with a stick insect, cockroach, millipede and hedgehog. Hope to see you there!
If you haven't yet managed a visit to Santa, he will be visiting the Zoo on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd from 11 - 4pm, Monday 23rd from 11 - 2pm and as a special favour, also Tuesday 24th from 11 - 3pm. Hope to see you soon; £8 per child includes a visit to Santa and a present, a look round the new medieval castle petting Zoo and a 1 hour play in Leaping Lemurs soft play. No need to book in advance and adults are free.
..till Santa comes! Wishing all our friends and followers a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Here's to a good 2014:)
will be back at the Zoo this weekend from 11 - 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday - meet his reindeer and have a look round the petting zoo with goats, sheep, pigs, ponies, rats and bats and a go in soft play.
have settled in well to their new enclosure as part of the Medieval Castle themed petting Zoo - open each weekend till Christmas along with Santa's Grotto. Meet his reindeer and say hi to our pygmy goats, Sherman the Kune Kune pig, Dusty the sheep and our Shetland Ponies.
ring tailed lemurs whispering to Santa what he would like for Christmas - perhaps his stocking filled with yummy cranberries and grapes!
after the terrible storm; thankfully there was no damage at the Zoo. Watch out for us at The Centre, Livingston tomorrow we are there from 11 - 4pm near to H Samuel with cockroaches, millipedes and stick insects.
..Santa's on his way and will be visiting the Zoo each weekend in December from the 7th; 11 - 4pm and on the 23rd, from 11 - 2pm. £8 per child and includes a visit to Santa and a present, a look round the new medieval themed castle area with Santa's reindeer and other animals and an hour's play in Leaping Lemurs. Adults are free and there's no need to book in advance. Hope to see you there!
Suzy bear appeared for a stroll!
has now shed his antlers and seems very happy not to have a huge weight on his head for now!
our 3 Brown Lemurs having a snuggle:)
cosy in their den earlier today - waiting for the snow later this week!
the arrival of two new baby meerkats!! they made their first public appearance yesterday and are around 2 weeks old. Mum Annie has made a great recovery from her injuries following the fire and its lovely to see this special family starting to grow again. Please share this message to spread the good news!
wonder what the joke was?