Not everyone can boast a local zoo, but Hamerton Park really is just a hop, skip and a jump away!
Over in Sawtry nr Peterborough, we’ve visited twice now. I just adore the Pigmy Goats and would smuggle one home in my coat if I could. JPG loves the tigers and we have spent hours chasing back and forth around their enclosure to get a better look. Last time we were there the two tigers had a stand up fight – that was amazing!
The start of spring means there are a lot of new mums at the Park at the moment; some animals are old hands and have seen it all before, but some are having their first babies and the zoo keeps a careful eye kept on them.
All mums are special of course, so Hamerton Park are offering a special deal for your special mum on Mother’s Day. Take mum to the Park on Sunday 18th March for a discounted entry price of £6.50 for all mums!!
Baby wallabies are one of the sure signs that spring is coming. The small Parma Wallabies can have young at any time of year, but the zoo’s Bennett’s Wallaby babies dont show their noses out of the pouches until around March. Several can be seen this spring. The first donkey foal of the year is a lovely American Mammoth jenny foal, the first female to be born here to this endangered breed they imported from Texas. A Poitou Donkey is due soon too, and very pregnant foxes and lemurs means the early spring really is here.
The zoo does a huge amount of work for endangered species, and all the animals have the very best care and attention, It’s a great day out for young, old and even very young as the enclosures all have low windows for better viewing.