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March 2017

Sunday 5th March 2017

Animal Diets

So what else is different with CZCL ... Diets ...

We have always had tremendous support from local supermarkets donating out of date fruit & veg.
However with an ever growing collection of animals and ever changing dietary needs Cumbria Zoo put funds in place to increase to twice weekly deliveries from a wholesale supplier.

All our diets were sent off to international zoo specialists for them to check so we knew what we were feeding was right.
This means our animal carers can provide the best for the animals in their care.

Saturday 4th March 2017

Humboldt Bay

Life’s a beach for Hollie. Hollie (Pictured Above) and the rest of the Safari Zoo Humboldt Penguins have just had their annual health check. Safari Zoo vet department together with specialist vets checked the bird’s weights, feet and overall health and gave each individual a clean “bill” of health. Penguin keepers took advantage of the time to redesign and do some work in the enclosure to create a new sand beach and pebbled area for the group.


February 2017

Monday 27th February 2017

Playtime For Huubke & Mosi

Safari Zoo animal carers are always looking for ways to stimulate and improve the environment of the animals under their care. We enrich animals environments by making changes in their enclosures or presenting novel objects for them to investigate and explore. This keeps animals active and stimulates animals like our White Rhino here to investigate and interact with their surroundings. Male Huubke is 21 and Mosi our Christmas newborn calf just 2 months old.


October 2015

Friday 2nd October 2015

Safari Zoo Nature Foundation

There have been lots of exciting developments with our conservation projects recently. The Wildlife Protection Foundation (WPF) has been replaced by the Safari Zoo Nature Foundation (SZNF), which will encompass all of our fantastic conservation projects, from the protection of giraffes in Niger to our vital Sumatran tiger conservation, and much more. We have launched a new […]
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July 2015

Sunday 19th July 2015

Zoo Keeper Appreciation

This week American zoos are celebrating “National Zoo Keeper Week”. We think our keepers are fantastic so we’d like to join in by giving them a big thank you! Come rain or shine, our keepers work hard to promote our conservation projects across the globe and ensure our animals get the best possible care. Zoo […]
Thursday 9th July 2015

Safari Zoo New Opening

The SAFARI ZOO is finally born and here !! Well the day we have all been working so hard for over the past 4 years finally came. This is the biggest and most positive day in the Zoos 21 year history since the day it first opened in May 1994. From Tuesday the 7th, the […]
Wednesday 1st July 2015

Junior Keeper Camp August 2015

With summer well on the way now, how would your kids like to spend part of their summer holiday at the zoo, meeting amazing animals and learning fascinating things? Experiences of a lifetime await at our junior keeper camp, which will be taking place this August! A fantastic success in previous years, our summer junior keepers […]
August, experiences, Junior keepers, kids, summer, summer camp

June 2015

Thursday 25th June 2015

The New Animals Were Blue Wildebeest!

Thanks very much to everyone who had a go at our puzzles and found out what species have arrived at the zoo! We are proud to announce that BLUE WILDEBEEST have now arrived! These amazing animals will be in our new “Africa” section and can be seen after our new opening soon. They are large […]

March 2015

Tuesday 24th March 2015

Tambopata Amazonas experience opens

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Thursday 19th March 2015


Illescas vulture encounter Tambopata Amazonas Experience Way Kambas Tiger Reserve
Thursday 19th March 2015

Chilean Flamingo arrive

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Rare baby giraffe born

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Giant Anteater environment open

Saturday 14th March 2015

Must be warming up a little

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Kangaroo Joey makes an appearance

Tuesday 10th March 2015

First lemur babies of spring


April 2014

Friday 11th April 2014

Lemur Feeding

Births, From the keepers
Thursday 10th April 2014

Sri Lankan Leopards

With the expansion moving fast and enclosures being constructed we are starting to arrange arrivals of some new animals with the first being Arctic Wolves and Sir Lankan Leopards. The two new male Sri Lankan Leopards from Jihlava Zoo, Czech Republic are also due to arrive around the same time.
new arrivals
Thursday 10th April 2014

Arctic Wolves

new arrivals
Wednesday 9th April 2014


Big cats move in, expansion
Friday 4th April 2014

Big cats move in – Lions

expansion, lions
Big cats move in, expansion
Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Bearably Chilly Ice lollies

“Bearably” chilly Ice lollies Our Andean Bears have had a rare treat this month.As the weather becomes warmer our bears have been awaiting a nice cool treat amongst their daily food. Our keepers decided that what better way to do this for them, than give them ice blocks, full of fruit and vitamins. The block is […]
From the keepers

March 2014

Friday 28th March 2014

Second Giraffe Baby Born

Katoumi  a female West African Giraffe gave birth on Friday 28th March under the watchful eye of the animal keeping staff avid and keepers. Keepers first saw the signs of birth at 11:30am and the male calf was born around 1pm.  He is yet to be named however one name in the hat is “Kofi” […]
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Births, Uncategorized
Tuesday 11th March 2014

Baby Babirusa born February 2014

This latest baby babirusa born February 2014 is one of the most precious arrivals in terms of the breeding programmes – (not to keepers as they are all precious!) History: South Lakes at the forefront of Babirusa Conservation South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria, North West England is certainly becoming renowned through Europe for […]
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Tuesday 11th March 2014

Baby Spider monkey born Feb 2014