January has been a busy month for everyone in Emerald Park. Despite being closed to the public, our animals still receive the same level of care and attention from our keepers. It allows the keepers time to update animal enclosure designs, progress with animal training, and create more enrichment to stimulate the natural behaviours of the animals.
Construction work is continuing, and work has progressed on the development of a house for the Corsac foxes, and it should hopefully be ready for opening in the Spring.
Preparations are underway to get the park ready for the “Zoo Walk” weekends which are the last weekend of February and every weekend in March. Tickets can be booked now and more information about this can be found on our website here
In sad news, a male silvery marmoset named “Choc” passed away. He had been unwell for a time and was undergoing veterinary care but unfortunately passed away earlier in the month. We are awaiting further results from the veterinary team.
2022 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Chinese New Year runs from the 1st of February 2022 to the 31st of January 2023. The tiger is known as the “King of the Beasts” in China and the Tiger zodiac sign is a symbol of strength and braveness.
Tayto Park will be hosting an event for International Tiger Day later this year so stay tuned for more information.
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger by visiting Tayto Park and seeing our stunning Amur tiger “Khan,” where you can learn all about tigers and the conservation efforts we support, such as the Wildcats Conservation Alliance.