Enter your details below to sign up and receive our latest press releases via email. The total number of animals is yet to be confirmed, but as there are over 120 different species at the Park, the figure is likely to be over 800 animals. We hope everyone had a fantastic day with us and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”, Jean Wilson MBE, founder of New Hope, Worcester said, “Our families really enjoyed their day out at the safari park on Sunday 2nd June. Take the main Hagley Road to the Quinton Expressway A456 through Hagley and Blakedown following Safari Park signs through Kidderminster to Bewdley. A total of 140 roles are available across a range of departments including: Food and Beverages, Facilities, Retail and Admissions and the Theme Park. Your Safari Guide will take photographs, which we will put on a memory stick for you to take home. Pancake tortoises are so-called because of their flat shells. Meeting, feeding and looking after our meerkats and lemurs, Ride wristband to use in the Adventure Theme Park, Meeting, feeding and looking after our Indian rhino. Take the A456 to Bewdley. You will help the Keepers let the lions out into the Lion Reserve. If your date is greyed out, it means tickets haven’t gone on sale yet. The seven cubs, named Hunter, Hercules, Hernatty, Harabi, Hodge, Havoc and Hira, bring the total number of African lions at the Safari Park to 18. Stephen had visited the Park and had his picture taken with Five in January 2014, before Sutton was born, as part of his bucket list to “Hug an animal that is bigger than me”. Phone 01299 406461 or Email, Lisa Watkins, Head Keeper of Ungulates, said. 10.30am – Now it is time to clean out the Lemur House. Now weighing approx. “Ekozu will be greatly missed by the team who have watched him grow and taken exceptional care of him since he was born. Douroucouli are the world’s only nocturnal monkeys, so live in the Park’s Twilight Cave with their neighbours – free-flying Seba’s short-tailed bats and Rodrigues fruit bats. 10.45am – Your Guide will take you to Dino Diner for a hot drink and a snack. Staff at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating after winning two prestigious, national awards, recognising excellence in photography and service to group travel. Admission includes a Free Return Ticket. West Midland Safari Park are thrilled to announce the birth of their first Indian rhinoceros calf. Arrive at WMSP in good time before your experience. search-close. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra. Annual Passes will not be accepted for special events. “Food is always very successful and can be used to encourage natural behaviours such as hunting. “By contrast, our female tiger, Hujan, ran excitedly straight to them and started playing with them, tossing them in the air and rolling them around, using her paws. The youngsters, born on 27 August and 17 September 2019, have been a popular sight at the Worcestershire attraction over the last year and although are still referred to as ‘cubs’ by their team of keepers, they are more like adventurous teens. Admission and ride wristbands are NOT included in the Sea Lion Show Experience. From the North: Take the M6 South, leave on exit 8 and join the M5. During this 20-minute encounter, you will get to learn all about the penguins whilst offering enrichment and feeding them fishy treats. As people up and down the country put up their decorations and hang baubles on their own Christmas trees, keepers have been busy ensuring that their Christmas decorations serve a greater purpose – to double as enrichment for the animals in their care. It is suitable for all ages and provides fun for all the family and a range of special discounts*. Read more about our Christmas Festivities – Click Here. Their birth is great news for us as their wild counterparts in South America, are currently classed as ‘endangered’, with the population declining by 90% in the last 15 years. They will then escort you to the main car park before embarking in our VIP Safari Jeep. You will be driven into the midst of our Lion Reserve, now comes the opportunity to feed the lions! Not only will guests be able to see our incredible animals enjoying the Halloween season on safari, but they’ll also be able to interact with our resident family of witches and wizards, ‘The Grimleys’! Guests will be able to extend their stay by booking overnight accommodation at one of eight lodges which will sit on the boundaries of the reserves, with views overlooking the elephant and cheetah areas. Scar’s cubs have been called Hunter, Hercules and Hernatty (two males and a female), whilst Amber’s are named Harabi, Hodge, Havoc and Hira (three males and a female). The pups are lucky enough to have lots of ‘aunties and uncles’ who bring them food, play with them and look after them. 11.15am – You are now free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the Safari Drive-through, Discovery Trail, and African Village. Book seats online in advance when booking admission tickets: Speak to our Experiences Team. Children aged 12-15 years must be accompanied by an adult to watch from the path.). One simple, but very effective way of doing this, is by providing ‘bath toys’, which are placed in the pools around the carnivore reserves. Although a hippo would never come across a pumpkin in the wild, it is important that the hippos’ skin is always kept moist, so being inquisitive animals, the floating pumpkins help entice the animals into the water, even on colder days. This experience gives you the chance to meet and participate in the feeding of our cheetahs before the Park is open to the general public. Although the Park’s lemurs are well-loved by their keepers, for their wild counterparts, life isn’t as rosy. 9.35am – First stop will be at our Penguin Exhibit where you will meet the penguins, help to rake the sand in their exhibit, clean the glass and put out the enrichment for the penguins. Upgrade fees apply to see Santa during the Santa Safari Event. Wristbands for the rides for the Adventure Theme Park will also be included for those staying during the Park’s summer season. 8.30am – Arrive at WMSP main drive and pull over on the left-hand side. is the first Indian rhino to be born on site in the Park’s forty-seven-year history. £16,500. Two more lodges will offer incredible views of the Park’s cheetahs – also the only experience of its kind in the UK. The two-year course, developed between the college and BIAZA (the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), is recognised internationally and is considered to be the most relevant qualification for animal keepers to gain, whilst working within a zoo, aquarium or safari park. Further information is available from the Park’s website www.wmsp.co.uk or by telephone 01299 402114. Once completed the card, they will receive a magical sweet treat for their efforts. The boys withstand this behaviour for a while, but when they’ve had enough, they let them know with a growl or a forceful pat on the head!”. “769 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa alone last year. Brave guests will also be able to experience the Adventure Theme Park and Land of the Living Dinosaurs in the dark! Working closely with our Wildlife Team, we have ensured that these environments are stimulating and enriching, giving shelter and 24-hour access to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Although we don’t think we will be adding roses to their daily menu, as most enjoyed using the flowers as new play-things rather than a snack!”. Come face-to-face with our herd of giraffe and participate in their morning feed before the Park is open to the general public. Please note that timings are subject to change. Staff at West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, were left 'extremely saddened' by the loss of six deer and 10 sheep last weekend due to damage to their compound caused by Storm Ciara. Keepers suspected that Gladys may have been pregnant as she was putting on a lot of weight, as discovered in her weekly health checks. £40.00 per person (aged over 12 years. 2020 combined ‘Admission and Wristband’ ticket prices with BLC or Defence Discount Service discount: Child (3-15yrs): £21.45 (a saving of £11.55). The Park is home to a pod of six common hippopotamus – the largest pod in Europe, which spend most of their time wallowing on the mud bank next to their lake. A keeper at West Midland Safari Park is celebrating with her colleagues, after becoming ‘top student’ on a national course for training zoo keepers. Like a domestic puppy, the dhole pups had their first veterinary check, microchips and vaccinations at ten weeks old. I wanted to share what I had learned and enthuse others about the amazing animals of this planet, in the hope that I could inspire people to care about and increase conservation efforts for animals in need.”, She continued, “Fast forward to the present and I’m now coming up to my fourth year at the Safari Park, but sadly the plight of the rhino continues. Once they have completed this challenge, they will be able to collect a prize. Two of the five species of rhino – Javan and Sumatran rhino, have wild populations with fewer than 80 individuals. “This research has helped us identify different situations that arise in varying cases and given us an insight into how best to deal with them. Throughout your 30-minute encounter, you will be accompanied by a personal Safari Guide who will teach you fascinating facts about the giraffes and answer any questions you may have. This is very important, as it helps enhance the quality of their environment and care, as well as satisfying their behavioural and physiological needs. They will then direct you to park in the main car park and then embark on our special Safari vehicle. She said, “. Ends 31-12-20 View terms View Discount. Every creature has to be counted, from the crash of huge white rhinos, down to the colony of tiny leaf cutter ants. £400.00 per person or £700.00 for two people, Meeting and feeding our tigers, cheetahs and lions. Please note that timings are subject to change. This is the time of day that the rhinos are still in their house so you will be able to meet the rhinos and help with morning routines, feeds, and training sessions. to all of the Explorers Week activities, the Adventure Theme Park will be open again, where guests can enjoy a number of rides; from plummeting 30ft to the ground on Venom Tower Drop, to a leisurely ride on the Congo Carousel. Please check back at a later date and follow any announcements on our social media pages. 10.30am – You are now free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the Safari Drive-through, Discovery Trail, and African Village. The new arrival is not currently available for viewing, but he will eventually join his family at the Wild Asia section of the reserve where guests will be able to spot him roaming the plains and having lots of fun, likely covered in mud! We drilled small holes into the baubles and filled them with mealworms, which encouraged the meerkats to be physically and mentally active during the cold weather. View more. View the the following list of coupons and click to get the code. Each lodge has a large, open-plan living area with a lounge and dining area. Choose a denomination from £5 - £250 and your friend or family member can use this to purchase e-tickets, Annual Passes and online extras for up to 12 months. Luckily, staff were alerted to the pups’ appearance when they noticed some tiny, wriggling fluff-balls, being carefully washed by their dad, Douglas, on the dhole house CCTV. Even though the gender of the baby is yet to be discovered, all animals born at the Park during 2019 have to begin with ‘H’, so keepers are already thinking of names beginning with this letter. Stop off at Dino Diner for a drink and snack at 10.30am. “The cubs all interact really well together, and we have been able to see their range of different personalities come out, which has been brilliant. Each code is valid for one transaction only. Everyone who cares about wildlife wants to stop the cruelty to animals and the threats to the species. Jaguar XE 2.0d [180] R-Sport 4dr Auto. Thank you to Worcestershire Ambassadors for enabling our families to access the Safari Park for the day we are all very grateful.”. The first phase of the development has ambitions for completion this summer. Meet and feed our troop of lemurs, then, when the time is right, it will be over to you for the big moment. In a first for the group, families from across Worcestershire revelled in the delights of the local attraction at the weekend. The dholes at the Safari Park are part of a European Breeding Programme, which marks a second success, following the birth of the first litter of pups in 2015. 10.00am – Your guide will take you to Dino Diner for a hot drink and a snack. Afterwards, some of the other pride members will be released into the reserves. 9.15am – Arrive at WMSP main drive and pull over on the left-hand side. “Conservation is at the forefront of our minds when designing and building the lodges, so as part of this project, our net biodiversity gain will increase by 30%, creating more habitats such as woodlands and wildflower meadows, encouraging native wildlife. On selected dates from 16 November, the Park will be hosting its annual Santa Safari event, where guests can meet the big man himself and his jolly elf helpers. Click on the link to download the Summer Press Pack (information valid until 6th November 2020). Kate Atkinson, Senior Carnivore Keeper, said, “All of the cubs have grown in confidence over the past year and it’s been great to observe them as they mature and develop. This includes ‘Granville’ – the latest baby born in 2018 and a success for the Park in their contribution to the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP). Families from around the county enjoyed a special day out at West Midland Safari Park thanks to an initiative launched by the Worcestershire Ambassadors. Arrive at the Park with your Admission tickets (purchased separately). Cathy has set up a fundraising page so people can easily make donations to support her challenge. We will be encouraging guests to continue to book online, so we can adhere to government guidance and safely manage how many people we admit to our Park. West Midland Safari Park has announced it will host a special recruitment event in January 2020, to source potential employees for the new summer season. Mum Berri has done a great job and is a really relaxed parent, taking it all in her stride. Tickets are now available to book online. “Once both sets of cubs had their vaccinations and health checks at eight weeks and twelve weeks old, we mixed the mothers and cubs together. Sort by. There is also the opportunity to add a cot for small children. Another tactic is making ice lollies, suitable for a carnivore’s palette, so instead of being made of fruit, juice and water, are made of meat frozen in a mix of water and blood! There will also be the chance to meet the Park’s Indian (also known as greater one-horned) rhinos, during an exclusive Rhino Conservation Evening on 30 May. Cathy and her colleagues are lucky enough to see rhinos almost every day, from their classroom windows, as the Park has a ‘crash’ of eight southern white rhinos and three Indian rhinos. The bedroom also includes a floor-to-ceiling window, offering a stunning view of the cheetahs – you could be waking up with one at the foot of your bed! Our keeper will be happy to tell you about the other animals at the Park too. He then heard some tiny, unusual cries, followed by spotting a very small tail hanging down underneath Ilay’s back. Available Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays, subject to availability. HR Manager, Charlotte Stokes, said, “Our recruitment days have been very successful in the past, as it allows candidates to explore a range of different roles and meet existing members of staff to help find their perfect fit. Trade Seller This means removing the muck and replacing all the bedding. West Midland Safari Park is pleased to announce that planning has been granted for the first phase of development at the popular visitor attraction. This experience gives you the chance to experience a feeding encounter with our lions in a specially-designed cage. You will often see them cooling off or having a splash, especially over the summer in the warm weather.”, He continued, “During our extended hours of opening for Summer Nights, we provide daily enrichment that helps stimulate the cats for longer. Stairs lead to an upstairs bedroom which overlooks the elephants’ brand-new habitat, providing fantastic views as the sun sets. Step into your cage and be driven into the lion enclosure where our big cats will be waiting! Although the new hatchling is teeny-tiny, Hartley is already a big part of saving his species.”. You will learn more about the animals and for the whole family to enjoy the experience. 9.30am – Arrive at WMSP main drive and pull over on the left-hand side. Whilst Santa becomes familiar with the Park’s residents, his elves have been very busy, setting up the magical grotto, planting over 350 Christmas trees and transforming the Discovery Trail with lights, baubles and layers of fluffy ‘snow’. View. This Experience is only available on Thursdays and Sundays during our Summer Season. Once numbers are down this low a single disease outbreak could result in extinction. You will also go out on patrol with the Keepers and be able to see other animals on the Asiatic section. Phone 01299 406461 or Email experiences@wmsp.co.uk. We hope that Ekozu will be a hit with the female rhinos and will eventually sire his own family.”. Students attending West Midland Safari Park’s Animal Courses have had a great start to the year, with some excellent exam results and exceeding the national pass rate. The meerkats weren’t the only animals benefitting from some seasonal enrichment, as the Park’s pair of Sumatran tigers, Hujan and Nakal, also enjoyed discovering the new smells and textures of their Christmas trees, with the added bonus of finding meat amongst the branches. The Annual Pass does not cover the holder for entry into the Fireworks Festival. 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