Springtime at the zoo
Published:Spring has sprung at Newquay Zoo!
Today marks the first official day of spring, this means longer days, lighter evenings and hopefully the beginning of some beautiful warm weather.
During the past few weeks, whilst we have still been in lockdown, we have been noticing the first signs of spring across the zoo. Flowers have begun to bloom, including daffodils and snowdrops, and we’ve also been sprucing up some of our old flowerbeds, which are now looking fantastic!
The sun has made an appearance a handful of times; of course just like us humans, the majority of animals on site absolutely love the warmth of the sunshine. Lemurs are the greatest sun worshipers; you will often see them on their islands sunning their bellies. Our mob of meerkats have also been partaking in socially distanced sunbathes.
Of course, springtime kicks off the beginning of our baby boom at the zoo, and so far, we have welcomed several cute new arrivals. From the beginning of February, we have seen the birth of an Endangered Philippine spotted deer, a slender loris and a Goeldi’s monkey. They are all doing extremely well and have been out and about close to their mums. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for any more animal births over the next few months or look out for them when you are able to visit us again.
Since we’ve been closed our team have been working extremely hard to make sure that the site is in tip-top condition and looking its absolute best for when we are able to re-open our gates. We’d like to thank you for all of your support during this time. We cannot wait to welcome you all back in the spring!