Newquay Zoo is throwing its doors open early for an amazing breakfast event called Wake up with Newquay Zoo, where visitors can enjoy an al fresco meal alongside the zoo’s resident lemurs, while they tuck into their own breakfasts!
While visitors sample a range of pastries, pancakes, fruit platters, breakfast baps and waffles, they will also be treated to a special talk from Newquay Zoo’s Rangers. Here, they’ll be able to learn all about the three different species of lemurs that call Newquay Zoo home, as well as the individual characters living on Lemur Island.
After breakfast, guests will then go on an exclusive guided tour of the zoo and meet all of the animals – including penguins, otters and red pandas – all before it opens to the general public.
Wake up with Newquay Zoo will take place on Saturday 29 July and again on Tuesday 8 August. The event runs from 9am until 10:30am, and the ticket includes full day entry to the zoo, so that visitors can explore Newquay in full once the breakfast event has finished.
Katie White, Newquay Zoo Events Manager, said: “We first ran a Wake up with Newquay Zoo event in May, and it was such a success that we decided to put on two further dates.
“We can’t wait to welcome more people to get to know our animals in such a special way!”
Newquay Zoo is home to three different species of lemur: black and white ruffed lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs and crowned lemurs. All of these species are endangered, with black and white ruffed lemurs being classed as critically endangered in the wild.
Newquay Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, a conservation charity that helps to halt species decline. Several of Newquay’s lemurs are in breeding programmes, and the zoo has had a good deal of success, including the birth of black and white ruffed lemur triplets last spring. Tickets to Wake up with Newquay Zoo cost £35 per person, and spaces are limited, so please book in advance.