Wednesday, 6 October 2010



We were very pleased to welcome Lee today from The Tourism Network – whose remit was to shoot a video of the Park ready to present at the Beautiful South award ceremony on 21st October – Gala dinner.  Last year we were proud to win the Silver Award in the category ‘Best Visitor Attraction in the south east of England’.  This year we’ve entered the same category and are extremely excited at having been shortlisted once again! 

We walked around the Park together and fortunately the weather brightened with every moment!  Lee had planned to spend an hour on the shoot but ended up spending nearly three and a half hours with us!  It was great fun!  Lee said he has taken videos at hundreds of wildlife parks and tourist attractions and, in his opinion rates Seaview Wildlife Encounter up there with the very best!  Thanks Lee – and we look forward to seeing you again at the gala awards dinner on the 21st!

I took a few photos as we went – as a memento of the day!


Lee with Penguin waterfall backdrop

Dippy, Jane & kids Oct 10

We started off at the Penguin Pool – the image on the right shows Lee with his video camera rolling ….

The image on the left is our Darling Dippy having a waddle around with two lovely youngsters who kindly obliged us with some photos this morning!  Left of the image is Lily, then Mum Jane, and on the right is Zach (Zach’s Mum, Melissa is just out of view!)  It goes without saying that Dippy enjoyed being the centre of attention and is seen here stretching his flippers out in a typical relaxed pose for the camera!

Zach & young Albino Wallaby (resized)



Dippy & the kids


On the left: Lily and Zach get even closer to Dippy.


On the right: young Zach took a real shine to one of the Albino Wallabies youngsters!





Fern & Zach feeding Wallabies 2 (resized)

Zach, Fern & Mr Fluffy 2 (resized)

Left: Fern, one of our Animal Care Team, was great with the kids and allowed Zach to really indulge his interest in the gentle Wallaby mob!


Right: Fern holds Mr Fluffy for the rather handsome Zach



Zach feeding Wallbies 4 (resized)




Lily feeding Wallabies

Zach (left) was completely enthralled by the Wallabies!



Lily (right) took the opportunity to skip and jump around with one of the larger Wallabies!



Mums & kids feeding at lower lake 2 (resized)




Below: Lee and Boris the Moluccan Cockatoo eyeing each other out !!

Lee first noticing Borris (resized)




Above: Mums and kids feeding the wildfowl down at the lower lake.


Damian being a videographer (resized)





Left: Damian is one of a pair of Green-Crested Touracos that free-fly in our Tropical House.  He’s inquisitive, cheeky and very forward!  Lee took some footage of Damian on my head and I captured a couple of shots of Damian checking out Lee’s video equipment!

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