Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Autumn Newsletter


Autumn leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in … and only a short time to go until we close (4th November) for the winter.

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This summer’s intermittent wet weather and tight economic climate have had an obvious influence on visitor numbers to the Island and tourism businesses across the UK. Despite this, Seaview Wildlife has been leading the way with personal, one-on-one Wildlife Experiences!


We had a great first season of Penguin, Meerkat and Combo Encounters!  These unique VIP wildlife experiences were launched in March 2012 in response to popular demand from our visitors –
adding to our “Keeper for a Day”, “Junior Wildlife Experience” and “Wildest Date” Encounters that proved to be so popular in the two previous years.

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The Wallaby Joeys that were so tiny earlier in the summer are spending more time hopping about in Wallaby Walkabout and less time tucked up in the safety of their mothers’ pouches. All three youngsters are doing really well.

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Our Chilean Flamingos have bred very well again this year. We are pleased to be supplying Belfast Zoo with 16 of our young adult birds later in the  Autumn – the introduction of new bloodlines to encourage genetic diversity is a vitally important part of all captive breeding programmes.


Those readers who regularly follow our Blog may know that our Humboldt Penguins’ annual moult took longer than usual this year.  This is likely to have been due to the  inconsistent summer weather and fewer hours of sunshine.  The end result was worth the wait though – with a proud Penguin colony in natural tuxedos looking as dashing as ever!



Book now for your own Personal Wildlife Encounter!

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Why not book your VIP Wildlife Encounter for this October half term holiday or Spring 2013?

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In addition to our nine daily Wildlife Keeper Presentations our extra special one-on-one Wildlife Encounters have been extremely popular this summer. “An experience of a lifetime” for adults and children alike, these Encounters offer really close up, personal time, feeding and getting to know the animals (Personal DVD of images included). Choose from:

· Keeper for a Day (ages 12 – 112!)

· Junior Wildlife Experience (ages 6 – 15)

· Penguin or Meerkat Encounter (or Combo Encounters) (adults and children 6+)

· Wildest Place for a Special Date (adults, 18+)

For more information please see our website:
Pre-booking is essential; to check availability please email or phone 01983 612153.

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