The Isle Of Wight is sizzling hot and the heat wave means keepers need to be monitoring the animals even more and tending to their every need so they keep as cool and happy as possible in very hot conditions.
Our albino wallaby mob that originate from Tasmania and Australia are susceptible to skin cancers and many do not survive in their native homelands. Twice a day the team apply factor 50 to their ears, tail tips and noses.
The colony of Humboldt Penguins that originate from South America go through an annual moult each summer time and shed all their old tatty feathers and then grow back a beautiful new smart black and white set! The in between time goes a little pear shaped and there sometimes is a gap between moulting properly and bald patches appearing thus, being susceptible to the burning suns rays making their little backs pink and burnt! We also apply Factor 50 to our penguins during this time.
Our story made the National papers!!…….