Saturday, 28 February 2015

We are on a roll only three weeks to go

In with the New ......
Three weeks to go and Seaview is on a roll getting ready to open the ranch for the 2015 season.  New creative ideas are buzzing , new recruitment, new animals about to arrive, new installations , new opened up spacious enclosures, new chef Charlie with a fantastic new menu that has the WOW factor, a new surprise encounter about to be announced, a new harbour scene, a new marketing brand and a new website to be unveiled in April….  Phew…..
        Print off our discount voucher or show from your smart phone if you decide to come on down to the ranch to see all the exciting changes!
Warner Coast hotel

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Red Funnel My Isle Of Wight Awards

You are one of the Top 3 Island businesses nominated in the Red Funnel myisleofwight Awards 2014 in the following category:
Best Place to Make a Furry Friend
We would like to invite you to our informal awards evening on Thursday 19th March 2015 at Northwood House at 6pm to celebrate and find out who has scooped this year’s Award.
red_funnel_red_eagle Fern and Sally Award

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Countdown to Opening

The countdown is on…. four weeks to opening the ranch up again for the 2015 season on Saturday March 21st…..
The Team are busy recruiting, training, preparing new areas that have had a major re-vamp this winter and everywhere gets a new lick of fresh paint before we open the doors.

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Last year at opening it was just like the ‘ harrods sale ‘ so fingers crossed for a successful re-launch.
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What’s New ?  Lots happening, new arrivals and new creative fun ideas, designs and installations at Seaview – come on over and see all the fantastic changes…..

Friday, 20 February 2015

Flamingo Conservation

Fantastic meeting on site with Slimbridge Wetlands Trust today. We had our very first flock of Chilean Flamingos from Slimbridge over 40 years ago! An exciting conservation project in the pipeline... watch this space !

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_DSC4972 pink flamingo Chilean still sitting on egg late Sept 10 (cropped) (2) Flamingo David Nordell Image

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Penguin breeding season is on a roll….

This time of the year is messy chaos at the penguin enclosure.   The keeper team carefully build the penguin nests by putting a brick area in each nesting cave and line the inside out with fresh clean hay.  Then the mayhem starts!  Penguins love to steal each others nesting material.  Once a penguin leaves the cave the sneaky penguin waddles as fast as he can into another cave to pinch the fresh hay and rush back to his cave without being caught!  It’s hilarious to watch… 

If caught, there is a stand off and a squabble and the naughty penguin is sent packing very quickly!  After a while things settle down when the female is ready to lay her first egg and the nest is built to their exact standard!

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Our first penguin egg of 2015 was laid yesterday on Valentines Day!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A light sprinkling of snow over Seaview

A very light dusting of snow sprinkled over the Isle Of Wight this week leaving a white coating that looked very beautiful.  The Meerkats loved playing and searching for their mealworms in the icy mounds….
Meerkat in the snow eating mealworms
Meerkat burpMeerkat and mealworms all gone