HEAD KEEPERS BLOG
There’s always something new happening at The Tropical Butterfly House – keep up to date with all the latest animal antics from Animal Presenter, Heather Scott.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing, photo courtesy of www.birding.in
Two young Yellow-wattled Lapwings (Vanellus malabaricus) are making themselves at home after arriving last week. This species is found throughout India and is a medium sized wading bird, reaching around 25cm tall. Their habitat consists of scrubland and grassland and they feed on insects and other invertebrates.
Our Goliath Birdeater’s recently shedded exoskeleton, photo by Heather Scott
With a legspan reaching up to thirty centimetres, the Goliath Birdeater is second in size only to the Giant Hunstman Spider; but is widely considered to be larger in mass, weighing up to one hundred and seventy grams. They are a member of …
Animal Presenter, Ben Coulson, with Kato
We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of a new Green-winged Macaw! ‘Kato’ is still very young at 10 months old but is already being trained to fly alongside Alfie, another Green-winged Macaw, and Coco, a Blue and Gold Macaw, in the daily free-flying Bird Displays.
Ben Coulson, Animal …