New year, New babies...
(Updated on 03/02/2020)
The start of 2020 has already seen some new arrivals at the park. Baby Blue Spiny Lizards were born to our new group a few days ago, and have been moved to secure rearing quarters off-show. Electric Blue Geckos are also new arrivals. Our pair have just laid their first eggs which are under incubation, as is the first egg of the year from our Ruppell's Vultures. Two species which breed here regularly are our two groups the Red-bellied Tamarins one of which has a new baby, bringing the total at the park to fifteen. Two pairs will move to the Czech Republic at the end of the month. Yet another baby Tayra is being reared by our adult pair. They are 'old hands' at this and their youngsters are now found all over Europe. A pair of Tayra is due to move to Denmark soon, too. Joey's have been spotted in the pouches of several Parma Wallabies, and also Brush-tailed Possums and Rufous Bettongs, all animals which breed regularly at Hamerton. Our pair of Tasmanian Golden Possums, which are thought to be the one ones outside Australia, had a male baby last year - they too have another joey in the pouch.
03/02/2020 UPDATE - At the end of January a number of these moves were done. The pair of Hamerton Tayra were moved to KrokodileZoo in Denmark, a female Greater Grison joined males sent earlier to Zoo Schonebeck, in Germany and Rufous Bettongs made the journey to the Eifel Zoo, also in Germany.