Noah's News Blog
UK’s largest Elephant Habitat to open in July at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.
One of the most luxurious elephant habitats in northern Europe, Elephant Eden is set to be the most ambitious south-west tourist attraction in 2013. The 20 acre site will offer an amazing opportunity for visitors to witness these majestic animals up close.
With a purpose-built elephant house, bathing pool, grass fields for grazing, woodland and even mud wallows, this beautiful environment provides a rich visitor experience whilst providing significantly more space to roam and welfare improvements.
World-leading Elephant Consultant Alan Roocroft, who helped design the state-of-the-art elephant house – has described the project as a ‘five star hotel for elephants’.
The zoo has recruited experienced Elephant Keeper Sandra de Rek, who has arrived from Holland to begin preparations for the arrival of the elephants, which are hoped to include both Asian and African species.
Visitors will be able to get an exclusive preview of the attraction during the May Half Term, making this an ideal half-term activity. Tours start on the 27th May and run daily throughout the week at 1:45pm.
The first Elephants are planned to arrive in July making Noah’s Ark ideal the perfect day out with the kids during the summer holiday.
Rihanna the Reindeer Brings Sunshine to Noah’s Ark
Reindeers are usually associated with Christmas but our latest addition to the zoo has been born in lovely spring sunshine.
It’s hardly surprising that Rihanna the reindeer has bought the sun with her given that she is named after the Barbadian pop star.
And like her namesake Rihanna the reindeer has been extremely confident – quickly taking to her new home at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol.
Rihanna was born to mum Roxie and dad Rocky at our 100 acre family zoo which is located in Wraxall, North Somerset.
Rihanna was up on her feet quickly and is now enjoying the new sights, sounds and smells at the zoo.
Her keepers took her and mum Roxie on a short walk yesterday to explore and to meet new little orphan lambs who were also born this week.
Noah’s Ark has over 100 sorts of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, including several important species classified as ‘endangered’ & ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List. These include Cotton Topped Tamarins (Critically Endangered), White Rhinos (Near Threatened), Brazilian Tapirs (Vulnerable) and Siamang Gibbons (Endangered).
The zoo is opening the UK’s largest elephant sanctuary this summer, the 20 acre ‘Elephant Eden’ which will offer welfare improvements to captive-bred elephants.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is open this Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday and Monday, with special appearances by the popular children’s TV characters ‘Ben and Holly’ on Saturday. ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’ is a new stage show beginning at Bristol Hippodrome this month and the costumed characters will be strolling around the zoo to meet their fans at Noah’s Ark.
For more information and zoo news, please visit http://www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk/ or phone 01275 852606.
Meet Ben & Holly at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is coming to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm with a meet and greet opportunity for our visitors.
Children will be thrilled to see characters from this British television series which is set in an enchanted magical kingdom with fairies, elves and insects.
Ben & Holly is running at the Bristol Hippodrome this summer and you can meet the cast of this incredibly popular show between 11.30am- 2.30pm on Saturday, May 4.
There will be six Ben & Holly appearances of approximately 15 minutes each, as well as plenty of time for meet and greet and photo opportunities.
This BAFTA award-winning animation comes from the team that made Peppa Pig and this is a unique chance to meet Ben & Holly, and all the other characters, in person.
The half hourly appearances (factoring in 15 minute breaks for the performers) will be at:
The Hippodrome appearance is the very first time that Ben & Holly will be on stage so be sure to bring your children here to see them for an unforgettable day out in Bristol! We look forward to seeing you here.
For more information about the event please visit www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk or phone 01275 852606.