Tuesday, 6 April 2010

New Weasel at Wildwood

Wildwood has taken delivery of a new male weasel.

Studley, on breeding loan from the British Wildlife centre is to be mated with Wildwoods own female weasels over the coming months.

It is intended that the some of the offspring will be going back to the British Wildlife Centre.

The keeper team will be hand rearing a couple of these amazing animals so that they can be involved in filming and for talks at the park.

"He is just getting used to his new enclosure and a new mate" commented Karen Price, Senior Keeper at Wildwood "They are getting on fine and it will be good to have the patter of very small feet later on in the year!"

Monday, 5 April 2010

Wildwood hosts Countryfile

Countryfile have been filming (Tuesday 30th March 2010) at Wildwood, Kent's award winning woodland discovery park for a programme to be aired on Sunday 11th April 2010.

The programme being filmed was dealing with the disappearing species of the UK, and will feature a Wildwood hedgehog and pine marten.

John Craven came to the park especially to do the filming and Wildwood has featured a number of times on Countryfile.

Hugh Warwick who has written a book recently "A Prickly Affair - My life with Hedgehogs" was interviewed with a hedgehog, Tony Mitchell-Jones of Natural England was filmed with the pine martens all to illustrate the fact that many species are in danger of disappearing.

"Wildwood is a great resource for this type of filming" commented Peter Smith Chief Executive of Wildwood Trust "There are animals here that would take a film crew a long time to get good shots of and it gives us the opportunity to let people know about the work we do"