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View from the Zoo: Joeys emerge into limelight

It has been an exciting month for new arrivals here at the zoo and in particular our Australia section has seen some little ones emerge from their mothers’ pouches and take their first hops around their home.

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Stinging nettles contain a number of health relieving ingredients including iron, folic acid and histamine.

Country Diary: Memories of the first taste of nettle soup

What was so special on Tuesday August 2, 1960? Well, I arose at 4.40am on Bardsey Island, and walked to the North Cliff to record bird movement. I’d been awarded two weeks’ holiday there, along with four Dutch naturalists; two Germans; a Swedish lad, and an English couple, for the sole purpose of recording flora and fauna on this remote island off the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. What an adventure it proved to be!

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Balu and Zimba have now moved to be part of a breeding program.

View from the Zoo: Rhinos move on to pastures new

At the end of last month Flamingo Land said goodbye to their two male white rhinos, Balu (six years old) and Zimba (eight years old).

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Yorkshire's quirkiest holiday accommodation

Yorkshire's quirkiest holiday accommodation

Looking for holiday accommodation with a difference in Yorkshire this summer?

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View from the Zoo: World Tapir Day helps raise awareness to threat in the wild

View from the Zoo: World Tapir Day helps raise awareness to threat in the wild

World Tapir Day which took place on 27 April celebrates all four living species of tapir including the Malayan, Baird’s, Lowland and Mountain tapir. All tapirs are at risk of extinction and the day helps to raise awareness and create support, shedding light on the challenges and threats these amazing creatures face in the wild.

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View from the old Alum works looking over the golf course towards Raven Hall Hotel.

Your Day Out: Breathtaking coast views

Ravenscar is a small village about 10.5 miles north-north east of Scarborough. It was originally planned as a holiday resort in the late 19th century, but was never finished. It’s described as, “the village that never was”. Standing 600ft above sea level, on the coast overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, visitors are overwhelmed by the dramatic view. It has become a popular place for holidays, although it still remains small. The scenery is most attractive, and the Raven Hall Hotel has a fine golf course.

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A visit to Filey Dams Nature Reserve reaped its rewards.

Country Diary: A busy week as spring gathers pace

Spring heralds renewed activity. Michael has planted seeds of broad beans, runner beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. I painted the green trellis, to his hammering bird silhouettes onto the fencing, and council workmen progressed with footpath maintenance. All to the mouth-watering aroma of bacon and mushrooms issuing from alfresco dining.

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A male peacock puts on a great display of its colourful tail feathers.

View from the Zoo: Impressive display to attract a mate

If you have ever visited Flamingo Land you may have noticed we have free ranging peafowl, or peacocks, in our park. The peacocks are very friendly which is why we are able to allow them to wander around the park and not keep them within an enclosure.

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Thousands of fans are expected to line the route for this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire.

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands.

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Lorikeets in their new enclosure at Flamingo Land Resort.

View from the Zoo: Close encounter with a colourful species of parrot

Back in November we told you about our new rainbow lorikeet exhibit opening. The developers added an extension along with making several modifications to the old Bongo Warrior’s hut to turn it into a bird aviary.

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Butterbur can be seen erupting into flower on river banks and areas of wet earth.

Country Diary: Nature has cast her wand over the countryside

A dog is man’s best friend. However, over the past decade many peaceful, country walks have been ruined by unprovoked aggressive attacks by unleashed pets. Farmers have complained of sheep being chased or killed, and dog owners have themselves to blame if their pet is shot.

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What a weekend! Your photos of sunny Yorkshire

What a weekend! Your photos of sunny Yorkshire

With temperatures exceeding 20 degrees at the weekend, Yorkshire felt more like the Med.

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Baringo is now settling in at Flamingo Land Resort.

View from the Zoo: Excitement as Baringo joins zoo family

The team at Flamingo Land are delighted to announce the arrival of Baringo, a 24-year-old male black rhino from Dvůr Králové zoo in the Czech Republic. He is currently settling into his new home at our Selous Black Rhino Reserve.

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Beekeepers are now looking for queens in the hive.

Country Diary: Fragrant and magical scents of springtime

Again rejoicing nature sees, Her robe assume its vernal hues,

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Kuasa pictured at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: A new daughter for Flamingo Land’s Kuasa

The three Sumatran tiger cubs born at Flamingo Land have just celebrated their third birthday.

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The song of the chiff chaff was heard on March 18 this year.

Country Diary: First summer songbird is an early bird

It’s arrived! Our first summer songbird, which arrived in our neighbourhood on March 18. Last year it was March 21. The chiff chaff derives its name from the rather monotonous song – “chiff chaff chaff chiff”, delivered from the bare branches of a tall tree. This tiny bird has brownish-olive upperparts and off-white underparts, with yellow tinged breast.

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Tod on duty near the kafue lechwe enclosure.

View from the Zoo: Dummy keeper, Tod, is valuable member of team

This week we are letting you in on a little secret on some of the more peculiar ways our keepers look after our animals.

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Dogs Mercury grows on the edge of woodland and hedgerows.

Country Diary: Plant is named after Roman God

Happy birthday dear Tigga,

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Glorious display of daffodils beside the River Dove in Farndale.

Your Day Out: Blooming fields of gold

In the heart of the North York Moors National Park is a scattered farming community renowned for its wild daffodils – Farndale.

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Name the baby giraffe

Name the baby giraffe - and win a family ticket to Flamingo Land

Name Flamingo Land’s new baby giraffe - and win a family ticket to the theme park and zoo!

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