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View from the Zoo: Murphy gets used to his surroundings

We would like to introduce you to Murphy our one-year-old Californian sea lion who arrived from Belfast zoo in February.

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TRAVEL REVIEW: Fun for everyone at Butlins Skegness

TRAVEL REVIEW: Fun for everyone at Butlins Skegness

The school holidays are ideal for making family memories - and you can’t go wrong with an action-packed short break at Butlins in Skegness.

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The Royal Oak, Gillamoor

Dining Out: The Royal Oak, Gillamoor

What a lovely little village Gillamoor is. I don’t recall ever visiting it, I would certainly have remembered, it’s so picturesque and peaceful.

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The baby flamingo getting to know his new flamingo friends.

View from the Zoo: Baby flamingo who stands out from the crowd

We would like to introduce to you Flamingo Land’s very own hand-reared flamingo chick. It hatched on October 31 and is now six months old and has already started to develop it’s first pink feathers.

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Coltsfoot

Country Diary: Plant is rich in minerals and trace elements

It was a joy to receive a beautiful hand-written letter from regular reader of ‘Country Diary’ Sheila Gray. Is the art of letter writing dying out? I do hope not, it’s so personal and friendly.

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Figaros, Pickering

Dining Out: Figaros, Pickering

Figaros, Pickering

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The lemur encounter at Flamingo Land is open from 11am.

View from the Zoo: Season in full swing with more activities

Last weekend our summer season began, and with the park now open later we have moved our talk times around to help visitors see even more animals and attend more events.

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Kimba, one of Flamingo Land's rock wallabies.

View from the Zoo: Animal moves aid breeding programmes

Captive breeding is a most important iniative and is necessary to increase species numbers. Zoos across the world work together to co-ordinate their efforts and many species are part of European endangered species breeding programmes.

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Check out the pond which will be heaving with frog spawn.

Country Diary: Take time to explore haven of tranquility

“Hoooo ... hoo-hoo-hukoooo” – the far-carrying song of the tawny owl is well known. Originally it was purely a woodland bird, but is now the most common and widespread by Britain’s owls, even in parks and gardens.

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Rock pools provide great interest for all at Robin Hood's Bay.

Walks: Discover treasures of the sea on seashore stroll

I can think of no walk more spectacular than the Cleveland Way from Ravenscar’s Raven Hall Hotel to Robin Hood’s Bay. This week, for those who wish to extend their walk, I suggest a stroll along the beach to meet some of the natural inhabitants of the seashore.

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Meerkats in their enclosure at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Meerkats have lots of social interaction

At Flamingo Land we have two groups of meerkats. Our largest group is found in the Children’s Planet area and is made up of six individuals so they have lots of social interactions between the members of their group.

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A redwing

Country Diary: Well-stocked food supplies at mere site

Immediately after the Beast from the East moved west, an optimistic frog hopped along our drive to welcome spring! Unfortunately, many birds may have suffered, due to lack of food.

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Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

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Hetty recently celebrated her fifth birthday at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Bactrian camel numbers are on the decrease

Recently on February 25 one of Flamingo Land’s lovely Bactrian camels called Hetty turned five years old. She celebrated her birthday with Jessie and Khan.

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Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

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Phill Jupitus

Just Down The Road: Phill Jupitus

Helmsley Arts Centre, Sunday March 18 at 7.30pm

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Don’t miss: The Witching Hour

Don’t miss: The Witching Hour

Milton Rooms, Malton, Friday March 23 at 7.30pm

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Bug hotel building will be a new activity for the wildlife club.

View from the Zoo: Nature grant to help set up new wildlife club

Flamingo Land has been awarded a World Association of Zoos and Aquariums nature grant which will enable the zoo to run a wildlife holiday club for holiday village guests, day visitors and crucially the local community.

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Some of the families who attended the educators day at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Packed day of fun at home educators day

The education centre at Flamingo Land recently hosted a spring home educators day with over 30 families attending for a day full of activities and events.

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