Three black bears born at Woburn Safari Park

Date Posted: 17/04/2016

A trio of North American black bear cubs has been born at Woburn Safari Park, and groups will have the opportunity to spot them while on a coach trip around the safari drive-through part of the park.

The cubs, as yet unnamed, are the first to be born at the Bedfordshire-based park in 18 years. Woburn claims to be the only place in the UK that the public can see North American black bears.

Visitors to the park will be able to see the cubs in the bears and wolves drive through section of Kingdom of Carnivores, and enjoy seeing them climbing and exploring their home as they grow.

The bear cubs aren’t the only young additions to the park. Two endangered Amur tiger cubs, called Milashki and Mishka, turned six months old in March.

The tigers, like the bears, live in the Kingdom of Carnivores drive-through enclosures, and can be seen exploring and learning everything they need from their mother Minerva.

Groups visiting Woburn in the next few months can also catch a glimpse of a few new faces in the walk-through Australian Walkabout area. A new generation of red necked wallabies has been born, and the babies are currently getting used to visitors entering the Australian-themed pen.

A new home for the tortoises

Also new at Woburn this year is the opening of Chelonia Pathways. This the newest enclosure in the Animal Encounters' area of Woburn, and is the new home for a family of Aldabra tortoises.

Groups can wander the Chelonia Pathways and get a great view of the indoor and outdoor home of the tortoises, who are called Gordon, Flo, Harold, Ken and Albert.

The new house features underfloor heating, deep sand and soil, and large water pools. The enclosure allows visitors the opportunity to view these prehistoric reptiles both indoors and outdoors.

Group booking information

Coaches are welcome are Woburn safari Park, and group rates are available.

GTOs should call 01525-290407 to book a group visit.

For further information visit woburnsafari.co.uk/group-visits.

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