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A gateway to the natural world

Designed for teachers, Royal's Education Service offers a wide range of supporting resource materials to help teachers get the most out of their visit to Royal. Whether you are coming to the zoo for a cross curricular day or to focus specifically on science, maths, English, geography, drama or art you will find that we have resources that are appropriate. The zoo has a huge potential to support children of all ages right across the curriculum, there are packs and worksheets that have been devised for work around the Park and as follow-up to any visit you may make. Although mostly designed for teachers, these resources are available to all.

All the resources are £5 or less and the cost only covers the printing cost, once purchased, individual schools can copy the work sheets for the children and the extra information for adults as many times as necessary.

Meerkats rely on one member of their group taking on the duty of sentry and looking out for predators. This enables the others to concentrate on looking for grubs in the ground. Tamarins nearly always give birth to twins. The father looks after the young for the majority of the time, handing them back to the mother when they need feeding.

It was birthday celebration time at Royal – the zoo was thirty-two years old which is actually quite young for a zoo! A hundred assorted zoo people were gathered at Royal for the Federation of Zoos’ annual conference and they joined in wishing Royal “Happy Birthday”! A special cake (baked by Stainers of Bishops Waltham) was cut by Head Keeper David Schofield who also celebrates his 32 nd birthday this year. Recent births include a Chilean pudu – the smallest deer in the world – this animal is less than a foot tall when fully grown and weighs less than 9 lbs. Our baby has been called San Miguel and is a very pretty animal. Look out also for addax, sitatunga, nyala and sable antelope calves. We have an ocelot kitten, Hannah, born to Libby and Manduri. Until their new enclosure is ready they can be seen in the house opposite the semi-aquatic (hippo) house. If you look carefully you might also spot a black and white ruffed lemur baby in the World of Lemurs and down in Tropical World – 19 scorpion babies – cute!

We have a delightful family of golden lion tamarins including the twins born on 1 st May. They can be found opposite Into Africa (the giraffe house) and are free-ranging animals. These beautiful animals have been pulled back from extinction in the wild and their numbers are beginning to recover thanks to captive breeding in zoos and careful monitoring and care in reserves in the wild. Royal is looking glorious with the herd animals enjoying their paddocks. You can enjoy a vista which includes rhino, kudu, ostrich, oryx, zebra and guinea fowl – a spectacular sight.

The pond near the entrance gate to Royal has been completely redeveloped to include a new island for squirrel monkeys who will take up residence soon. Elsewhere, work is going ahead well with the new enclosure for ocelots. This is a Royal Zoological Society project and the recent Prowl in the Park, a fund-raising sponsored walk for the ocelot enclosure attracted many walkers.

Our new Thank You board near the entrance gate is where thanks and acknowledgement for support can be found. Adopters and supporters will see their names in the appropriate section. Children’s adoptions, however, are still acknowledged near Encounter Village and adopters of species in Tropical World will find their names in the entrance to the tropical house. Our new board provides information about what is happening in the zoo during the day.