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Animal Experience Day – Fur and Feathers @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Photo by BBOWT

Come and meet the keepers from ‘The Animal Experience’. This week they are bring a selection of animals which will include Meerkats, a hit with all ages, African Hedgehogs, quite distinct from those found in this country.

Gambian Pouch Rats these used for sniffing out landmines, and able to identify someone infected with tuberculosis purely by scent. An African Grey Parrot: “Georgie” — the most intelligent of parrots, and with an extensive vocabulary! Sugargliders, similar to miniature flying mice, and an Umbrella Cockatoo, a bird with real attitude!

Please note: this list may vary slightly if for example animals are carrying young.

Multiple sessions available throughout the day – please see the ‘tickets’ link for more information and to book.

Who is this event suitable for?
Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult who has also booked a place.

What to bring?
A camera if you would like a record of the event.

Is there an age limit for children?

Children need to be 3+ years

Access details: The Nature Discovery Centre is fully accessible.

Wild Bird Rescue Encounter @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come along to the Nature Discovery Centre this Summer to meet Aimee Wallis. Aimee is the founder of Corvid Dawn Wild Bird Rescue which rescues and rehabilitates wild birds.

Aimee will share her huge knowledge and experiences of bird rescue and introduce you to some of her current birds. She’ll demonstrate just how intelligent and perceptive birds can be and promote understanding of British wild birds during this interactive experience.

Aimee concentrates on rescuing corvids (crow family) but also welcomes the song birds and other British wild birds. Her mission is to open minds, educate and share her experiences of corvids, to take great care and have the upmost respect and patience with each and every bird, large and small, that she takes in.

Her first priority is always getting the bird back out into the wild in its natural habitat, however, Aimee also takes in cruelty cases where birds have been mistreated or neglected, providing an experienced home and finding foster homes for those that can’t be released back into the wild.

Aimee has rescued birds and other animals since she was a child, inspired by her grandmother’s great love of animals and growing up in the countryside. Her love affair with crows began with a blind crow called ‘Wonder’ and in that 5 years she has since raised over 400 corvids and other birds.

This event is suitable for anyone, adults and children over 5 years old who has an interest in birds and wildlife.

There are multiple sessions throughout the day, please click on the ‘tickets’ link for more information and to book.