Jessie the Snow Leopard

 

Jessie was born at the Welsh Mountain Zoo on 28/04/14. She moved to PWP as part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP) in November 2015 to be paired up with our male Panja. 

 

 

She has a big personality and is well known for her funny antics, even going viral for her excited wiggle in front of a new CCTV camera fitted in her habitat. 

 

She is a bundle of energy and when she is feeling playful, she can be seen bouncing, leaping and running around her habitat, often trying to involve Panja whether he likes it or not! She is very clever and loves doing health check training with her keepers where she learns new behaviours very quickly.

 

Please support Jessie by donating to the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire’s Emergency Animal Fundraiser page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/animalsupportfund

 

Your donation will go to the direct upkeep of our beautiful animals while the park experiences the financial impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank-you. The animals and team here at Paradise Wildlife Park are so grateful.

 

Video: https://www.facebook.com/pwlpk/videos/1932484063498818/ 

 

 

Zuri, the African Lioness

 

Zuri was born at PWP to mum Kya and dad Moto on 26/01/13. 

 

Being an "only child" she got all of the attention from the pride and her keepers affectionately named her 'Princess' before she was given her proper name, and she certainly lives up to that nickname! 

 

 

She does whatever she likes and her mum and dad generally let her get away with it! She is very sociable with her family and often sits as close as she possibly can to her mum and her sister, Izulu, even if that means sitting on top of them. She can often be heard joining in on territory calls with dad Moto. 

 

She loves to play and particularly enjoys playing football with anything she can roll around with her paws including boomer balls, watermelons and even the odd CCTV camera that she has pulled off of her habitat! Zuri was spotted by one of our visitors chasing a wind-up toy with a little boy through the glass and she has been widely adored for her child-like nature.

 

Please support Zuri by donating to the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire’s Emergency Animal Fundraiser page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/animalsupportfund

 

Your donation will go to the direct upkeep of our beautiful animals while the park experiences the financial impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank-you. The animals and team here at Paradise Wildlife Park are so grateful.

 

Video: https://www.facebook.com/pwlpk/videos/569754573619665/?t=0

 

 

 

Aleena and Siberia, the Amur Tigers

 

Aleena and Siberia are sisters who were born at our sister site at The Big Cat Sanctuary on 27/06/12 and moved to PWP at approximately a year and a half old. 

 

 

Aleena is very social and talkative and likes to greet her keepers with lots of chuffles and tiger talk. She loves the water and spends warm days dipping in and out of her pool as well as playing with the boomer balls that the keepers float in the water for her. She has a real mischievous side and likes to stalk and sneak up on her sister to surprise her. 

 

Siberia loves to play, and her favourite things are card board boxes which she enjoys ripping up in to tiny pieces. She also loves new smells and will investigate perfume that keepers use in their habitat for enrichment by rubbing all over it. She is very smart and enjoys her health check training with her keepers, where she has learned to go on weighing scales, open her mouth for dental checks and present her hip for vaccinations.

 

Both tigers will be moving into their now ‘Land of the Tigers’ when construction can be safely completed. ‘Land of the Tigers’ is a totally bespoke habitat that will be themed around the illegal logging trade in Russia. This illegal trade is one of the main causes for why the Amur tiger are endangered in the wild and Aleena and Siberia will act as an ambassador for those wild cousins affected. 

Please support Aleena and Siberia by donating to the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire’s Emergency Animal Fundraiser page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/animalsupportfund

 

Your donation will go to the direct upkeep of our beautiful animals while the park experiences the financial impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank-you. The animals and team here at Paradise Wildlife Park are so grateful.

 

 

 

Bombora, the Laughing Kookaburra 


 

Bombora hatched at Calderglen Country Park in Scotland on 26/5/2015 where he was hand reared by keepers.

 

Nicky (Section Leader of Birds & Shows) and Aaron Whitnall drove all the way to Scotland and back again to collect him in an epic 27-hour road trip on 07/09/2015.

 

 

He has been with us ever since, initially starring in our Animal Antic shows in the Jungle Theatre, until March 1st 2019, when he made his outdoor flying debut. He now features daily in our Bird Shows.

He is a really popular bird on section as he is such a character. He is very inquisitive and always interested in keepers and new things. His favourite toys are anything he can either stab with his beak, sit on, or slam. 

 

His favourite show behaviour (besides flying really low over everyone’s heads) is to grab ‘Rodney’ the super venous rubber snake (toy) by the head and slam him against a branch. Repeatedly. Sometimes he doesn’t want to give Rodney back to the keepers!! This is a really natural behaviour for him as in the wild in Australia, kookaburras eat venomous snakes and lizards.

 

His favourite keeper is whoever has food or toys for him at that moment. 

 

His favourite past times are sunbathing, diving into his water bath, and calling, first thing in the morning when keepers arrive to say hi.

 

Please support Bombora by donating to the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire’s Emergency Animal Fundraiser page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/animalsupportfund

 

Your donation will go to the direct upkeep of our beautiful animals while the park experiences the financial impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank-you. The animals and team here at Paradise Wildlife Park are so grateful.

 

 

Tornado, the Striped Skunk

 

Tornado was born at Chessington World of Adventures on the 9th May 2019, so he’s still only 10 months old! 

 

He came to live with us here at PWP on 28th December 2019 when Nicky went to collect him. On the way home in the van, he fell asleep on top of the towel and Nicky fell in love with him. Sadly, Tom (deputy Section Leader) has also fallen in love with him, and all the animals Nicky loves usually end up preferring Tom anyway!

 

 

Tornado is a really fast learner and has picked up training for the shows really fast. He is nearly doing a full routine after just 6 weeks and will be raring to get in the shows as soon as PWP reopens to the public.

 

He is an omnivore so eats everything we offer him, but his favourite things are peppers and mealworms. His sense of smell is excellent, so he enjoys using that to find favourite food items.

 

When we are training him, he follows keepers and on his way,  home breaks into a gallop all the way through the wild flower bed to try to beat us home!

 

He will definitely be another star of the show.

 

Please support Tornado by donating to the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire’s Emergency Animal Fundraiser page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/animalsupportfund

 

Your donation will go to the direct upkeep of our beautiful animals while the park experiences the financial impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank-you. The animals and team here at Paradise Wildlife Park are so grateful.