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New Arrivals at Wildlife Park 21 May 2004

A crop of young animals at the Curraghs Wildlife Park have got the keepers excited. So far in 2004 two Waldrapp ibis have been hatched and two white storks in addition to a baby crab-eating macaque, a species of monkey from south-east Asia. Park staff are also incubating four eggs from the Demoiselle cranes while the red-lored amazon parrots are incubating eggs on their own.

General Manager, Mr Nick Pinder, said:

"We're very pleased that the Waldrapp ibis have bred again. This is one of the rarest birds in the world with a breeding population of less than 200 and it's important that zoos and wildlife parks breed them for possible reintroduction projects in the future. They're not the prettiest of birds for our visitors to see but, in a strange way, their ugliness seems to add to their attractiveness."

The Wildlife Park is gearing up for an influx of visitors with street theatre over the coming holiday weekend and the midweek evening barbecues due to start in TT week.

Customer Services Duty Manager, Tina Hampton, commented:

"We love to see all the visitors at the Wildlife Park enjoying themselves and, once again, the comments in the visitor book so far are very positive."

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