Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset TA20 4DD

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News Archive

Below are the news reports for Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, covering significant events concerning the animal collection, such as births, arrivals, departures, and deaths.

Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park Details

Birth: June 2009

Nine baby Coatis have been born, to two different mothers.

Arrival: 12 May 2009

A new male Ostrich has arrived, to join the three females as replacement for the male that died suddenly towards the end of last year.

Birth: September 2008

Twin Common Marmosets have been born.

Depart: Summer 2008

Lily, the third of the Amur Leopard cubs born at the Park in 2004, has been moved to Aywaille Zoo, Belgium. The other two were transferred to Paradise Park, Kent, earlier in the year.

Birth: Winter 2007

Twin Emperor Tamarin babies born, to parents Poppy and Ron, bringing the group size up to 7.

Arrival: 2006

A pair of Black-tailed Silvery Marmosets have arrived. Their new enclosure should be completed early in 2007.

Birth: 2006

Three female Southern Ground Hornbill chicks hatched. When sufficiently grown, they will be transferred to other UK collections to help make new breeding pairs.


Where possible, the dates given are for the event itself, but some zoos do not make this information available, when the date of announcement is used instead.

Seasons: Winter = Jan - Mar, Spring = Apr - Jun, Summer = Jul - Sept, Autumn = Oct - Dec.

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