Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE

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News Archive

Below are the news reports for Hamerton Zoo Park, covering significant events concerning the animal collection, such as births, arrivals, departures, and deaths.

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Birth: June 2012

A baby male Tyra has been born.

Arrival: July 2011

Five young Zebras have arrived from zoos in Holland and Denmark. Three are Grant's Zebra and two are Damara Zebra.

Arrival: October 2010

A pair of young European Black Storks have arrived from private collections on the Continent, where they were born this year. They will hopefully form a successful breeding pair once mature.

Depart: September 2010

A young male Poitou Donkey called 'Vagabond d'Hamerton' is shortly to move to France as part of the breeding programme for this endangered species.

Arrival: August 2010

A group of 10 Greater Flamingos have arrived from a private collection on the Continent, where they were born.

Arrival: 10 June 2010

A male Poitou Donkey called Sans Souci has arrived from a leading breeder in France, to join the existing 5 females.

Birth: November 2008

Two baby Silvery Marmosets have been born

Death: November 2008

Geoff the 17-year-old male Aardwolf has sadly been put to sleep after becoming very weak and disorientated.

Arrival: November 2008

Tulipe, a 6-month-old Poitou Donkey has arrived from France.

More Alpacas have arrived, along with a Billy Goat.

Death: October 2008

The original male Binturong has sadly been put to sleep following a long illness.

Arrival: October 2008

More Miniature Donkeys have arrived.

Death: September 2008

Sahal the 2-year-old Poitou Donkey has sadly been put down, after losing the battle with her leg problem and her legs finally failed.

Arrival: September 2008

A new group of Miniature Donkeys have arrived.

Birth: August 2008

Several Scarlet Ibis chicks have hatched.

Birth: July 2008

Four baby Capybara have been born.

Another baby male Alpaca has been born.

Arrival: July 2008

A male Miniature Donkey called Tomcat has arrived to join Kate for a breeding visit.

Arrival: June 2008

Bruno the male Cheetah has arrived back after a long visit to Colchester Zoo, where he sired 3 healthy cubs with their female.

A male Red River Hog has arrived from Howletts Wild Animal Park, to join the female that arrived in April.

Birth: June 2008

A second Miniature Donkey called Jake has been born, to mum Kate.

A second group of Meerkat babies has been born.

A male baby Alpaca has been born.

Birth: May 2008

One male and 3 female Reindeer calves have been born.

A baby Collared Lemur has been born.

A baby Miniature Donkey called Charlie has been born to mum Suzy.

Three Great Grey Owl chicks and several Giant Wood Rail and White Stork chicks have hatched.

Birth: April 2008

A female baby Camel called Zeana has been born to mother Naisa, the first at the zoo. The other abult female Camel, Karakai, has also given birth, to Veneta, also female.

Arrival: April 2008

This month's arrivals are:

A female Manchurian Crane, to join the existing male.

A pair of Palm Nut Vultures.

Three pairs of Siberian Weasels.

A female Red River Hog.

Birth: March 2008

Three separate litters of Corsac Fox cubs have been born. Several baby Meerkats have also been born.

Depart: March 2008

The young male Pudu has gone to Chester Zoo.

A pair of young Alpaca have gone to Colchester Zoo.

Arrival: February 2008

Two more female Reindeer and another female Bactrian Camel called Mareille have arrived.

Birth: February 2008

Three Black-backed Jackal pups have been born.

Birth: January 2008

Seven baby Vlaamse Reus rabbits have been born.

Arrival: January 2008

Three new species of birds have arrived: Andean Goose, Cereopsis Goose, New Zealand Paradise Shelduck.

A pair of Bactrian Camels, called Nelis and Esme, have arrived to start a new breeding group.

Two female Reindeer have also arrived.

Birth: 17 May 2006

Two White Stork chicks have hatched, with more to follow.

Birth: 16 May 2006

Baby Silvery Marmoset born.

Birth: 15 May 2006

Baby Black & White Ruffed Lemurs born; at least one, possibly two - the keeper cannot yet get close enough to check, due to protective father.

Birth: 12 May 2006

The female Miniature Donkey, Suzy, has given birth to a baby boy, now called Freddie.

Birth: 10 May 2006

Male Pudu has been born, the third for its mother.

Birth: 28 April 2006

Three baby Capybara have been born.

Arrival: 25 April 2006

Two young Kookaburras have arrived from Banham Zoo, to be paired with the existing residents.

Birth: 17 March 2006

Baby Two-toed Sloth has been born.

Birth: 13 March 2006

Five Corsac Fox cubs have been born.

Depart: 8 March 2006

Two young Two-toed Sloths have gone to a new home at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, as part of a breeding programme.

Birth: 18 February 2006

Baby Lar Gibbon called Fudge has been born, to mother Penny.

Arrival: 8 February 2006

Three Reindeer, 1 male and 2 females, have arrived from Planckendael Zoo, Belgium.


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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