West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF

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News Archive

Below are the news reports for West Midland Safari & Leisure Park, covering significant events concerning the animal collection, such as births, arrivals, departures, and deaths.

West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Details

Arrival: May 2012

A pack of 5 Dholes, 2 females and 3 males, have arrived. Dholes look something like a long-legged Corgi and originate from southern Asia, where they are endangered, with only about 2500 left in the wild.

Birth: April 2012

A total of 5 baby Ring Tailed lemurs have been born.

Birth: April 2008

A male White Lion cub called Star has been born to mum Natasha.

Arrival: Winter 2008

Two young male Cheetahs, brothers Munya and Bulika, have arrived to take up residence in the new Cheetah Plains drive-by reserve.

Birth: 15 October 2007

Two male White Bengal Tiger cubs, nicknamed Mischief and Mayhem, have been born, to parents Tikva and Tahaas. They join the largest family group of such Tigers in the UK, with six adults and one other youngster.

Birth: 18 January 2007

Two more female White Lion cubs have been born, to mum Natasha and dad Mubuto, both 4 years old

Birth: 24 August 2006

Four extremely rare White Lion cubs have been born: 1 male and 3 females. Called Casper, Kiara, Lara, and Toto, they are the first White Lions to be born in the UK.


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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