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Flamingo chicks meet the 'Flamingo Chicks

Posted on 22nd August 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

A group of young dancers took a trip to see their feathered counterparts on a visit to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Flamingo Chicks, Bristol's only inclusive dance group where children with disabilities can dance [...]

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Fish lollies are a n-ice treat for otters

Posted on 30th July 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

The otters are keeping their cool at WWT Slimbridge with the help of some special fish lollies. Keeper John Crooks has been busy making the lollies by putting ingredients such as smelt, trout, minced beef and sardines in [...]

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Visitors can enjoy more retail therapy at WWT Slimbridge

Posted on 23rd July 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

Visitors celebrated the opening of the new WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre shop with a celebrity loved by all ages Donald Duck declared the new shop open and cut the ribbon on Monday (July 21). The new larger and brighter [...]

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Life saving equipment installed at WWT Slimbridge as part of a scheme[...]

Posted on 9th July 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

A defibrillator has been installed at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre as part of a county-wide initiative to improve emergency healthcare in rural locations. Last Friday (4 July) Stroud MP, Neil Carmichael officially [...]

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Visitors' surprise as David Attenborough drops in to film flamingos

Posted on 24th June 2014 by WWT

Visitors at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre were surprised and excited to see a TV favourite, as Sir David Attenborough popped in to find out more about the Centre's six species of flamingos today. Filming for his TV show, [...]

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We're record beakers! Flamingo chick numbers at all time high at [...]

Posted on 18th June 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

A flamingo flock is busy rearing 35 fluffy chicks smashing the previous record held for the species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The Greater Flamingo flock in Gloucestershire with 245 adult birds is the largest in [...]

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Sadness as first wild crane in the west for 400 years disappears

Posted on 6th June 2014 by Lara Willson

The last remaining wild crane chick, which would have become the first to survive in Western England in 400 years has disappeared from sight on the Slimbridge Wetland Centre reserve in Gloucestershire last night. There [...]

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We've chosen a welly unique home

Posted on 3rd June 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

A welly boot decoration at the entrance of a playground has been chosen as home for a family of birds at Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Grounds manager Nathan Dixon spotted the pair of Blue Tits flying to and from a gate &#[...]

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First flamingo chicks of the year hatch at WWT Slimbridge

Posted on 27th May 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

The first flamingo chicks have hatched at a wildlife centre in Gloucestershire. The three Greater Flamingo chicks have been born into the largest flock in the UK which is kept at Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Many more are [...]

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Baby birds waddle into the spotlight for Downy Duckling Days

Posted on 16th May 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

 Baby birds of all shapes and sizes will delight visitors coming to WWT Slimbridge's Downy Duckling Days. The half term event from May 24 to June 1 gives families behind-the-scenes access to the Gloucestershire attraction[...]

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