04 / 10 / 2017
Animals get ready for Halloween at Wild Place Project
Cute lemur Ihosy simply could not wait to get into the Halloween spirit at Wild Place Project.

As soon as a couple of spooky pumpkins had been placed on the ground the white-belted ruffed lemur raced across to them.

Seconds later Ihosy’s head disappeared inside as she tried to get to the sweetest tasting flesh of the pumpkin.

But her neighbours, the ring tailed lemurs were more cautious and took several minutes before they were confident enough to nibble at the edge of the pumpkins.

The cheetahs wasted no time in sinking their teeth into plump orange pumpkins.

Nor did the giraffe who wandered straight across when they spotted the pumpkins being lifted up for them to eat.

The early arrival of pumpkins are part of preparations being made across the wildlife park near Cribbs Causeway for Halloween celebrations which start on Saturday October 21 and continue until Sunday October 29.

A goblin house has already appeared in the woods and there is a witch’s house beneath the trees as well.

The witch will make her home at Wild Place during Halloween week telling exciting stories of magic and mystery to bewitch and enthral families.

Brave children and their mums and dads can explore her home and come up with recipes for potions which they can leave inside her cauldron.

They can also visit the magical creatures’ enclosure and see if they can spot them hiding in the shadows.

Throughout the week there will be Halloween treats on sale at the Courtyard Café.

Nigel Simpson, head of operations at Wild Place Project, said: “There will be spine-tingling fun for everyone at Wild Place Project during Halloween week.

“Our Halloween attractions will make Wild Place Project even more exciting to visit.”

As a special Halloween extra children’s tickets are just £5 when booked online for Halloween week.

Find out more about our Halloween Spooktacular here
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