Everything we know about the new zoo set to open in Essex this winter

Ultimate arrangements for a brand new zoo in Essex are firmly underway forward of its grand opening q4.

Name of the Wild Zoological Park will open at the website of the previous Tropical Wings Zoo, close to South Woodham Ferrers.

Some animals have already arrived and are actually settling into their new house, so with anticipation emerging, here’s the entirety we all know thus far about Essex’s latest enchantment.

What animals will probably be on the zoo?


Meerkats are already at the website with lemurs, porcupines and wallabies set to settle into existence on the enchantment in coming weeks.

A tropical space which in the past featured on the outdated zoo and was once stuffed with birds and butterflies, is about to be introduced again and executives additionally hope so as to add birds of prey and reptiles.

Most of the animals will probably be coming from different zoos or non-public assortment, and a few are rescues.

Different plans come with putting in African, Australian and American sections of the zoo in addition to a local phase to exhibit one of the distinctive animals present in the United Kingdom.

When will it open?


The preliminary plan was once to open the brand new zoo in February subsequent 12 months and this stays the purpose.

Then again, bosses have advised they’ll permit contributors of the general public a sneak top of the amenities with in the back of the scenes excursions ahead of Christmas.

What have bosses stated?

Chatting with the Echo previous this week, zoo director Ryan Shorter stated: “The overall paper paintings goes thru in this day and age and we’re waiting for an inspection.

“The gardens are all completed and taking a look nice now. We’re rebuilding one of the enclosures and animals are coming onto the website.

“We’ve were given the Meerkats in and there will probably be lemurs and porcupines and wallabies coming very quickly too.

“We hope to be open for February and making plans on some open days one day too.

“It’s going to be large to get a zoo open once more in this website and will probably be a large spice up to schooling and conservation. There’s not anything like this within the space in any respect and the nearest will probably be Colchester Zoo and Paradise Natural world Park.”

The brand new zoo has already gained strengthen from the neighborhood.

Mr Shorter added: “The response locally and on social media has been superb and previous our expectancies and we’re so thankful for this.

“There will probably be some various things nevertheless it’ll nonetheless be an excessively a lot fingers on enjoy for households and guests.”