Breeding time at the zoo! How one Cotswolds zoo is coping with the arrival of 179 adorable new babies

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Food fights, fussy eaters, tantrums at the table . . . mealtimes can be chaos in a nursery full of under-ones.

But imagine if it wasn't ten or 20 tiny, hungry mouths you had to feed — but 179?

Such is the exhausting daily routine at Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford, Oxfordshire, which, after an unprecedented baby boom this summer, has become home to more than 50 species of newborns.

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There’s Caspar, the two-week-old zebra foal; Annie, the 13-day-old miniature donkey; Pat, the three-month-old camel; penguin chicks Peanut, Basil and MJ; rhino calves; armadillos; anteaters; leopards; lemurs, hyraxes — and others of every shape, size and colour.

With so many tiny critters, it’s no wonder locals have dubbed it Britain’s Cutest Zoo.  Continue Reading...


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