The new season at the Zoo Safaripark Stukenbrock starts on April 8, with two mini-cheetahs and three small white tigers which can be heard roaring in the zoo; they are wild, funny, beautiful and a must-see, not only for cat fans.
The three white tiger cubs, Peach, Pearl and Capo, were born in late autumn. Their lives hung on a thread after birth, because the mother left them on their own until they were hypothermic.
Animal keeper Jeanette, with her dog Lejon, who took over as the father figure, lovingly raised the cubs by hand, taking care of them day and night in her own living room. Now the trio live in the predator reserve and have turned into a little gang of adventurous tigers.
Ronja and Maja are the first cheetah cubs to be born at the safari park. In the huge outdoor enclosure, where there is ample space for the lively offspring, they race, hunt, hide and play, having new adventures every day. In the enclosure, which has bushes, rocks, grassland and sand, the cheetah mother keeps her cubs under supervision.
Chief keeper Inka Schumacher keeps her eye on things from outside the enclosure and says that she can’t get enough of watching the cubs play.
Drive your own car on a safari through the huge outdoor enclosure and experience Africa’s animal world. Fascinating white lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and more can be seen. In fact there are more than 600 animals at the Zoo Safaripark, from the largest predator, the tiger, to the smallest, the meercat.
You can also have unlimited fun on 20 attractions, from children’s carousels to the massive white-water ride, Congo River. There are activity and play areas for young and old, a beer garden with deckchairs and bouncy cushions inviting you to relax, and there are live shows in the circus and other areas.
Big surprises await visitors on Easter Sunday and Monday in the form of flying bunnies in the circus and the leisure park. You can win some great prizes if you post your selfies with the bunnies on the zoo’s Facebook page that evening.
Other fun happenings will be the feeding of the predatory cats and a children’s painting competition in the restaurant with great prizes.
This is only one of many events to be held during this season. Others are: Mother’s Day, Bike and Rock Show, Grandma and Grandpa Weekend with a Barrel Organ Festival, Timbavati Night and Halloween.
● For more information go to: http://www.safaripark.de/infos/events
● More good news: the entrance fees have remained the same this season: a day ticket for adults cost €30 and €26 for children (4-14 years). Friday is family day (except when falling on a bank holiday) when children and adults only pay €24. For more information go to: www.safaripark.de.
● The Zoo Safaripark is open most days from April 8 to October 31 from 10am to 6pm. Latest admission 4pm. For more details of opening days and times go to www.safaripark.de/oeffnungszeiten.
The deadline for entries is March 31