We may not be seeing as much of the sun as we would like but as we head into August, undoubtedly the biggest month for visitors for any tourist attraction like ourselves

As such, we are preparing to make sure each and every visitor to Safari Zoo has an otterly paw-some time.

The recent addition of a team of approachable guest service assistants (unmissable in their bright orange bibs) are posted throughout the zoo manning areas and are on hand to help visitors with any queries and to reinforce the ample social distancing measures in place throughout the zoo.

Visitors of all ages can be an animal scientist for the day as they join the keepers in their flamingo observation activities and kangaroo ID and health check tasks – as one of our very kind visitors said: ‘Not all classrooms have walls.”

Elsewhere the newest arrivals – red panda twins born on July 7 – are doing well and keeping us all amazed with their adorable little sleeping poses.

Access to the enclosure is currently limited to enable them to develop, grow and become comfortable without being disturbed.

Paw-some mum Tink is taking good care of them and has been spotted moving the cubs between nest boxes – this is not uncommon and Tink has done this with her previous babies so nothing to worry about.

It will be some time before the munchkins are out and we can’t wait to see their little faces!

New Arrival African lion Scooter is making friends with resident female Chevelle – they have not shared the enclosure as yet but we often find them rubbing heads between their indoor pens so we hope to soon see them chilling together on the grass.

We are also excited to announce our experiences will restart in the coming weeks – starting with the oh-so-popular Hang with Stan Sloth Encounter.

Priority booking will be given to those who had an experience cancelled during lockdown so if you are eagerly waiting an announcement, keep an eye on your inboxes.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and hope to see you guys soon.