On April 23rd, Writtle University College students studying Zoo and Wildlife Conservation degrees enjoyed a field trip to Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire.
The spacious, open-air facilities allowed students the opportunity to observe a wide range of species. They learnt about the park's ethos, current and future developments and conservation plans, sustainability, and the need to educate, conserve nature and advance research.
Lecturer Yvonne Owen said: "We were delighted to offer students the chance to experience such a progressive wildlife park with a conservation and sustainable focus. Writtle University College has previously 'adopted' animals cared for by Paradise Wildlife Park - including a snow leopard. By offering financial support we too can support zoos and wildlife conservation. We're delighted to maintain this connection, one which the students treasure."
Paradise Wildlife Park is home to a variety of species including a number of big cats such as snow leopards and Amur tigers.
Paradise Wildlife Park is the founder of the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire and the owner of the Big Cat Sanctuary (BCS) in Kent. Its team is committed to being recognised and respected as the best breeding centre for endangered big cats, within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme and is home to more than 50 cats, large and small. Visit the website for more information.
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