Visitors flock to see Tilgate’s new wildlife

Visitors at the new Madagascan Zone on Saturday. Picture: Jon Rigby
Visitors at the new Madagascan Zone on Saturday. Picture: Jon Rigby

More than a thousand people came to check out Tilgate’s new wildlife on Saturday (April 1).

The new Madagascan Zone in Tilgate Nature Centre was unveiled to the public at its grand opening.

Visitors enjoying the new wildlife. Picture: Jon Rigby

Visitors enjoying the new wildlife. Picture: Jon Rigby

Visitors flocked to see its new facilities including a new aviary and reptile huts.

Kenya, the serval, was the main attraction of the day, with visitors learning all about the unique species at two feed and talk sessions.

Councillor Chris Mullins said: “The Madagascan Zone and its exciting cast of inhabitants is a wonderfully exciting addition to Tilgate Nature Centre.

“The Nature Centre is one of the highlights of the park, with its own Australasian Zone and now the Madagascan Zone. I would recommended the park to anyone looking for a family day out.”

More than a thousand people headed to the grand opening on Saturday. Picture: Jon Rigby

More than a thousand people headed to the grand opening on Saturday. Picture: Jon Rigby

Visitors also took part in quizzes, competitions and watched some special drumming performances of Madagascan music from Tall Paul and friends.

The council will be raising money to help support the people and animals of Madagascar over the next few weeks.

For more information visit www.crawley.gov.uk/tilgatepark.

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New facilities include a new aviary and reptile huts. Picture: Jon Rigby

New facilities include a new aviary and reptile huts. Picture: Jon Rigby

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