Vistors go mad for new Madagascan Zone!


The weird and wonderful wildlife of Madagascar in Tilgate Nature Centre’s new Madagascan Zone was unveiled to the public at their opening day on Saturday (1st April).

More than 1,200 visitors flocked to see some of the new facilities including the 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.

As part of the day’s activities, visitors took part in quizzes, competitions and watched some special drumming performances of Madagascan music from Tall Paul and friends.

Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing at Crawley Borough Council, 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 Park, with its own Australasian Zone and now the Madagascan Zone! I would recommended the park to anyone looking for a family day out.”

The council will be raising money to help support the people and animals of Madagascar over the next few weeks, so you can visit the Nature Centre’s new additions and support the conservation of this wonderful island.

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