What's going on
The animal centre is currently going through some changes. Find out below about some of the exciting projects that are currently underway.
For more information about the ongoing projects or the animal centre itself please email us at email@example.com
You may have noticed the new climbing frame that Ben and Sam, our capuchin monkeys, are clambering about on. They have had a whale of a time exploring the upper reaches of the platforms and swinging on their newly installed ropes. The climbing frame is also bordered by a number of planters with flora that would be found growing naturally in the South American capuchins homeland.
The monkeys have become far more active since the arrival of their climbing frame. This large framework and planting provides the template for redeveloping many of the other animal enclosures.
Return of the rabbits
Bouncing back to Hanwell, the rabbits returned to the animal centre last Easter. Watch out for the new outdoor rabbit and guinea pig enclosures bordered by our new group of silkie bantem chickens.
We have four chickens in the group; one very proud cock and three hens that have started regularly laying eggs. The eggs are being fed to the monkeys and mongooses as part of their varied diet.
Were moving up
Two of the largest projects at the centre involve redeveloping some of our aviaries. At the centre's entrance opposite the primate enclosure, we are redeveloping a previously disused aviary to allow it to hold the Sacred Ibis. The existing fence line is due to be replaced and the area will be netted to allow these beautiful birds to be able to fly around their enclosure.
The enclosure has been redeveloped by service users from the Stirling Road Day Centre in Acton in conjunction with animal centre staff.
Within the walled animal centre a larger aviary construction has been completed. This will house a number of South American birds and the common marmosets.
For your continued support during these times of change. The staff at Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre are working hard to give you the animal centre you want.