Sealions are coming to Whipsnade

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The sealions at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are getting ready to make a big splash in their newly refurbished pool this Easter.

Dom, Bailey, Lara, Kyra and Salt have returned to Whipsnade following a two-month vacation at ZSL London Zoo while their pool refurbishment was completed. The group love to show off and will be demonstrating their aquatic skills and balancing prowess in the return of Sealion Splash.

The show takes place three times a day filled with aquatic fun and frolics, giving visitors chance to see the intelligent Californian sealions up close and learn more about them as they demonstrate their natural behaviours.

The live action continues with the Zoo’s feathered friends who will be showcasing their skills in Birds of the World. A bald eagle, hawks and macaws will be just some of the birds swooping through the sky as part of the spectacular free-flying bird display taking place in the Bird Arena.

Down on the Children’s Farm, bunny hugging sessions will be taking place as part of some friendly farmyard fun. Get up close and personal with the animals and meet the farm’s resident ponies, sheep, goats, llamas and wallabies.

The Zoo’s team of Explainers will also be on hand to give visitors the inside scoop on animals including Eurasian brown bears, penguins and elephants, as well as providing Easter-themed enrichment for the ring-tailed lemurs, red river hogs and sloth bears to enjoy. Visitors can also have their faces painted, see and learn about a range of different animal eggs, and enjoy a barbecue on the lawn.

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