Summer - the playful one

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12/11/2015

Born on 23rd May 2002, Summer is the baby of the group.

Just like Cherie, she was born at Blackpool to mother Vicky and father Homer.

Summer arrived 2 weeks premature and her arrival was witnessed by staff and visitors alike as Vicky gave birth in the outdoor paddock around lunch time. Matt, one of our current primate keepers, was here on work experience at the time and was the first to notice the commotion and had a front row seat to witness Summer’s arrival into the world.

She’s the playful one and is a lot more curious than her big sister. She’s generally the first to investigate anything new and will often find a way to wear whatever she stumbles across – be it a T-Shirt, flag, pile of wood wool or even a straw hamper. Her playful side can also lead to trouble and she’s often the one to stir up tensions in the group.

This week we're celebrating Orangutan Awareness Week by revelaing the little known life stories of our four resident orangutans. You can find out more about the week and what we've got planned here. In an attempt to raise vital funds to support their rescue efforts in Borneo, we’ll be auctioning off a selection of unique, one of a kind artworks by our resident male orangutan, Ramon, on our Facebook page

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Visitor numbers will be limited each day and we advise all visitors to book online to guarantee entry. 
Please ensure you choose the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and dates can not be changed.

Groups of more than 6 visitors will not be permitted to enter the zoo. 
This applies to visitors of all ages, including under 3s. Exceptions apply only if everyone in your group live together in the same household or are part of a support bubble.

A face mask or face covering must be worn in all indoor areas of the zoo.
Exceptions apply only if you declare that you have a government listed exemption or are under the age of 11.

This is in accordance with current Government restrictions and laws, specific to England. You may be refused admission if you attempt to visit the zoo in a group of more than 6 or without a face covering and don’t declare a valid exemption.

You can find out everything we're doing to keep our visitors, staff and animals safe here.