MEERKATS at Durrell wildlife park will move into a spacious new enclosure at Easter with an improved view for the public.
The trust are hoping that this will become an exciting attraction for visitors during Durrell’s 50th anniversary year. Due to be called Discovery Desert, the enclosure is in an area where the animals’ energetic antics can be seen from the café’s terrace.
The enclosure will include a tunnel into which children and the young at heart can crawl and then look out through a glass bubble to have a close-up view of the 15 meerkats. The meerkats will be joined in the enclosure by two or three yellow mongooses, due to arrive in the Island shortly from European zoos. They are also a native of Africa and a close cousin of the meerkat.