FUN IN THE SUN FOR SUTTON
Release Date: Monday 04 August 2014
Baby elephant Sutton, with mum 'Five', enjoys playing late throughout August at WMSP

It seems that it’s playtime everyday for the new baby elephant born at West Midland Safari Park. What’s more, during August he will have the chance to play even longer as the Park enjoys its Summer Nights season, which sees extended opening hours throughout the whole of the month.

Angela Potter, Deputy Director of Wildlife, said, “At three months old, Sutton really is proving to be a real water baby. Once the weather warmed up and we saw how much he enjoyed his bath time, we thought that a paddling pool would be the ideal treat for him.  Once in place, it wasn’t long before he took to it “like a duck to water”, often rolling around until the pool was almost capsized and enjoying every minute”.
 
Angela, continued, “ Whilst it is immensely enjoyable for Sutton – and indeed for anyone else that sees him playing – it is also extremely important enrichment. He has boundless energy, like most youngsters and it’s good to see him ready for his night quarters.  Mum ‘Five’ is extremely patient and she often just looks on as he splashes around in the pool and chases the beach ball”.
 
During Summer Nights the safari drive-through will close at 7.00pm – the same time as last admission. The usual opening time of 10.00am remains the same. An evening Sea Lion Show is scheduled for 7.00pm and Discovery Trail exhibits will close at 9.00pm, along with the Theme Park rides.
 
The concept of staying open late during the peak holiday period was first trialed in 2007 and due to its popularity, it has become an annual event in the Parks’ calendar ever since.

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Daily from 10.00am


PARK ADMISSION:
Adults (16-64yrs): £17.99*
Children (3-15yrs): £12.99*
Concessions: £15.99*
Under 3’s: FREE
*Includes a Free Return Ticket!

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.

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