Paradise Wildlife Park’s Land of the Tigers opens soon & zoo bros set for TV stardom
PUBLISHED: 12:43 22 September 2020 | UPDATED: 12:50 22 September 2020
Paradise Wildlife Park
Paradise Wildlife Park announces Land of the Tigers opening date and a new BBC TV show
Paradise Wildlife Park has opened its gates to the BBC for a behind-the-scenes look at life at the zoo.
The park is owned and run by the Whitnall family and the CBBC programme One Zoo Three follows brothers Aaron, Tyler and Cam (above) who grew up at the Broxbourne site and now work there. The brothers share their home with around 800 exotic animals and have built a special connection with many of its rare and endangered residents.
The show, aimed at children aged up to 12, will follow the brothers’ unusual lives, documenting their daily tasks from playing ‘bacon bubbles’ with the big cats to the distinctly unglamorous job of cleaning out the tapir toilet.
‘While providing fun, light-hearted entertainment for children, we hope that it raises some awareness for our wonderful park and conservation,’ said Tyler.
‘The industry as a whole has experienced much controversy in regards to the welfare of zoo animals. However, the modernisation of zoos has brought about new levels of animal welfare and husbandry that was hardly considered in the past.
‘We hope that One Zoo Three shows all the good zoos do for animals and how they are paramount for conserving our planet’s species.’
The park closed for 12 weeks during lockdown, prompting donations to sustain it.