$Theme Parks and Zoo
- Street: Kirby Misperton
- City: Malton YO17 6UX,
- Country: United Kingdom
- Listed: September 13, 2017 6:50 am
- Expires: 352 days, 16 hours
Flamingo Land is a theme park, zoo, and resort located in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, England.Flamingo Land Resort was established in 1959 when a cinema entrepreneur, Edwin Pentland Hick, sold his cinema chain and used the funds to purchase a bankrupt country club to use the land for a zoo. The site, which occupied nine acres, was initially called The Yorkshire Zoological Gardens. A colony of flamingos were among the first animals to be housed on site.In 1963, the gardens became home to the UK’s first captive bottlenose dolphins – one of whom was given the name Sooty after the children’s TV puppet. During the 1960s a small funfair began to be held on the site. In 1965 the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange as Associated Pleasure Parks and, in 1968, the park was renamed to Flamingo Park Zoo.In the 1970s, amusement rides had become a permanent fixture of the park along with the zoo, becoming the first site in Europe to combine the attractions in one location
Representing an investment of £8m, Hero delivers the sensation of free flight like never before. Climb aboard and join your fellow cosmonauts for a suspended side-by-side journey delivering a truly unobstructed front seat view. And, as you climb the unique corkscrew to the launch platform, be sure to prepare for swooping turns, breathtaking drops and two heartline inversions, creating the incredible sensation of zero gravity.
This sensational spinning coaster creates rip-roaring, rotating fun.With its eye-catching dinosaur egg theming, Twistosaurus adds a new dimension to Flamingo Land’s extensive collection of family rides. Once you’ve climbed into your bucket seat, featuring an individual ‘T’ bar for comfort and safety, you’ll discover that no two rides are ever the same. Each car’s twisting motion is fully independent, making every moment totally unique!
Hit CBeebies animated series Peter Rabbit has arrived at Flamingo Land with an all-new Peter Rabbit Adventure attraction.Can you help Peter Rabbit find Pig Robinson’s missing Brussels sprouts? Then join Peter, Lily and Benjamin in their Secret Treehouse before testing your skill on Benjamin Bunny’s Treetop Trail.Or how about a musical adventure? Then hop along to Jeremy Fisher’s musical pond to explore giant instruments and learn about sounds from the giant lily pads.
Looking like a creation from one of Da Vinci’s sketchbooks, this isn’t just a great looking ride, it’s fabulous fun too! Just climb aboard one of Cyclosoar’s six pedal-powered ‘hang gliders’ and we’re sure you’ll soon be taking full control of a swooping, soaring adventure in the sky.Two elevated seats per glider, which means that you can share your smiles with a friend, taking it in turns to pilot or simply sitting back and enjoying the flight!
Named after the leader of Flamingo Land Resort’s very own lion pride, Kumali is our sensational showpiece looping suspended coaster.
For extreme ride fans this is a real showstopper, with its unique custom layout and a breathtaking top speed of 56mph. Featuring a total of four inversions, you’ll experience up to 4.7g from a mix of our 87 foot tall loop, 55 foot Zero-G roll and the Cobra Roll, or Boomerang, which suspends you over one of our lakes at a height of 75 feet!
Donkeys are smallest member of the horse family and originated in Africa. They descended from the African Wild Ass which is also one of the most endangered animals in the world.Wild donkeys, called burros, can survive on little food and water for long periods, which is useful when living in the deserts.Since Donkeys have become domesticated there are millions of them across the globe and with the highest population being in China. They are often used as a working animal carrying heavy loads in poor countries. Their lifespan in the wild is generally only around 10 years however in captivity some have said to have lived over 40 years!The name of a donkey depends on its gender and age; a young donkey is called a foal, a female is a jenny and a male is a jack. Donkeys will often make an ‘eeyore’ call that can last for several minutes and heard up to 3 kilometers away! They are very affectionate animals and do enjoy the company of people.
The tapir is related to the horse and rhinoceros. Today’s tapirs closely resemble those found roaming the Earth 35 million years ago. The Brazilian or Lowland Tapir is nearly always found close to water and is an excellent swimmer. It is fast and sure-footed on land too, even on the roughest terrain.Tapirs are blackish brown and can grow to a length of 5 feet (1.6 metres) and shoulder height of 3 feet (90cm), and weighs about 595 pounds (270 kilos). The most distinguishable feature of tapirs is their long flexible snout which resembles a short trunk. They can use this snout to pluck fruit, strip leaves off branches and as a snorkel when swimming. Tapirs are most active at night (nocturnal).
The Red-Footed Tortoise originates from central and northern South America. and Central America. It has also been introduced to several Caribbean islands.Red-footed Tortoises are primarily herbivorous, though they are known to eat carrion as well as any bug they can catch. When the weather turns cool, their metabolism slows down considerably, allowing them to survive on minimal food. For example in a very warm climate a mature individual can survive nearly a month on a single banana!
Scimitar-horned Oryx were once widespread throughout the semi-desert north and south of the Sahara, but are now extinct in the wild.These antelopes are mostly white with reddish brown necks and marks on the face along with a long, dark, tufted tail. The white coat of the Oryx helps reflect the heat of the desert.Excessive over hunting for meat and hide, along with trophy hunting for their magnificent horns, caused them to be declared extinct in the wild back in 1999. However, it also triggered an amazing conservation effort. This heavy bodied antelope has been exhibited at Flamingo Land since 2000. They are part of a European breeding programme, which ensures diverse genetic stability in endangered species.
Visit the full website for complete details,www.flamingoland.co.uk/
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