On Friday, Jack visited the Wild Place Project to discuss their plans for a new exhibit, Bear Wood, which will open in summer 2019. The exhibit is aimed to transform you back in time to when the Woodlands were inhabited by European brown bears, European wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverine.
A walkway will wind through seven and a half acres of woodland where our five European grey wolves will be moved to a new home which they will share with the brown bears. Lynx and wolverine will also roam the woodland as they would have done centuries ago. This will include a classroom for educational purposes and is a strong sign of Wild Place's commitment to creating a sustainable future for wildlife and people through their conservation and education work.
Jack said, "It was great to discuss the fantastic plans for Bear Wood today. The project highlights the effects of woodland loss on our native wildlife, as well as represents the past and present, as well as what is at stake. I am glad that Wild Place Project has included a classroom to allow for Bear Wood to be utilised for education. This project shows Wild Place's continued commitment to developing our areas leisure offering, as well as to their conservation work."
More details about the Bear Wood project at Wild Place can be found here.