Animal Diaries Archive
Myrtle on the move!
8 August 2008
Have you met Myrtle yet? She can often be seen meeting and greeting everyone at the Zoo entrance in the mornings and again in the afternoons wishing everyone a safe trip home as they leave.
Who is Myrtle? Well, she walks around wearing a harness just like the wombats, but, no, she’s not an albino wombat, nor is she a strange-looking European badger - both real questions! And she’s not Myrtle the Turtle... She is in fact a 10 week old piglet who resides in our Kids Zoo.
Chantelle from the entertainment department, has been spending a lot of time bonding and training with Myrtle. Her persistence has paid off and now Myrtle has become so good on her harness she goes everywhere! And crikey she loves it!
All those interesting smells to sniff at and stuff to snuffle through; so many sizes of bare toes to check out, sticky fingers to taste and a wide range of shoelaces to undo!
So next time you’re at the Zoo look out for an enthusiastic piglet who’ll definitely want to say hello to you- so come on over and give her a pat!
Kids Zoo crew.