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Check out close bird pals during Isle of Wight holidays

Thu 19 Aug 2010

Check out close bird pals during Isle of Wight holidays

Isle of Wight holidays could be set to become more popular among lovers of wildlife after it was revealed that a set of animals at a zoo on the island are getting on well.

Kookie the kookaburra and a group of ducklings have become close at Seaview Wildlife Encounter and their cute cuddles are attracting attention from further afield.

Kookaburras are carnivorous when wild but it appears that Kookie has taken the three Madagascar teals under his wing, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

"When they get tired they all snuggle up together, it's very cute," said park director Lorraine Adams.

"We are keeping a close eye on them but, so far, they have been getting on like best friends."

Seaview Wildlife Encounter could become a more popular tourist attraction for people on Isle of Wight holidays as a result, with other animals housed at the park - which is located just outside the village of Seaview - including meerkats, otters, pelicans and penguins.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800032255-ADNFCR

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