The Horniman Museum and Gardens has opened the gates to its new Animal Walk, inviting visitors to meet and learn about its new furry and feathered residents.
Home to alpacas, goats, sheep, golden pheasants and a rooster, the Animal Walk lets visitors walk through the centre of the new enclosure for a close up view of the animals.
The animals have been introduced to their new home and animal keepers gradually over the past months to allow them to settle in before they welcome their visitors. Guinea pigs and rabbits will be joining the other animals soon.
The Animal Walk further brings to life founder Frederick Horniman’s vision of an outside space reflecting the Museum’s collections. Linking to the Museum’s Natural History collections, the Animal Walk looks at the connection between domesticated animals and their wild relations, and at why people live alongside domesticated animals.
The Animal Walk will be open seven days a week between 12.30-4.00pm during August and September.