It’s the time of year when everyone loves to see a reindeer for real, and there are two of them here for visitors to enjoy.
Holly and Molly, who share a paddock, are receiving some extra pampering this festive season.
They are also being given sugar beet which is their favourite treat and as special to them as Christmas pudding is to people.
Holly and Molly, who are both aged seven, are always popular with our visitors, but especially at Christmas!
Nigel Simpson, head of operations, said: “Everyone enjoys seeing reindeer up close, especially children.
“We often hear squeals of delight when youngsters see them. There is really something very special about them.”
Holly, who came from Dudley Zoo, and fellow reindeer Molly have been living at Wild Place Project since 2015.
Nigel said: “They are both looking splendid at the moment and this really is the best time of year to come to see them.
“The sight of a real reindeer gets all our visitors in the Christmas spirit. And Wild Place is especially popular with visitors who want to stretch their legs over the festive break.”
The two reindeer at Wild Place Project are amongst scores of animals for visitors to see including European brown bears, lynx, wolverine, giraffes and cheetahs.
Visitors this winter can also enjoy the Christmas Trail, inspired by the holiday and nature - we are open every day except Christmas Day.