Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
You may have recently heard about an outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) within the UK.
While avian influenza is a significant threat for birds and spreads quickly between bird species, it poses very little risk to humans.
Birdworld is therefore going to be applying a series of precautions to minimise the likelihood of infection in our birds. This is best achieved by reducing the contact between our bird species and wild birds, who could potentially be carriers of this disease:
We will be asking guests to use the foot dip mats when entering Birdworld.
- Mealworms will no longer be able to be purchased from the Birdworld Gift Shop or Kiosks, so as not to unnecessarily attract wild birds.
- Especially susceptible species, such as our Chilean Flamingos, may be inside an enclosed area for their protection and may not be as visible as they usually are on your visit.
- Our walkthrough enclosures (including Penguin Beach, Seashore Walk and Flamingo Cove) will be closed to reduce the chance of spreading of infection.