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Please be aware that due to construction work our main catering outlets are currently closed for some exciting development work.  However, a limited menu is available from our smaller take away outlets and some sheltered seating near the entrance. We will soon be reopening a table seated pizzeria and a locally sourced all day menu café. Keep an eye on our social media for the latest updates!

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Adult £22.00 £20.00
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
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Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture

Gyps rueppelli

Griffon vultures are a species of Old World vulture. They are named after Eduard Rüppell, a 19th-century German explorer and zoologist.



Size: 101cm
Weight: 6.8 - 9.0kg



Rüppell’s Griffon vultures are found across the dryer parts of Africa. They inhabit open country, deserts and cliffs.



They are specialist feeders, only eating the flesh and intestines of large mammal carcasses. The cuff of feathers around their neck helps to keep their plumage clean whilst feeding.



They roost on cliffs in large numbers. 1 white egg is laid and incubated for 50 days. The chick will stay in the nest for at least 3 months.



These vultures are seriously threatened in the wild by habitat loss, poisoning and hunting. Numbers are believed to have dropped by up to 97% in just 50 years!

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