Hidden Stories of The Royal Parks

Episode 1: The Pelicans of St James's Park

April 30, 2020 Laura Season 1 Episode 1
Hidden Stories of The Royal Parks
Episode 1: The Pelicans of St James's Park
Show Notes

In this episode, Laura McMahon, Learning Officer, interviews Hugh Smith, one of The Royal Parks Wildlife Officers. Hugh looks after and feeds our resident pelicans in St James's Park, while also looking after all our other wildlife.

Hugh talks about what it's like to look after six Great White Pelicans, the stories of how they arrived into the park and about the mischievous Gargi who flew away on a holiday only a few weeks ago.

We talk about the history of St James's Park and tell you about some secrets that you may not know about, including a story about a governor of Duck Island and his connection with Champagne.

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About The Royal Parks: 

The Royal Parks is the charity that exists to make sure London’s eight historic royal parks will always be there to enrich the lives of local residents and visitors to London. 

The charity looks after eight of London’s largest open spaces: Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, and Kensington Gardens. 

For more information visit www.royalparks.org.uk 

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