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Marmots seen beavering away in Esch
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Marmots seen beavering away in Esch

21.08.2015 From our online archive
Esch animal park, or "Escher Déirepark" located up on Gaalgebierg hill recently had some new residents arrive to delight visitors.

Esch animal park, or "Escher Déirepark" located up on Gaalgebierg hill recently had some new residents arrive to delight visitors.

Five marmots, a bit timid on their first days in Esch barely showing their faces to visitors, have now built up a bit more confidence to beaver around in their enclosure, that is only when they feel like it though.

On Wednesday they were on top form when one female was seen flirting around four males in front on the Luxemburger Wort camera.

When asked whether the female was ok being with four males, Anne Meyers, an animal park worker in charge of the marmots, grinned and said: "That suits their lifestyles. Even in the wild, it is common the females are hostile to each other.”

Young visitors have been asked by staff at the animal park, to come up with drawings explaining how the marmots managed to make Esch their home. The results can be seen displayed around the animals' enclosure.

However, Escher Déirepark did have some sad news recently from the donkey family, residents at the park for many years. While a newborn foal survived the birth, it unfortunately only managed to live a day.

Still, there are other new arrivals at the park including four Valais blacknose sheep and a couple of Ouessant sheep.

Anyone wishing to visit the park can do so around the clock where a total of 140 different animals live.

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