With winter setting in, we’ve been rather quiet here on the blog. However, staff and volunteers have been hard at work across Mudchute. While winter is a fairly quiet season in terms of visitors, there is much work to be done to maintain and improve our open spaces. Here are just a few photos from around Mudchute this season as we prepare for 2015.


There are a clever new duo in Pets Corner. Have you met Elsa and Anna? These two adorable youngsters are our Dumbo Rats, a breed of fancy rat known named for their large, low-set ears. The two sisters are settling in well to Pets Corner and can often be seen greeting visitors (between naps!). Despite a reputation to the contrary, rats are extremely clean animals and have been domesticated for hundreds of years. Clever, curious and extremely sociable, rats make wonderful pets and a group of rats is called a mischief! You can find out more about Dumbo Rats and other fancy varieties from the National Fancy Rat Society.