Search

Triplets born in Valentines Park, Ilford

PUBLISHED: 16:51 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:51 21 May 2018

Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion

Archant

Three little bundles of joy were delivered in the walled gardens of Valentines Mansion.

A kiss with mummy. Picture: Simon Litt A kiss with mummy. Picture: Simon Litt

Chipmunks, Coco, Nutmeg and Cinnamon were born at the animal enclosure on Emerson Road.

Simon Litt, Valentines Park manager, said the little ones were a result of a planned pregnancy and it is great news.

“The babies left their nest box at the end of last week,” he said.

“They have been enjoying the sunshine and have been very active exploring their new home.”

The park manager feeding the chipmunk. Picture: Simon Litt The park manager feeding the chipmunk. Picture: Simon Litt

Mum (Cream) and Dad (Coffee), who were named in a competition last year, are doing well and will continue to rear their pups until later in the year.

They all take after Coffee and are brown in colour, unlike cream who is fair in appearance.

“Chipmunk are omnivores, so they eat a commercial hamster diet blended with other food items, including nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables “ he added.

The triplets are not the only new faces and Tinkerbell - the park’s resident tortoise - now has a new friend called Annabel to play with.

Related articles

Latest Ilford Stories

Just over five years ago, the Ilford Recorder ran a front page article with the headline “Police swoop on the homeless taking sleeping bags and food parcels in co-ordinated raids in Redbridge”.

Yesterday, 19:15

Essex (206 & 88-4) trail Nottinghamshire (380 & 266) by 352 runs

Yesterday, 17:00

Ilford singer Kal Lavelle who has supported acts like Ed Sheeran and Bastille has just launched her first album For The Loved and Lost which in the first week charted in the top 50 albums on Itunes. Here she shares her thoughts on the borough.

Yesterday, 17:00

After an excellent win at Chelmsford last weekend, spirits are high for Billy Gordon’s team ahead of Saturday’s game against Ilford

Yesterday, 16:33

Brazil and Costa Rica were winless in their opening matches at the World Cup and were both hoping for their first victory of the tournament at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Yesterday, 16:02

The daughter of a Woodford Green driving instructor who killed her sister in a horrific crash in South Woodford has been spared jail after a judge said no sentence could punish her more than her loss.

Yesterday, 16:00

Valentines Park side looking to bounce back after 93-run loss at home to Chingford last weekend

Yesterday, 15:19

There is no service on the TfL Rail line between Liverpool Street and Ilford this afternoon.

PROMOTED CONTENT

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now