AN OWER theme park has revealed plans for the opening of a new African themed animal attraction.

Called Little Africa, it will open to the public for the first time on Sunday, February 11 at Paultons Park.

The attraction will house a number of animals native to the continent, including fennec fox, African crested porcupines, meerkats and one of the largest rodents in Africa, the Gambian pouched rat.

At the centre of Little Africa is an aviary where a mix of bird species such as the trumpeter hornbills, Madagascan teal and black-crowned night herons, will share the same environment.

James Mancey, operations director at Paultons Park, said: "Now in our 35th year we want to continue to improve and add to our offering.

"2018 is set to be an exciting year to visit Paultons Park, with the launch of two new attractions, there will be something new for children of all ages to experience.

"Little Africa is going to be an educational, interactive and exciting attraction.

"There will be a number of animals that children, and even parents, will have not seen before."