Month: November 2015

Celebrate National Tree Week

To celebrate National Tree Week taking place from 28 November – 6 December 2015, conservation charity World Land Trust has launched a new Kites Hill Guide, encouraging locals to visit and enjoy this ancient beech woodland. Established in 1975 and now in its 40th year, National Tree Week is one of the UK’s largest annual […]

Monkey Forest Win Gold at Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Trentham Monkey Forest were delighted to receive the gold award for ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.  The hotly contested category pitched Staffordshire attractions that receive more than 50,000 visitors per year against one another. The attractions were judged on a number of criteria including visitor experience, staff training and innovative events […]

Wildlife expeditions in 2016

Biosphere Expeditions have some fantastic wildlife volunteer projects for 2016. January – Arabia oryx, wildcat, sand fox and others – Australian marsupials February – Slovakia lynx, wolf, bear April – Azores whales, dolphins, turtles May – Costa Rica leatherback turtle July – Maldives coral reefs & whale sharks July – August – Tien Shan snow […]

Herd of rhinos cleared for departure

Paignton Zoo is sending rhinos to all corners of the UK. The full-size sculptures are part of The Great Big Rhino Project and are on their way to artists across the country thanks to Torbay Clearance Services. The company is delivering rhinos to expectant artists in the North West of England, London and the South […]

Purrfect lynx triplets treble in size

The adorable trio of lynx cubs born at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park on 25 May have practically trebled in size, growing into three beautiful and mischievous young cats. The attached photo shows the trio of vigilant lynx cubs huddled together on top of their house on alert, as they have just heard one of the […]

UK birders flock to New Zealand

Amidst a heated competition, not to mention a last minute vote rigging scandal, the bar-tailed godwit has been awarded the title of New Zealand’s Bird of the Year, much to the delight of UK experts. With over 13,000 nominations being registered across the country, New Zealand’s iconic Kiwi did not even make the top three, […]

Wildlife Holidays with a difference

Finally an organisation is offering people appealing wildlife working holidays in England along the lines of the ever-popular volunteering holidays abroad that have been so successful over the last 10 years. Imagine working for a week as if you were one of the people that you see on the BBC’s Springwatch programme: surveying animals, checking […]

Discover Africa’s Southern Soul

Journey in a 20-seater safari truck for a 3,200-mile epic road journey with Saga Holidays and travel through four African countries visiting South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This 25-night grand adventure starts in Cape Town and during the tour guests stay in 14 different locations, from riverside and safari lodges to a unique bush […]

Paignton Zoo’s happy, smiley turtle

This little chap keeps on smiling, despite the dire threats to his species…. The black marsh turtle (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) is a freshwater turtle from South East Asia. Its powerful jaws have a jaunty upward curve to them, earning it the appealing common name of ‘smiling terrapin’. However, there’s not much to smile about. The species […]

Santa Special at The Deep in Hull

On selected dates in December, enjoy entry into The Deep including visiting Santa’s grotto (and a small gift), a magical mystery tour on Hull’s famous land train and free car parking for the price of standard entry! This fantastic deal is available on selected dates in December with tickets starting at just £9.75 for a child […]

‘Inside Twycross Zoo’ video series

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at one of the UK’s biggest zoos? Interested in wildlife, conservation, animals, science and education? Twycross Zoo is releasing a six-part series of behind-the-scenes videos on its website, inviting audiences to view some of the 500 animals in its care, and the people that keep the zoo running […]

Radzi set for Portugal trans-fur!

One of Blackpool Zoo’s tiger twins is off to sunnier climes after being matched with a potential mate in Portugal. Radzi, who was born at the seaside attraction in 2014, is now almost fully grown and will reach breeding age in the next couple of years. He has been paired with a three-year-old female called […]