White-spotted jellyfish feed primarily on zooplankton and can reach up to 50 centimetres in size. It is native to the West Pacific from Australia to Japan, but has been introduced widely elsewhere.
The Banggai cardinalfish is a small tropical cardinalfish family Apogonidae. It is among the relatively few marine fish to have been bred regularly in captivity, but significant numbers are still captured in the wild and it is now an endangered species.
The golden mantella is a small, terrestrial frog endemic to Madagascar. It is a uniformly yellow, orange, or red frog measuring 20–26 mm. Brightly coloured skin warns predators that the frog is poisonous.
The whitetip reef shark is a small shark and it is easily recognisable by its slender body and short but broad head, as well as tubular skin flaps beside the nostrils. It is one of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
It might not be turkey and all the trimmings but Christmas Dinner for the aquatic creatures over at SEA LIFE Blackpool is no less of an occasion for it. This Christmas Day every animal, from the smallest fish to the biggest shark, will be given a tasty Christmas Dinner treat to make their festive day […]
Cotswold Wildlife Park has announced the winners of its 2015 Photography Competition. This year’s theme was ‘Animal Portraits’ and visitors were invited to photograph any creature, great or small, in the collection of over one thousand mammals, birds and reptiles. Now in its fourth year, a record number of entries were received and judges had […]
The Amur tigers received an early Christmas treat from their keepers at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park last week. The feisty pair got festive when keepers placed giant papier-mâché balls painted like Christmas puddings into their enclosure. Marty and Dominika were released to pounce and play with the puddings, which were placed throughout the large enclosure […]
Steve Backshall, wildlife TV presenter and energetic supporter of World Land Trust (WLT), has raised more than £50,000 for the conservation charity by completing the 2015 Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. With the money raised, WLT has directly funded the purchase of 481 acres (195 hectares) of Chocó rainforest on the southern edge of […]
Naturetrek operate the largest selection of professionally organised, expert-led wildlife holidays and tours in the world, and they have been organising specialist wildlife tours for over 25 years. Europe Naturetrek offer a wide range of trips throughout Europe, some of the most popular holidays include: spring and autumn birding holidays to destinations such as Portugal, the […]
Kuoni has been travelling the world with a sense of adventure and today their expertise and knowledge span an amazing 80 countries. From the blissful Maldives to epic adventures in South America, their trusted travel experts offer exceptional service and can tailor-make an authentic holiday that’s right for you. Thailand Kuoni offer a range of […]
The Family Adventure Company has been delighting families with small group adventure holidays to most of the world’s amazing destinations. Whether you want to take things slow and sleep under the stars in the desert, get up close to some incredible wildlife, take to the seas and explore hidden coves by sail boat , or […]
Go Barefoot, an award winning travel operator, design innovative tailor-made ecotourism adventures & immersive cultural discoveries. They design experiences based on your budget and interests ranging from off the beaten track adventures, romantic and relaxation escapes, to family breaks. Go Barefoot is driven by a social and environmental ethos working in partnership with NGOs, co-operatives […]
It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on. Africa Exodus has an extensive range of trips on offer to Africa, one being Wetlands of […]
Tanzania based Kiroyera Tours are pioneers in bringing tourists to the Kagera region and they specialise in tailor-made Eco-friendly safaris and holidays into Uganda and Rwanda. Africa A 5 day Tanzanian safari will take you to visit and explore 3 of the very best Northern game parks spending 2 nights in the Serengeti, 1 night […]
Explore specialise in small group adventure holidays, with over 500 trips on offer in 120 countries, offering a choice that is second to none. Their wide range of activities and experiences, award winning tour leaders, commitment to responsible travel and a pinch of Explore spirit, keep their customers coming back year after year. Thailand Explore […]
Animal lover Elaine Coltham has written a book of poetry, ‘A Little Help for My Friends’ which she hopes will help animals that have been neglected or abandoned and are in need of care. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to help the re-homing efforts of the RSPCA Suffolk East & […]
A tiger named Fabi has arrived at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. Eight-year-old male Sumatran tiger Fabi has come to Devon from Chester Zoo. Fabi moved to Chester from Prague Zoo in 2009. He is a proven breeder, having fathered seven cubs with Chester’s resident female, Kirana – who was born at Paignton Zoo in 2006. […]
A selection of Longleat’s safari animals came face to face with their Chinese lantern counterparts recently. The Wiltshire attraction is currently staging its spectacular Festival of Light outdoor event which features thousands of illuminated artworks. Alongside figures from Chinese history, myth and legend; including emperors, soldiers from the terracotta army and a giant dragon boat, […]
Britain’s biggest swarm of sea nettles – spectacular stinging jellyfish – has been unveiled at Manchester Sea Life Centre. The new display is designed to boost awareness of a potential global takeover of our oceans by jellyfish, the species best adapted to replace those hit by over-fishing and climate change. Jellyfish invasions are becoming an […]
Winter is one of the best seasons to visit WWT London Wetland Centre as some of the UK’s most attractive birds can be spotted. While it’s easy to spot the ducks in their beautiful plumage, there are also plenty of other birds who spend the winter here – some of which need a little bit […]
Blackpool Zoo has Christmas all wrapped up for families this year, from giving parents the chance of a child free shopping day to unusual gifts that are perfect for any animal lover. On Saturday 19th December the zoo will be hosting a special Keeper Kids Christmas event for eight to 12 year olds, giving parents […]
Tis the season to be woolly… People love Christmas jumpers, so why not rhinos? Volunteers at Paignton Zoo in Devon have knitted an over-sized pullover for a life-sized rhino sculpture. A team of 13 volunteers started knitting and crocheting in July, in between their usual volunteer duties. Every knitter created at least 6 squares in […]
With the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudyard Kipling in December 2015, and the first of two new ‘The Jungle Book’ films released in April 2016, tour operator Gane And Marshall highlight their best trips for spotting ‘Shere Khan’. Gane and Marshall is offering several holidays to India’s National Parks and Tiger Reserves. These […]
A Blackpool Zoo keeper is set to continue her in-depth studies into the unique characteristics of sealions’ whiskers after being awarded funding to study for a doctorate. Alyx Milne, who works with Blackpool Zoo’s family of Californian sealions, will use her PhD to delve further into the function, evolution and control aspects of sealions’ whiskers. […]
In the advent of Christmas, there are ample opportunities for festive family entertainment at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, which is hosting a variety of activities, special events and Yuletide offers. From the chance to meet Santa to a festive Sunday lunch, children as well as adults can enjoy the seasonal programme right up until Christmas […]
The Royal Parks Foundation has announced that it is tackling bullying in London schools through the use of equine-assisted therapy. Its Real Horse Power project sees students working with two, one-ton, shire horses to boost communication, cooperation and problem solving skills. Bullying is one of the most painful experiences school children can go through and […]