Month: August 2016

New orchard map helps conservation and wildlife work

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched the latest element in their ongoing orchard conservation work – an interactive community orchard map that lists around 400 community orchard groups across the UK, found at www.ptes.org/community-orchards. PTES has identified over 35,000 traditional orchards remaining in England and over 7,000 in Wales. Alarmingly, this work […]

Support National Wetnose Day 2016!

Andrea and Gavin Gamby-Boulger set up Wetnose Animal Aid in the year 2000, a unique non-profit organisation raising funds for sick animals in care across the UK. They realised that although today we have Children in Need, Sports Relief, Comic Relief, Cancer Relief, Text Santa and Red Nose Day – all worthwhile causes and making […]

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre is run by Crawley Borough Council and has a variety of animals including many exotic, rare and endangered species; conservation is at the forefront of the attraction’s ethos. The centre participates in international breeding programmes with a number of animals including bald ibis, Asian short-clawed otters and Utila’s spiny-tailed iguana. It has also been […]

New look for Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm unveiled its refurbished look in July at a prestigious ceremony, where the High Commissioner of Belize, Ms Perla Perdomo, cut the ribbon.   The farm’s new improvements, at a cost of £250,000, include a new entrance, refurbished Gift Shop, and large new interpretation and information panels in the Activity Area and Discovery Zone. Guests on the […]

Pandas on ice at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh’s most famous black and white duo, Yang Guang and Tian Tian, are celebrating their birthdays this month with Yang Guang turning 13 (on 14th August) and Tian Tian also turning 13 (on 24th August). To celebrate the pandas’ birthdays, their keepers have treated them to a selection of tasty ice lollies at RZSS Edinburgh […]

BIAZA celebrates ’50 Years of Working Together for Wildlife’ with Sir David Attenborough 

As the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) celebrates ’50 Years of Working Together for Wildlife’, it has marked the occasion by presenting a special anniversary award to Sir David Attenborough, recognising both his contribution to conservation and the inspiration he has given to BIAZA’s members over the past five decades. Receiving […]

Monkey around at Capel Manor

Capel Manor College and Gardens is thrilled to be able to announce a very exciting addition to its ever expanding animal collection, a troop of common marmoset monkeys! ‘Rattler’, ‘Bassett’ and ‘Red’ are currently settling into their brand new, purpose-built enclosure next to the London Animal Management Centre, part of the Princess Royal College of Animal Management and […]

Summer baby boom at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Award-winning Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, which currently houses over 200 species of animals including ring tailed lemurs, coatis, wallabies and meerkats, has successfully bred six different species since May. The zoo, which was opened in 2011 by BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, is a realistic learning environment for students at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus […]

Elephants for Africa celebrates World Elephant Day

It’s World Elephant Day today and Elephants for Africa, the conservation charity based in Botswana, is standing alongside the celebration with their continued mission to build on conservation work being developed through research and education with local communities. Elephants for Africa, which is an associate of World Elephant Day, develops its research from its study site in the […]

Play and learn at Drusillas

I was able to make a return visit to Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex, recently with my family. There is so much to do there for a full day out, I am always very impressed. With my son Herbie always interested in the animals on show, we were able to use the Animal Spotter Books that can […]

York creates travelogue series with Yorkshire terrier

Tourism brand Visit York has appointed a Yorkshire terrier named ‘Yorkie’ to present its new travelogue series. The three-part short film series, hosted on You Tube, follows a Yorkshire Terrier on an unhurried adventure around York and North Yorkshire. The series is designed to showcase the many adventures visitors to York and North Yorkshire can have. Visit York, […]

Barleylands Farm Park

Full of free range family fun, there’s so much to do at Barleylands Farm in Essex, whatever the weather. Say hello to farmyard friends big and small, meet birds of prey, visit the South East’s largest display collection of reptiles, run wild in the indoor play area, jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride, and join […]

Fred. Olsen offers access to wildlife around the world

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is highlighting the wealth of wildlife that features on its cruise itineraries around the world this summer. The company’s varied shore tours include the opportunity to traverse the waters of Iceland’s magical fjordland on a whale-watching adventure, spot caiman deep within the Amazon with an overnight stay in Manaus, witness komodo […]

Zany Zebras a hit at Marwell!

Marwell Zoo‘s spectacular, family-friendly, art extravaganza, Marwell’s Zany Zebras, stampeded into Southampton recently, for a fantastic summer of fun. From mesmerising mosaics and glistening gems to colourful characters and crazy creations, there really is a zebra for everyone. Thousands of people, young and old, flocked to the city centre to enjoy the first weekend of zebra […]

Finding Dory events at Sea Life Brighton

Sea Life Brighton, in collaboration with Disney Pixar, has launched a brand new series of events inspired by new film Finding Dory. The events opened to the public on 16th July, just in time for the summer holidays, and will run until 11th September. Visitors can enjoy an interactive trail inspired by one of the […]

Longleat

In 1966, Longleat became the first location outside Africa to open a drive-through Safari. Over 50 years on, Longleat remains one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. Boasting animals, Elizabethan architecture, 900 acres of parkland, and easy access from the A350, A36 and A361 Longleat truly is the perfect choice for a day out. A trip to Longleat affords you the chance to […]

First penguin chicks of the season hatch at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed three Humboldt penguin chicks to the colony. After spending over two months inside their nests, the three chicks have finally ventured out and are acclimatising to their new surroundings. First out of the nest was Peanut, hatched to parents DJ and Mrs Doyle. A few days later, the park’s oldest penguin, Mushy (aged twenty-four), […]