Month: January 2017

Half term at Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm in Warwickshire will host a number of activities for younger visitors this half term. These will include ‘Meet the Mini-Beast’ handling sessions each day at 11:30am and 1:30pm so that children can get up close and handle insects such as a giant African millipede, African land snail and stick insects. Children of all […]

Nausicaa whale shark project a success

A year ago, NAUSICAA, the French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, joined forces with the MEGAPTERA Association to launch a crowdfunding project for the tagging of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The project was successful and one of NAUSICAA’s diver-handlers joined the MEGAPTERA teami n Djibouti just before Christmas where the tag was […]

Wellcome Collection sees in New Year with ‘Making Nature’ exhibition

The question of how humans relate to other animals has captivated philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, ethicists and artists for centuries. ‘Making Nature’ at London’s Wellcome Collection is running until 21st May and brings together over 100 objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography to examine what we think, feel and value about other species and the […]

Annual audit for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Persuading two black rhinos to stand still is the ultimate weigh-in challenge. But Hodari and Dayo, who tip the scales at 3,000lbs, were models of calm behaviour during the annual Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) animal audit. The playful pair, who arrived at the award-winning wildlife park this year, may weigh the same as a family estate […]

Get your dog or cat healthy for January

Hertfordshire-based premium pet food brands Barking Heads and Meowing Heads are dedicating January to promoting a healthy lifestyle for pets. This comes after a recent survey on diet and exercise showed that 1 in 5 dog owners were concerned that their pet was under or overweight. During the first month of the year, traditionally a […]

Sea Shepherd intercepts Japanese whaling fleet

In  December, Sea Shepherd’s patrol vessel, the Ocean Warrior, intercepted one of the harpoon ships of the Japanese whale-poaching fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. “The crews of the Ocean Warrior and the MV Steve Irwin have been battling through thick fog and ice to protect the whales in the Australian whale sanctuary,” said […]

Rare cheetah cubs venture outside

A rare pair of cheetah cubs have ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. Cubs Poppy and Winston, who were named by the public, are the first to have been born at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. The pair, both still sporting Mohican-style juvenile fur, were […]

Mammoth project takes shape at Blackpool Zoo

A multi-million pound project is taking shape at Blackpool Zoo at the end of what has been another record-breaking year. The scheme, dubbed Project Elephant, is the zoo’s most ambitious and biggest ever single investment and the building, which is one of the UK’s largest indoor elephant facilities, is almost complete. Work on the three-acre […]