Month: March 2017

Rare painted dogs arrive at Whipsnade

ZSL Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, will welcome a pack of endangered African hunting dogs to the zoo this Easter. The rare wild dog species, also known as painted dogs, will relocate from London Zoo to a huge new exhibit that has been built especially y for them. The pack of five females – sisters named Malindi, BeeBee, […]

New minibeasts arrive at Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, home to hundreds of spectacular butterflies, insects, reptiles and spiders, will welcome a number of new residents in time for the Easter holidays. Visitors to the farm’s Minibeast Metropolis will be able to see a new inhabitant, the Mexican walking fish, a cross between a fish and a lizard. The unusual amphibians […]

The Living Planet Centre Surrey

The Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey is home to the World Wildlife Fund UK and offers a great day out for all ages. Visitors to the centre can learn more about the secrets of the natural world and the global work of WWF charity. Themed around wildlife, oceans, freshwater and forests, four interactive zones […]

Mums go free this weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire will treat mums to free entry this Mother’s Day weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March – when accompanied by another full paying child or adult. In a series of keeper’s talks designed especially for the weekend, visitors will get the chance to learn all about animal mothers and their […]

Travel poster tribute to wildlife lost

A series of fictional travel posters have been created for Expedia UK to highlight the threat of extinction faced by many of our endangered animals. Inspired by vintage mid-century travel adverts, the posters show animals once commonplace in their natural habitat – such as the Dodo in Mauritius, the Golden Toad in Costa Rica and […]

Vulture chicks breeding success

THE Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire has announced the hatching of two further Oriental white-backed vulture chicks at the conservation breeding centre at Changa Manga, near Lahore in Pakistan. The trust has been working on a breeding programme for vultures here, together with partners WWF-Pakistan, since 2004. The hatchings follow the breeding success of last […]

Zoo club at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is giving animal lovers aged between 8 and 15 years the exclusive opportunity to join Drayton Manor Park’s Zoo Club for the 2017 season. It’s a very exciting time at the zoo, as the 100+ species already in residence are soon to be joined by lots of new and exciting […]

Claws launches in Brighton

SEA Life Brighton launches its newest installation, Claws, on 22nd April. The display welcomes a host of new shell-dwelling creatures including two statuesque Japanese spider crabs. The largest of the crabs, which were previously housed at Sea Life Helsinki, has a leg span of 1.3 metres and can grow to the size of a car. […]

Longleat’s monster plans for 2017

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire is keen to let visitors know all about what lies in store for this year. The attraction’s drive-through safari is home to exotic animals from around the world including giraffes, tigers, cheetahs, monkeys and lions. You can step aboard the Jungle Cruise to meet gorillas in their lakeside retreat, enjoy […]

Millennials embrace urban bird watching

Research has revealed that more of us, including a significant number of 25 – 34 year olds, enjoy watching birds and other wildlife in their natural environment in town and cities – in a movement that has been dubbed ‘urban birding.’ Retailers of wildlife cams have seen a huge increase in sales of photographic devices […]

Paignton Zoo welcome pygmy slow loris twins

Twin pygmy slow loris, born at Paignton Zoo, Devon in February, have become much easier for visitors to spot this month as they venture out and about with parents and experienced breeding pair Charlie and Edna. Weighing in at just 25/30 grams when born, the tiny youngsters join a larger than average collection of pygmy slow loris […]

Animal Park returns to film at Longleat

Following the success of last year’s ‘Animal Park: Summer Special’, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Longleat Safari Park and won viewing figures of 1.65 million, presenters Kate Humble and Ben Fogle return to Longleat to film a major 15-part series of Animal Park for the BBC. Longleat’s CEO, Bob Montgomery, said: “We’re delighted to […]

Paradise Wildlife Park to become a charity

Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, has adopted charitable status after announcing the launch of the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire (ZSH), a registered charity that will allow the organisation to focus its operations on education and animal conservation. Paradise Wildlife Park was formed in 1982 and is already well known for its animal breeding and conservation […]