Month: April 2017

First golden gibbon of the year for Twycross

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, has welcomed the birth of a baby white-cheeked golden gibbon, the first of the year in Europe. The new arrival, who is yet to be named, is the fifth offspring to mother Kampuchea, originally from Oregon Zoo, and father Earl, who was moved to Twycross from Mulhouse Zoo in France. Northern white-cheeked gibbons are […]

Celebrating World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year on 25th April and was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing flightless birds. To celebrate we have created a round up of our favourite penguin species and where you can see them. Rockhopper penguins are one of the smallest penguins standing at just 20 […]

Loggerhead turtles join The Deep

The Deep in Hull has welcomed two loggerhead sea turtles following the closure of Aquatopia in Antwerp last month. The duo, named Sensa and Mabouche, will now make The Deep’s 2.4m litre Endless Ocean exhibit their new home. The youngest of the metre long pair, Mabouche, is believed to be between 15 and 20 years […]

Easter monkeys at Stoke on Trent

Trentham Monkey Forest, in Stoke on Trent, will be encouraging visitors to take part in an Easter trail around its grounds this weekend – with a little help from the monkeys too, of course! The popular monkey forest, which is set in the 750 acres on the Trentham Estate, allows its 140 animals to live […]

Meet the owls of Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Kent are offering an unforgettable experience to anyone visiting in a group with a passion for owls. The falconry team at the castle are giving visitors the chance to meet these magnificent birds in a dedicated handling session. Learn more about the different types of owl, where they come from and how […]

Easter treat for West Midland meerkats

West Midland Safari Park have been busy preparing for their annual Easter event, and the animals have been getting involved in the celebrations too. For this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza, which runs until the 23rd of April, keepers have been tasked with making Easter-themed enrichment for the animals in their care. The park’s mob of mischievous […]

Farm fun at Kent Life this May

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, near Maidstone, is set within 28 acres of rolling countryside and has plenty on offer for all the family to enjoy this May. Stars of children’s TV show Paw Patrol, Chase and Marshall, will make a special appearance on Sunday 14th May. This will be the first visit to the Kent […]

Spring baby boom for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, is enjoying an unprecedented baby boom as it celebrates new arrivals for spring. Eland antelopes, painted dogs, wallabies and Bactrian camels have all introduced young, much to the delight of visitors flocking to the park over the Easter holidays. The newest of the generation are Bactrian camel calves Julius and Jeremiah, born […]

Maned wolf pups for Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo’s South American maned wolves are rearing a litter of three pups, the first for the zoo in seven years. Born towards the end of February, the pups were not seen by keepers for nearly four week due to their elusive nature. They have become much easier to spot now though since becoming bigger […]

Talk to the animals at Blackpool Zoo

From the tallest to the smallest and the funniest to the most ferocious, Blackpool Zoo are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with its residents this Easter. You could find yourself hand feeding majestic giraffes from a specially adapted tower, flying beautiful barn owls or even meeting comical sea lions. Each unforgettable […]

Lambing live on the farm this Easter

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Reserve in Powys, Wales are offering the chance for families to experience lambing live on the farm over the Easter holidays. If you’d like to visit a farm where lambs are being born and are newly arrived, grab your wellies, wrap up warm and head for the reserve’s lambing sheds. With over […]