Month: June 2017

A guide to the art of mindful birdwatching

In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching author Claire Thompson of Birdlife International reveals how the practice of mindfulness can enrich our birdwatching experiences. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky, or been uplifted by bird song? Passionate about inspiring people to rekindle their love of the natural world, Claire believes […]

New baby orangutan for Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in East Midlands celebrated the birth a critically endangered Bornean orangutan this month, the second baby to arrive at the zoo this year. Born to experienced mother Kibriah, who celebrated her 40th birthday in January, the new baby made an appearance at noon on 16th June, much to the surprise of visitors to […]

Visit Bristol Zoo wildlife at twilight

Bristol Zoo are offering visitors the chance to experience wildlife in the evenings on selected dates throughout the summer as they open their doors for Friday Twilights. The zoo adventure begins at 6.30pm when the last visitors of the day have all gone, continuing throughout the evening until the sun goes down and all becomes […]

Celebrating giraffes at Twycross Zoo

Today is World Giraffe Day, an initiative set up by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to highlight the plight of Africa’s gentle giants in the wild. Held on the 21st of June, the date celebrates the longest necked animals in the world on the longest day of the year. Experts estimate there are only 100,000 giraffes […]

Summer baby boom for Longleat

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire are enjoying a summer baby boom as they welcome 20 monkeys, three rare Chinese deer, marmoset twins and two reindeer calves. There have been so many new rhesus monkey arrivals in recent weeks that even the dominant male, known as Phil, has taken to helping out with babysitting duties. Found […]

Where to take dad for free this weekend

Go wild this weekend and treat your dad to a day out to see wildlife on Father’s Day. What’s more, dads can enjoy completely free entry at all the following attractions;. Visit Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire this weekend and dads get free entry on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June when accompanied by a […]

Stay overnight with tigers in Kent

Port Lympne Reserve in Kent are offering guests the experience of a lifetime as they open one of the most unusual places to stay on a short break. Tiger Lodge is the first of its kind in the U.K and offers a unique wildlife getaway. Situated within the tiger enclosure at Port Lympne, the lodge […]

Sensational Butterflies visit London

A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London features hundreds of live butterflies and moths on display in a tropical butterfly house. Sensational Butterflies includes a kaleidoscope of colourful butterfly species ethically sourced from Central and South America, Africa and Asia especially for the show. Follow the trail through a tropical habitat of […]

Poison frog world first for Paignton

Staff at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon have successfully bred an endangered Peruvian frog, making them the first zoo in the world to do so. Also known as the Summers’ poison frog, this particular frog was only named in 2008 when it was separated from the red headed poison frog and identified as a […]

Celebrating the lions of Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo have been busy celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, while also marking 10 years since the zoo’s Pride of Blackpool Big Cat House opened to the public. The zoo also keep the only father and son lion group in the UK, who have also been celebrating birthdays in recent weeks. Wallace turned nine […]

Natural History Museum release innovative kids books

The Natural History Museum have released some wonderful animal inspired books for kids of all ages, just in time for summer. The Lift-the-Flap and Colour series is an innovative new colouring-in range created in partnership with Frances Lincoln Children’s Books to stimulate a life-long passion for wildlife, ecology and conservation. Following on from the success of Jungle and […]

Rare new arrivals for Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo have been experiencing a spectacular spring time baby boom this year, with many of the newborns being rare species. The latest new arrivals at the zoo include two extremely rare Javan green magpie chicks. Facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, the birds are listed as critically endangered by the […]

Rare wild horse born at Highlands Wildlife

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in The Cairngorms, Scotland, have been celebrating the birth of a rare Przewalski’s wild horse foal, which can now be spotted trotting around the main reserve with rest of the small herd. The rare species of wild horse had previously been listed as extinct, with the last official sighting in 1968, […]