Month: August 2017

First survey of British hedgehog houses taken

Hedgehog Street launched the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census this week, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species. The aim of the survey is to combat the ongoing fall in native hedgehog population numbers, which have declined by up to a third […]

Celebrating World Elephant Day at Twycross Zoo

World Elephant Day is an international event held on 12th August each year dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. It is estimated that there are less than 40,000 Asian elephants and 400,000 African elephants left in the wild.  World Elephant Day aims to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures through education and […]

Twycross snow leopard twin cubs named

Twycross Zoo in the Midlands welcomed snow leopard twins four months ago and the two female cubs made their first public appearance during July. Members of the zoo were asked to choose names for the twins which zoo keepers proposed, taking origins from the leopard’s natural home range across the vast high mountains of Central […]

Breeding success at Penguin Rock this year

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo had a successful breeding season this year and welcomed 19 gentoo chicks and one northern rockhopper chick to its Penguin Rock enclosure. Penguin breeding season, which began in March, is now coming to a close and these once tiny chicks are now growing into adorably fluffy youngsters. The first gentoo chicks hatched […]

Giant Anteater

Giant anteaters are usually found in tropical and deciduous forests as well as the grasslands of Central and South America. They do not have any teeth but have a tongue which is more than 60cm in length and a tiny 1.25mm wide which they put to good use by eating over 30000 insects per day! […]

The Great Brick Safari opens at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire launched The Great Brick Safari  today, an interactive experience featuring over 2 million LEGO bricks. Marwell is the first UK zoo to host a collection of giant LEGO brick animals. Over 80 stunning sculptures, representing 25 different species, have been installed, offering an exciting and unique trail to connect children with nature. […]