Month: February 2018

Polar bears enjoy Yorkshire snow ❄️

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Branton in Doncaster, was transformed into a winter wonderland after heavy snowfall yesterday. The park’s polar bears, Nissan, Nobby, Victor and Pixel, were delighted to find their ten acre reserve completely covered by snow and wasted no time enjoying it. Home to the country’s only polar bears, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is […]

Cockatoo conservation at Birdworld

Birdworld, Surrey is home to over 1000 birds and 180 species from around the world. The 26-acre park in Farnham has recently completed the initial instalment of several new homes for citron and yellow-crested cockatoos. The new aviaries and their continuing development aim to educate and raise awareness for the critically endangered yellow-crested cockatoo, whose numbers […]

Tiny tamarins born at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Oxfordhsire recently announced the birth of tiny Emperor tamarin twins. Weighing in at just 35g when born, the yet to be named youngsters can now be seen exploring their enclosure opposite the park’s interactive lemur exhibit Madagascar. Section Head of Primates, Chris Kibbey, commented: “Keepers are delighted that our Emperor tamarin pair […]

First public appearance for little langur

Belfast Zoo celebrated the birth of an endangered François langur in late 2017 and the little monkey recently made his first appearance for visitors. The latest arrival has been named Huaidan, meaning ‘rascal’ in Chinese, and joins five more of these stunning leaf-eating primates at Belfast Zoo’s monkey house. Adult François langurs are black in […]

A day out at Drusillas Park

We visited Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex on a beautiful, sunny half-term day, which made for a perfect family outing. My eight-year-old daughter had been very excited at the idea of seeing lots of animals, especially the cotton-top tamarins and their new babies, who were easy to spot clinging to their mothers’ back. A handy animal spotter […]

What do animals do all day?

What Do Animals Do All Day? is a bright, colourful hardback book skilfully designed to teach young children all about animals in the wild in a fun and informative way. A number of varied habitats are explored across large, bold double pages, including jungle, coral reef and savannah, with an introduction to the animals that […]

Valentine’s treat for ZSL London Zoo giraffes

Love was definitely in the air at ZSL London Zoo when zookeepers treated their all-girl giraffe group to a special Valentine’s Day treat. Giraffe trio Ellish, Margaret and Mollie enjoyed a specially created and decorated heart-shaped wreath entwined with juicy flowers to mark the annual day of romance. ZSL giraffe keeper Louise Jackobson said: “Like all […]

The perfect guide to understanding your dog

The Dog; A Natural History is a beautifully presented hardcover book designed to answer any questions you may have about your canine friend. An engaging and informative read, this detailed study looks at the behaviour of dogs, especially their bond with humans, and explores how through the centuries we have cultivated a close relationship, both […]

Recycled trees provide perfect treat

Last month, Belfast Zoo made a request for the public to donate natural Christmas trees to be used for animal enrichment. They were overwhelmed with the response when several hundred trees arrived at their gates. The festive trees were immediately put to good use as enrichment, which is used to encourage natural behaviours and to provide […]