Author: Simone Brookes

Animal: The ultimate guide to a world of wildlife

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide is a stunning reference book that brings together the expertise of over 70 natural history specialists and the wonderful images of wildlife photographers from around the globe. This impressive hardback book features over 600 beautifully illustrated pages, describing and explaining in great detail the incredible range of creatures found in the […]

Experience owls by magical moonlight

The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, Hampshire, are offering a magical experience for anyone wishing to catch a display of owls at night. Available on selected dates in September and October, Owls by Moonlight offers visitors the chance to witness these mystical birds as they twist and turn through the night sky, silently skimming as […]

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 […]