Author: Simone Brookes

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Boo at ZSL London Zoo Get set for a host of spooky goings on at ZSL London Zoo this Halloween, 21st to 31st October. Enjoy a spook-tacular range of themed activities, including special Hallowen versions of the zoo’s popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations. You can also meet some of the animals famous for haunting Halloween! […]

Creepy Crawlies invade Edinburgh Zoo

Creepy Crawlies return to RSZZ Edinburgh Zoo this Friday 7th October and the exhibition promises to be bigger and better than ever. Visit a whole host of weird and wonderful creepy crawlies from around the world on the zoo’s Budongo Trail, with the opportunity to meet the keepers and get hands on with bugs and insects […]

Whipsnade zebra foals find their feet

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed two endangered Grevy’s zebra foals earlier this month and the pair can now be spotted playfully horsing around in their paddock. Female foal Katie, born to first-time mum Nafisa on 10 September, was joined nine days later by a male foal, Kito, born to mum Henna. Since finding their feet, the […]

New arrivals for Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament

Birdworld in Farnham, Surrey launched the Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament in spring, a brand new exhibit created in collaboration with the World Owl Trust to educate and raise awareness of these magnificent birds. The beautifully crafted display has been carefully designed to incorporate many elements of the fantasy author’s Discworld novels, and visitors familiar with the […]

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 […]