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Penguin & marine awareness at Twycross

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire will be celebrating Penguin Awareness Weekend (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January) by offering discounted entry to all those dressed in black and white, just like their waddle of Humboldt penguins. The zoo will also be asking visitors to join their #TZPenguinPledge and only eat sustainable fish for one whole month, […]

Rare okapi born at London Zoo

A rare okapi has been born at ZSL London Zoo and keepers have named the new arrival Meghan, in celebration of this year’s forthcoming royal wedding. Native to the dense rainforests of the Congo in central Africa, the okapi is a relative of the giraffe, with a long prehensile tongue used to grab branches and […]

A celebration of sea stars in Brighton

Sea Life Brighton will unveil a dazzling new sea creature installation this February half term. Featuring more than 170 sensational star fish from across the world, Sea Stars is the UK’s largest celebration of one of the ocean’s most visually captivating sea creatures. Although the image of a traditional ‘star fish’ is often thought of […]

Paradise Wildlife say goodbye to Rocky

At nearly 20 years old Rocky was the oldest Amur tiger at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. Sadly, Rocky passed away on 11th January after being unwell for some weeks. The young Rocky arrived at Paradise when he was just a little cub, after his mother rejected him at birth weighing just 2lbs. Paradise Wildlife […]

Close encounters of the slow kind

Drusillas Park in East Sussex has introduced a brand new Close Encounter experience for 2018 with their beautiful two-toed sloths. Each 40 minute session, with one of the park’s slowest and most popular residents, takes place in the walk-through bat enclosure, where visitors get the chance to feed and come face-to-face with these strange and […]

Lambing live in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Farm Park, home to Countryfile’s Adam Henson, will open its barn doors to the public for lambing live every day from February 10th, right up until Easter. Established in 1971, Cotswold Farm Park is a centre for rare breed conservation and home to a large number of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses and ponies. […]

First UK polar bear birth for 25 years

The first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years has been announced by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The birth was confirmed by staff at Highland Wildlife Park after distinct high-pitched sounds were heard coming from female polar bear Victoria’s maternity den. Polar bear cubs enter the world blind, […]

Big day for Bristol Zoo panda

December 27th was a special day at Bristol Zoo Gardens this year as red panda Lady Hilary celebrated her 10th birthday. Like all red pandas, Lady Hilary loves the cold and especially the snow. Red pandas are adapted for cold weather with fur on the soles of their feet, which helps them to keep warm […]

A Flight Before Christmas at Longleat

As part of their giant outdoor Festival of Light celebrations, Longleat in Wiltshire are hosting an interactive storytelling experience featuring flying owls. Bringing the festive spirit thrillingly to life for younger visitors, ‘A Flight Before Christmas’ mixes the magic of storytelling with the aerial grace and agility of native species including tawny, barn and eagle […]

Festive treats for Edinburgh meerkats

Keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo provided their Meerkat plaza residents with some giant Christmas themed enrichment as an extra festive treat this week. The meerkats enjoyed crawling inside and popping their heads out of a Christmas cracker filled with food, along with lots of miniature crackers also stuffed full of their favourite treats. Edinburgh Zoo’s […]

Cheeky new arrivals for Kirkley Hall Zoo

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens near Newcastle in Northumberland recently welcomed a number of new arrivals to its collection. Three cheeky squirrel monkeys moved to Kirkley from Budapest Zoo and are settling in well. The brothers make a great addition to the Kirkley family and are fascinating to watch – and are  just as fascinated by you!  […]