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An interview with…. Lucy Cooke

Wildlife expert Lucy Cooke is an award-winning television producer and presenter, best-selling author and explorer, with a Masters in zoology from Oxford University where she studied under Professor Richard Dawkins. A regular on our TV screens, Lucy has recently appeared on BBC2’s Springwatch, as team captain on wildlife quiz Curious Creatures and host on BBC4’s […]

Plans to reintroduce lynx to UK could now go ahead

Lynx UK Trust and Wildwood Trust are working together on ambitious plans to reintroduce six Eurasian lynx to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland for a five-year trial period. An application is currently awaiting approval from the environment secretary, Michael Gove, and Natural England, although the trial is considered a near certainty after landowners who control the 20 adjoining […]

Adopt with Born Free on World Lion Day

WORLD LION DAY – FRIDAY 10th AUGUST 2018 International wildlife charity The Born Free Foundation is offering animal lovers an amazing way to support World Lion Day this year as they officially introduce King to their adoption scheme. King is a young male lion who was rescued from an apartment on the outskirts of Paris in October […]

10 reasons to love a lion and a penguin

10 Reasons to Love a Lion / 10 Reasons to Love a Penguin by Catherine Barr & Hanako Clulow The wonderful 10 reasons to love book series is back with two brand new titles for little readers this summer – Lion and Penguin. Published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, these beautifully illustrated hardback books […]

Tiger photo exhibition to raise awareness at Royal Albert Hall

A photography exhibition highlighting the plight of wild tigers will receive its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 18 September. ‘Eye on the Tiger’ will be the largest professional photographic exhibition of its subject ever commissioned and is presented by conservation charity Save Wild Tigers.  Acclaimed photographers from around the world – including the USA, UK, Germany, […]

Native seahorses return to Torquay

Living Coasts, the all-weather attraction located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, is now home to native seahorses. These beautiful, serene and exotic creatures, also known by the Latin hippocampus – meaning “horse caterpillar” –  live in the seagrass meadows just offshore in the Bay. Seahorses use their long, thin snouts to probe into nooks and […]

Tiny red panda cub spotted at Longleat

Longleat welcomed twin red panda cubs two weeks ago and mum Rufina has already been spotted taking one of her tiny new arrivals outside for the first time. Rufina and dad Ajendra are important members of a European breeding programme for the species, which is officially recognised as endangered in the wild. The pair have raised […]

Noah’s Ark project offers hope for island ecosystem

Wilderness Safaris, Africa’s leading sustainable ecotourism operator, has introduced its next Travel with Purpose itinerary, The Noah’s Ark Project. This conservation-focused journey offers guests the opportunity to explore the exclusive North Island in Seychelles from 24 to 28 September 2018, whilst actively taking part in the survey, capture and release of the Seychelles white-eye, one […]

The perfect hedgehog home revealed

Wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have been urging people to help hedgehogs by building them homes in their gardens. The recent heatwave has prompted more of us to help the nation’s favourite mammal, but what exactly makes the perfect hedgehog house? Last year, the first […]

New Yorkshire home for Japanese brown bears

Yorkshire Wildlife Park will soon welcome four mature brown bears from Japan as part of an international rehoming project. The bears are currently being kept at the Ainu Culture Museum on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s islands. However, concerns were raised about the conditions the bears were living in at the museum so a decision […]

Twins offer hope for rarest ape in the world

Last year a species of orangutan was discovered in Indonesia and immediately classified as the rarest ape in the world.  In May this year, researchers made a significant find when they documented the first-ever sighting of twin baby Tapanuli orangutans. However, the Batang Toru forest where the Tapanuli orangutans live is under immediate threat from a Chinese-funded […]

Summer events to raise awareness at West Midland

West Midland Safari Park is looking forward to launching its annual Summer Nights event at the end of July.  This year the focus will be on fundraising for some of the world’s most vulnerable and endangered species. For five weeks, the park will be raising awareness for different animals, including bumblebees, Sumatran tigers, penguins, Grévy’s zebras […]

Discover a world of birds through sound

Take your child on a journey of discovery with this wonderful hardback book offering little readers an introduction to the world of birds through sound. A beautifully embossed cover features colourful birds from around the world, opening to show large double spread pages that perfectly set each scene. Visit ten different habitats with the turn […]