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An interview with…. Wild Welfare’s Georgina Groves

Georgina Groves is Projects Director at Wild Welfare and has over 15 years of experience working for animal welfare, research and conservation organisations including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and The Natural History Museum in London.  Georgina is responsible for overseeing the charity’s global projects and ensuring the organisation stays true to its vision […]

Wildlife in the Cotswolds

As part of a recent holiday to the Cotswolds, Discover Animals’ Editorial Director Abbe Bates paid a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Burford with her family. The 160-acre site is a mix of beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland, animal enclosures, aviaries, insect and reptile houses, farmyard, and adventure playgrounds. Its beginnings […]

Leggy new arrival for West Midland Safari

Keepers at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild’s giraffe. The new arrival was born on Wednesday 3 October to second-time mum, Arusha and will join an existing herd of six females and four males at the park, including seven-year-old dad Rufus. Standing six-foot-tall, the leggy yet to be named […]

Family fun at Monkey World this Halloween

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset provides sanctuary for over 250 rescued and endangered primates of more than 20 different species from around the world. Daily keeper talks provide a captivating insight into life at the park with guided tours available to pre-book. The park relies upon visitor entry fees and donations in order to […]

Visit a pumpkin patch tarantula in Stratford this Halloween

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm this Halloween and come face to face with its brand new eight-legged resident – the pumpkin patch tarantula. Arriving just in time for October half term, this stunning, beautifully coloured spider originates from Colombia and is given the name ‘pumpkin patch’ because of its distinctive, brightly coloured orange and yellow abdomen. […]

Laughing all the way to Longleat

A group of male spotted hyenas – collectively known as a ‘cackle’ – can now be seen in a new drive-through enclosure at Longleat Safari Park. These magnificent sub-Saharan hunters are known as ‘laughing’ hyenas due to the bizarre giggling sounds they make when excited. The ‘laugh’ is one of up to 12 different vocalisations the […]

Creepy encounters at Whipsnade this Halloween

Boo at the Zoo returns to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half-term holiday with a special family friendly Halloween event celebrating all things spooky. Running from Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 October, fearless visitors can step into the Super Natural Neighbours experience to discover more about the weird and wonderful creatures that live on our doorsteps.  Kids […]

First vet checks for rare tiger cubs

Whipsnade Zoo’s eight-week-old endangered tiger cubs Dmitri, Makari and Czar have just  received their first health checks – and keepers have released footage of the event. While seven-year-old tigress mum Naya and dad Botzman enjoyed breakfast in their den, the zoo’s team of vets were able to safely enter the tiger family’s main enclosure. Here […]