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Walk among the lemurs at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has opened an exciting new exhibit which allows visitors to walk through the lemur enclosure and watch them close up, like never before. The new Lemur Loop experience has both indoor and outdoor sections and immerses visitors into a densely planted lemur environment which aims to closely resemble their natural habitat. The […]

Camp under the stars at Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are offering nature lovers the chance to sleep under the stars this summer with a brand new wild camping experience. Nature Night Camping offers guests the opportunity to sleepover at the UKs largest zoo alongside its 3500 animals on selected dates during August and September. Campers will be able to […]

Europe’s oldest silverback gorilla turns 56

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire helped Nico the western lowland gorilla celebrate his 56th birthday this weekend. Keepers marked the special occasion by providing Nico with a selection of presents and a birthday cake made out of bananas and courgetttes which they topped off with carrot candles. Nico is believed to be the oldest silverback gorilla […]

Summer lates at Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo will be running a series of late night events over the summer as they extend their opening times and offer visitors the chance to see wildlife after hours. As the heat of the day subsides, watch animals like the Amur leopards, tigers, hyenas and anteaters spring to life in the cool evening air, […]

Wee Beasties invade Edinburgh Zoo

Wee Beasties are set to take over RZSS Edinburgh Zoo from this weekend as the wildlife attraction opens a big new exhibit for some of its smallest animals. The zoo’s latest indoor attraction promises to take you on an adventure from the forests of East Africa to the islands of French Polynesia. Discover unusual species […]

Herd of dinosaurs move in to London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo will become home to a new herd of colossal creatures this this summer as dinosaurs move in for Zoorassic Park. From 22nd July visitors to the Zoo can travel back in time to prehistoric times and come face-to-face with life-size, moving dinosaurs – from the giant but gentle brachiosaurus to the towering […]

A guide to the art of mindful birdwatching

In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching author Claire Thompson of Birdlife International reveals how the practice of mindfulness can enrich our birdwatching experiences. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky, or been uplifted by bird song? Passionate about inspiring people to rekindle their love of the natural world, Claire believes […]

New baby orangutan for Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in East Midlands celebrated the birth a critically endangered Bornean orangutan this month, the second baby to arrive at the zoo this year. Born to experienced mother Kibriah, who celebrated her 40th birthday in January, the new baby made an appearance at noon on 16th June, much to the surprise of visitors to […]

Visit Bristol Zoo wildlife at twilight

Bristol Zoo are offering visitors the chance to experience wildlife in the evenings on selected dates throughout the summer as they open their doors for Friday Twilights. The zoo adventure begins at 6.30pm when the last visitors of the day have all gone, continuing throughout the evening until the sun goes down and all becomes […]

Celebrating giraffes at Twycross Zoo

Today is World Giraffe Day, an initiative set up by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to highlight the plight of Africa’s gentle giants in the wild. Held on the 21st of June, the date celebrates the longest necked animals in the world on the longest day of the year. Experts estimate there are only 100,000 giraffes […]

Summer baby boom for Longleat

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire are enjoying a summer baby boom as they welcome 20 monkeys, three rare Chinese deer, marmoset twins and two reindeer calves. There have been so many new rhesus monkey arrivals in recent weeks that even the dominant male, known as Phil, has taken to helping out with babysitting duties. Found […]

Where to take dad for free this weekend

Go wild this weekend and treat your dad to a day out to see wildlife on Father’s Day. What’s more, dads can enjoy completely free entry at all the following attractions;. Visit Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire this weekend and dads get free entry on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June when accompanied by a […]