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Celebrating World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year on 25th April and was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing flightless birds. To celebrate we have created a round up of our favourite penguin species and where you can see them. Rockhopper penguins are one of the smallest penguins standing at just 20 […]

Loggerhead turtles join The Deep

The Deep in Hull has welcomed two loggerhead sea turtles following the closure of Aquatopia in Antwerp last month. The duo, named Sensa and Mabouche, will now make The Deep’s 2.4m litre Endless Ocean exhibit their new home. The youngest of the metre long pair, Mabouche, is believed to be between 15 and 20 years […]

Easter monkeys at Stoke on Trent

Trentham Monkey Forest, in Stoke on Trent, will be encouraging visitors to take part in an Easter trail around its grounds this weekend – with a little help from the monkeys too, of course! The popular monkey forest, which is set in the 750 acres on the Trentham Estate, allows its 140 animals to live […]

Meet the owls of Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Kent are offering an unforgettable experience to anyone visiting in a group with a passion for owls. The falconry team at the castle are giving visitors the chance to meet these magnificent birds in a dedicated handling session. Learn more about the different types of owl, where they come from and how […]

Easter treat for West Midland meerkats

West Midland Safari Park have been busy preparing for their annual Easter event, and the animals have been getting involved in the celebrations too. For this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza, which runs until the 23rd of April, keepers have been tasked with making Easter-themed enrichment for the animals in their care. The park’s mob of mischievous […]

Farm fun at Kent Life this May

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, near Maidstone, is set within 28 acres of rolling countryside and has plenty on offer for all the family to enjoy this May. Stars of children’s TV show Paw Patrol, Chase and Marshall, will make a special appearance on Sunday 14th May. This will be the first visit to the Kent […]

Spring baby boom for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, is enjoying an unprecedented baby boom as it celebrates new arrivals for spring. Eland antelopes, painted dogs, wallabies and Bactrian camels have all introduced young, much to the delight of visitors flocking to the park over the Easter holidays. The newest of the generation are Bactrian camel calves Julius and Jeremiah, born […]

Maned wolf pups for Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo’s South American maned wolves are rearing a litter of three pups, the first for the zoo in seven years. Born towards the end of February, the pups were not seen by keepers for nearly four week due to their elusive nature. They have become much easier to spot now though since becoming bigger […]

Talk to the animals at Blackpool Zoo

From the tallest to the smallest and the funniest to the most ferocious, Blackpool Zoo are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with its residents this Easter. You could find yourself hand feeding majestic giraffes from a specially adapted tower, flying beautiful barn owls or even meeting comical sea lions. Each unforgettable […]

Lambing live on the farm this Easter

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Reserve in Powys, Wales are offering the chance for families to experience lambing live on the farm over the Easter holidays. If you’d like to visit a farm where lambs are being born and are newly arrived, grab your wellies, wrap up warm and head for the reserve’s lambing sheds. With over […]

Rare painted dogs arrive at Whipsnade

ZSL Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, will welcome a pack of endangered African hunting dogs to the zoo this Easter. The rare wild dog species, also known as painted dogs, will relocate from London Zoo to a huge new exhibit that has been built especially y for them. The pack of five females – sisters named Malindi, BeeBee, […]

New minibeasts arrive at Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, home to hundreds of spectacular butterflies, insects, reptiles and spiders, will welcome a number of new residents in time for the Easter holidays. Visitors to the farm’s Minibeast Metropolis will be able to see a new inhabitant, the Mexican walking fish, a cross between a fish and a lizard. The unusual amphibians […]

The Living Planet Centre Surrey

The Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey is home to the World Wildlife Fund UK and offers a great day out for all ages. Visitors to the centre can learn more about the secrets of the natural world and the global work of WWF charity. Themed around wildlife, oceans, freshwater and forests, four interactive zones […]

Mums go free this weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire will treat mums to free entry this Mother’s Day weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March – when accompanied by another full paying child or adult. In a series of keeper’s talks designed especially for the weekend, visitors will get the chance to learn all about animal mothers and their […]

Travel poster tribute to wildlife lost

A series of fictional travel posters have been created for Expedia UK to highlight the threat of extinction faced by many of our endangered animals. Inspired by vintage mid-century travel adverts, the posters show animals once commonplace in their natural habitat – such as the Dodo in Mauritius, the Golden Toad in Costa Rica and […]