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Woburn Safari welcome tiny baby lemur

Visit Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire over the Easter holiday and you may catch a glimpse of their newest arrival – a tiny baby ring-tailed lemur. The little lemur was born to 10 year-old mother Kirindy and 7 year-old father Berenti just two weeks ago and can be spotted with its parents in the safari’s […]

Awe-inspiring predators invade Longleat

Longleat in Wiltshire will be home to some of the planet’s most remarkable predators from this weekend,  Saturday 24th March. Visitors to the safari park will be able to watch in awe as a dozen highly-realistic animatronic creatures come to life as part of the thrilling new Predators attraction. Let your imagination run wild as you come face […]

Adorable baby sloth born at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has welcomed an adorable new arrival – a baby two-toed sloth. Born mid February, after almost a year-long pregnancy, keepers finally spotted the newborn being cradled by mum Marilyn while on their morning rounds. ZSL sloth keeper Steve Goodwin said: “We saw two big brown eyes peering out through mum’s fur and […]

BIAZA join race to save Asian ‘unicorn’

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) have joined the fight to save one of the rarest species on the planet, the critically endangered saola. The antelope-like species is native to Laos and Vietnam and was only discovered by science in 1992. It is estimated that fewer than 100 saolas survive in the wild […]

Big Cat Sanctuary to open its doors

The Big Cat Sanctuary will be holding its annual Open Day event in July to support their welfare, breeding, conservation and education programmes. Set in the heart if the Kent countryside, The Big Cat Sanctuary is home to many speciess of cat including lions, tigers, jaguars, cheetahs and snow leopards and is usually closed to the […]

Polar bears enjoy Yorkshire snow ❄️

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Branton in Doncaster, was transformed into a winter wonderland after heavy snowfall yesterday. The park’s polar bears, Nissan, Nobby, Victor and Pixel, were delighted to find their ten acre reserve completely covered by snow and wasted no time enjoying it. Home to the country’s only polar bears, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is […]

Cockatoo conservation at Birdworld

Birdworld, Surrey is home to over 1000 birds and 180 species from around the world. The 26-acre park in Farnham has recently completed the initial instalment of several new homes for citron and yellow-crested cockatoos. The new aviaries and their continuing development aim to educate and raise awareness for the critically endangered yellow-crested cockatoo, whose numbers […]

Tiny tamarins born at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Oxfordhsire recently announced the birth of tiny Emperor tamarin twins. Weighing in at just 35g when born, the yet to be named youngsters can now be seen exploring their enclosure opposite the park’s interactive lemur exhibit Madagascar. Section Head of Primates, Chris Kibbey, commented: “Keepers are delighted that our Emperor tamarin pair […]

First public appearance for little langur

Belfast Zoo celebrated the birth of an endangered François langur in late 2017 and the little monkey recently made his first appearance for visitors. The latest arrival has been named Huaidan, meaning ‘rascal’ in Chinese, and joins five more of these stunning leaf-eating primates at Belfast Zoo’s monkey house. Adult François langurs are black in […]

A day out at Drusillas Park

We visited Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex on a beautiful, sunny half-term day, which made for a perfect family outing. My eight-year-old daughter had been very excited at the idea of seeing lots of animals, especially the cotton-top tamarins and their new babies, who were easy to spot clinging to their mothers’ back. A handy animal spotter […]