All posts tagged: conservation

Rise in River Thames seahorse sightings

Marine biologists from conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have reported a surge in seahorse sightings in the River Thames. In the past two months six seahorses have been spotted, compared with just one or two sightings in the previous year. The most recent sighting of a short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) was recorded by […]

Celebrating World Elephant Day at Twycross Zoo

World Elephant Day is an international event held on 12th August each year dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. It is estimated that there are less than 40,000 Asian elephants and 400,000 African elephants left in the wild.  World Elephant Day aims to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures through education and […]

Twycross snow leopard twin cubs named

Twycross Zoo in the Midlands welcomed snow leopard twins four months ago and the two female cubs made their first public appearance during July. Members of the zoo were asked to choose names for the twins which zoo keepers proposed, taking origins from the leopard’s natural home range across the vast high mountains of Central […]

World Tiger Day at Edinburgh Zoo

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo treated their tigers to spectacular globe-shaped enrichment as part of the zoo’s World Tiger Day celebrations this week. World Tiger Day is held globally on the 29th July to help highlight the plight of tigers in the wild and raises awareness of the vital conservation work being carried out to save them. […]

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 […]

Rare wild horse born at Highlands Wildlife

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in The Cairngorms, Scotland, have been celebrating the birth of a rare Przewalski’s wild horse foal, which can now be spotted trotting around the main reserve with rest of the small herd. The rare species of wild horse had previously been listed as extinct, with the last official sighting in 1968, […]

Join The Great British Bee Count

TV presenters Michaela Strachan and Ellie Harrison are urging people to take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count, which begins this week and runs until Friday 30 June. Now in its fourth year, The Bee Count is being backed by some of the nation’s leading bee experts, who are calling on […]

Rhino Week at West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park will be hosting a range of events during half term week to raise awareness and funds for Save the Rhino International. The park’s own Rhino Week runs from 28 May until 5 June and will promote the plight of these magnificent animals while also highlighting the work the park does to […]

Bat conservation week at West Midland

West Midland Safari Park have been busy hosting a dedicated conservation week to raise awareness and funds for bats. Protect Bats Week, in association with the Bat Conservation Trust, runs until Sunday 14th May and aims to inform guests about the amazing world of bats, and what species can be found in the U.K. A variety […]

Amur leopards run wild in the Highlands

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland have recently completed construction work on a very large facility to help the rarest big cat in the world, the Amur leopard. The new enclosure, which covers a very large area of natural Highland habitat, has been created as part of a cold weather breeding programme designed especially for […]

First golden gibbon of the year for Twycross

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, has welcomed the birth of a baby white-cheeked golden gibbon, the first of the year in Europe. The new arrival, who is yet to be named, is the fifth offspring to mother Kampuchea, originally from Oregon Zoo, and father Earl, who was moved to Twycross from Mulhouse Zoo in France. Northern white-cheeked gibbons are […]