All posts tagged: wildlife

Go wildlife spotting on the Thames

MBNA Thames Clippers has teamed up with ZSL (Zoological Society of London) to offer free wildlife activity packs for younger passengers. During a trip on London’s river bus service kids are encouraged to use the downloadable work sheets to learn more about wildlife living in the Thames. From charismatic marine mammals like harbour seals, grey […]

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 […]

Go batty for bats in your back garden

The Wildlife Trusts is encouraging us to get closer to bats and understand more about these fascinating little mammals.  They suggest many ways to help them thrive, including going batty in your back garden. There are lots of little things that we can do that have a big impact on bats, from planting night-scented flowers […]

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Boo at ZSL London Zoo Get set for a host of spooky goings on at ZSL London Zoo this Halloween, 21st to 31st October. Enjoy a spook-tacular range of themed activities, including special Hallowen versions of the zoo’s popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations. You can also meet some of the animals famous for haunting Halloween! […]

Animal: The ultimate guide to a world of wildlife

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide is a stunning reference book that brings together the expertise of over 70 natural history specialists and the wonderful images of wildlife photographers from around the globe. This impressive hardback book features over 600 beautifully illustrated pages, describing and explaining in great detail the incredible range of creatures found in the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gatwick goes wild this half term

A project has been set up by Gatwick Airport and the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership to highlight the wide variety of animals and plants living happily by the side of one of Europe’s busiest airfields. ‘Gatwick Goes Wild’ will see a special week long programme of events designed to bring staff, passengers and nearby residents closer […]

National zoo photo award winners announced

A national photography competition run by The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced its winners for 2017 at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by The Deep aquarium in Hull. BIAZA, a conservation, education and scientific wildlife charity representing the zoo and aquarium community in the U.K., opens the photography competition […]

RSPCA search for young photographer 2017

Entry to the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017 is now officially open and judges are hoping this year’s categories will appeal to more entrants than ever. The new ‘mobile phone’ category will provide a fresh challenge, reflecting the important photographic role played by mobile devices in our lives today. Any mobile device can be used […]

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 […]