Month: December 2014

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily and is located just five minutes from the M1, junction 31. Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out. Meet meerkats, owls, snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day. Free-flying bird displays take place daily, featuring spectacular birds of prey, parrots and […]

Meet seven new endangered species added to IUCN Red List

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s most comprehensive inventory of endangered species, but it’s hardly the time for celebration. Of the 76,199 assessed species, 22,413 are threatened with extinction, according to the most recent update of the IUCN Red List. 310 species were added to its list of vanishing wildlife, including the Pacific Bluefin Tuna, the Chinese Pufferfish and the Black Grass-dart Butterfly.

Have you ever heard of a ‘walker’ shark?

I visited the French National Sealife Centre, Nausicaa, in Boulogne and was introduced on a back stage tour with keeper Simon Becue to a ‘walker’ shark.  Actually called epaulette sharks, they get their nickname from the way they ‘walk’ along the sea bed by wriggling their bodies and pushing with their fins rather than swimming. The […]

Cast your vote for the Best Animal Attraction for Groups at the European Group Travel Awards

The European Group Travel Awards, organised by Landor Travel Publications and, recognise the remarkable achievements made by suppliers in the group travel industry. The Awards in 2015 will take place on Thursday 5th March at the prestigious Intercontinental Berlin in the heart of Berlin. With TripAdvisor able to compile a list of the top zoos […]