Month: July 2016

Monkey forest opens summer photography competition

Staffordshire-based attraction Trentham Monkey Forest is giving away a ‘Breakfast with Monkeys’ experience for two people as it launches a new summer competition that celebrates the 300-year anniversary of Trentham Estate landscaper ‘Capability’ Brown. The attraction has named their summer photography competition ‘Are You Capable?’ in honour of the famous gardener who worked on many gardens, […]

Baby Baku’s progress on film

Baby Baku, the two-month old endangered tapir calf born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, is growing up big and strong – not to mention full of adventure – judging by a recent video. Already doubled in size, keepers have filmed the calf in a boisterous mood trying to persuade his dad Mowgli to have some fun. […]

War Horse team create Longleat lion puppet

Longleat has commissioned puppetry specialists from the National Theatre’s production of Warhorse to bring a giant lion puppet to life. The big cat puppet, which is nearly three metres long and more than two metres tall, will feature in daily parades at the Wiltshire stately home throughout the summer as part of the 50th anniversary of […]

Ground breaks on Asian elephant project

Blackpool Zoo has this week broken ground on its most ambitious and biggest ever single project to date, which will launch as part of next year’s 45th anniversary celebrations. The multi-million pound scheme, entitled Project Elephant, will see one of the UK’s largest indoor elephant facilities being built on vacant land at the zoo, opening up […]

Capture wildlife on film with new course

The Jessops Training Academy has introduced its first ever ‘British Wildlife Experience’, a rewarding course designed to provide wildlife and photography enthusiasts with the opportunity to capture animals in their natural environment. “This new photography experience provides an amazing opportunity to encounter a variety of wild and beautiful creatures that are often too difficult to even catch a […]