Month: November 2016

I Just Love It Christmas Gift Guide for Pets out now, the website that hosts over 3,500 customisable products that can be personalised with any name, and with any special message, to create a one-of-a-kind gift, has announced its Christmas gift guide for animals. For the Dog Spruce up any pup’s mealtimes with a Personalised Slate Dog Food Mat (£24.99). It can be personalised with any dog’s name, as […]

Rare glimpse of chimpanzees in forgotten African forest

Conservationists in Nigeria supported by a Devon charity have taken the first photographs of chimpanzees in a region not widely recognised for its wildlife. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Newquay Zoo, supports conservation work in the forests of South West Nigeria as a partner in the Omo-Shasha-Oluwa (OSO) Forest Initiative. The Initiative […]

Rare cheetah cubs born at Longleat

A rare pair of cheetah cubs are thriving after being born at Longleat Safari Park. The cubs’ birth is a first for the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The pair, a male and a female, were born nine weeks ago and will remain inside with mum Wilma until they are 12 […]

Warm winter jackets for orangutans

Now that the clocks have gone back and the temperature is dropping, there’s nothing that 17-year-old Ramon from Blackpool loves more than tucking into a light meal of four warm jacket potatoes and a cup of chamomile tea. But Ramon isn’t your usual veggie lover, he is a 20-stone critically endangered Bornean orangutan who lives […]

Studies show animal noise interpretation differs depending on country

Research company Verve Search has identified a number of studies into international animal onomatopoeia and one leading professor in his field, Derek Abbot of the University of Adelaide, claims that this topic actually suffers from ‘academic neglect’. You can read about his study on this topic here. In the above, he says that there is still a lot to understand about why animal […]

2for1 at wildlife attractions around Herts

Visit Herts, in partnership with Thameslink and Great Northern, has teamed up with a selection of fantastic attractions around the county to give Hertfordshire visitors and residents a range of 2FOR1 deals and discounts on days out this autumn until 1st December. The offers are available to anyone travelling with Thameslink and Great Northern by […]

New Community Wildlife Space at Capel Crystal Palace Park

Capel Manor College has announced  the opening of the Crystal Palace Park Community Wildlife Space. The nature space has been part-funded by Bromley Council’s Community Project Fund. Bromley Councillors, investors, students and members of the community all gathered for the grand unveiling of the community wildlife space in October, and ceremoniously cut a green ribbon to […]

Rare calf born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo are delighted to welcome the birth of a rare calf. A Visayan spotted deer calf was born in October and it is the first time this species has bred at the zoo. The Visayan spotted deer, also known as the Philippine spotted deer, is a rare deer species, listed as Endangered […]

Beatrix Potter characters unwrapped at Longleat

Giant illuminated versions of Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin are among thousands of Chinese lanterns being unwrapped at Longleat in Wiltshire in preparation for its Festival of Light event, which runs from 11th November to 2nd January. The much-loved children’s characters will feature in a series of scenes recreating famous episodes from Beatrix Potter’s […]

Naturetrek releases over 40 new wildlife tours

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek has released its 2017 brochure, packed with unique and innovative trips, treks and cruises expertly guided by leading naturalists. The 2017 programme includes over 40 new tours to the best wildlife locations around the globe.  There’s particular growth in tours closer to home in the UK and Europe, as well as in […]

Colouring The Aquarium

For a way to relax and immerse yourself into aquatic life in a unique way, The Aquarium: Marine Creatures to Colour, published recently by LOM ART priced £9.99, is the third instalment of adult colouring books illustrated by Claire Scully and Richard Merritt, following on from The Menagerie and The Aviary. Filled with majestic marine […]