Month: December 2016

The Cost of Christmas Pets

Each Christmas people all over the UK enjoy a furry addition to their family in the form of a new pet. In an effort to inform potential pet owners about the responsibility and cost involved with owning a pet, has created a Cost of Christmas Pets calculator at has teamed up with Wood […]

Penguins pick up presents for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and to help get into the festive spirit, the penguin keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have created a large fireplace, hung with stockings and surrounded by Christmas presents for the penguins. Dawn Nicoll, Senior Penguin Keeper at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We love making enrichment for the animals, especially […]

Kent’s wild animals get ready for winter wonderland

Kent’s award-winning wild animal parks, Howletts and Port Lympne, have launched their #WildWinter campaign, revealing some unexpected facts about how their wild animals adapt when the temperature drops. #WildWinter highlights the differences that visitors can expect to see as animals change their coats, pile on some extra insulation and use some cunning tactics to stay […]

Twycross monkey additions

Visitors to Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire can now see two endangered François langur babies, born less than four weeks apart between October and November. The new-born monkeys, easily recognisable by their bright orange fur, are the fourth and fifth François langurs bred at Twycross Zoo. Including this pair, there were only six babies born in Europe […]

Meet the 2016 babies at WMSP

2016 has been a great year for West Midland Safari Park (WMSP) in Worcestershire, with the success of 12 different species and more than 60 babies. A baby boy white rhino came first,  which was great news for the park as the last rhino to be born here was 10 years before. This seemed to […]

Tamarins at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Zoo, part of Drayton Manor Park, near Tamworth in Staffordshire, is reminding groups of the arrival of the Tamarin Trail, which takes adventurers through beautiful planted gardens, allowing them to come face to face with a troop of mischievous monkeys. During the trail adventure, guests get up close and personal with the cute […]

Animal boom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) is gearing up for another record-breaking season, with its largest ever collection of the world’s most rare and beautiful animals. New for 2017 are rare painted hunting puppies and the park’s latest arrivals,  two endangered black rhinos. The wild hunting dog puppies, who were born in October, give hope that one […]

Chameleons come to Nausicaa

To mark its 25th anniversary, NAUSICAA, the French National Sea Life Centre in Boulogne, designed a colourful new exhibition inspired by tropical forests and recently a pair of veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus), which have been part of the exhibition since early in 2016, gave birth to some 30 very healthy little chameleons. The babies were […]

Cheetah cubs named at Longleat

Keepers at Longleat in Wiltshire are delighted to announce that the names for the newest additions to the safari park, two cheetah cubs, are Poppy and Winston. The cheetah is officially classified as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, which means it is likely to become ‘Endangered’ […]

IUCN Red List reveals danger for giraffe

The latest update of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species has revealed a devastating decline for the giraffe, driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, and the species has moved from […]

Award-winning nature photos at the Horniman

From frozen landscapes to a surprised newt, the latest exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, south London, showcases the beauty and diversity of the natural world. The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, opened on 26th November, features all the winning photographs in the 2015 competition, on display for the first […]