Month: September 2018

Family fun at Monkey World this Halloween

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset provides sanctuary for over 250 rescued and endangered primates of more than 20 different species from around the world. Daily keeper talks provide a captivating insight into life at the park with guided tours available to pre-book. The park relies upon visitor entry fees and donations in order to […]

Side-Neck Turtle

A hard one to spot, this turtle is quite the elusive character. Spending much of the day basking on his island, he occasionally takes a dip within the waters of the Amazon Flooded Forest. So named for turning their head sideways before withdrawing into their shell. Adult length up to 40cm and 2kg in weight. […]

Visit a pumpkin patch tarantula in Stratford this Halloween

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm this Halloween and come face to face with its brand new eight-legged resident – the pumpkin patch tarantula. Arriving just in time for October half term, this stunning, beautifully coloured spider originates from Colombia and is given the name ‘pumpkin patch’ because of its distinctive, brightly coloured orange and yellow abdomen. […]

Laughing all the way to Longleat

A group of male spotted hyenas – collectively known as a ‘cackle’ – can now be seen in a new drive-through enclosure at Longleat Safari Park. These magnificent sub-Saharan hunters are known as ‘laughing’ hyenas due to the bizarre giggling sounds they make when excited. The ‘laugh’ is one of up to 12 different vocalisations the […]

Creepy encounters at Whipsnade this Halloween

Boo at the Zoo returns to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half-term holiday with a special family friendly Halloween event celebrating all things spooky. Running from Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 October, fearless visitors can step into the Super Natural Neighbours experience to discover more about the weird and wonderful creatures that live on our doorsteps.  Kids […]

First vet checks for rare tiger cubs

Whipsnade Zoo’s eight-week-old endangered tiger cubs Dmitri, Makari and Czar have just  received their first health checks – and keepers have released footage of the event. While seven-year-old tigress mum Naya and dad Botzman enjoyed breakfast in their den, the zoo’s team of vets were able to safely enter the tiger family’s main enclosure. Here […]

Controversial kangaroo documentary qualifies for Oscars

An award-winning Australian documentary about the iconic kangaroo has qualified for the 2019 Academy Awards. Written, produced and directed by Kate McIntyre Clere (Yogawoman) and Mick McIntyre’s (Aussie Rules the World), KANGAROO a Love Hate story is a controversial film about one of the world’s most recognizable creatures. While top companies, sports teams and souvenir-makers proudly […]