Month: November 2018

Arctic foxes arrive at Highland Wildlife Park

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park has welcomed a pair of arctic foxes. The new arrivals, May and Bard, have been busy exploring their new home since arriving at the wildlife park at beginning of  November. Arctic foxes were found in Scotland up until the last ice age, but now live  throughout the Arctic […]

True story inspires cat charity Xmas ad

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity, has released a heart-warming festive animation as part of its 2018 Christmas campaign. Following on from the success of last year’s animation ‘Kozal’s Christmas’, this year’s festive ad takes inspiration from a true story – a tale of the relationship between one girl and her cat. “Genie’s Christmas Wish” […]

Donate this week to save our red squirrels

Conservation charity Wildwood Trust is urging people to support its campaign to save the red squirrel by donating this week. All donations given to its appeal  from today until 12pm Tuesday 4th December will be doubled in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. The red squirrel, now vastly outnumbered […]

Funding enables giant otter conservation programme

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation launched a vital campaign this week to save endangered giant otters after receiving a £10,000 grant. The Foundation, a leading force in global animal conservation, will visit one of the few strongholds of giant otters in Cantao state park within Brazil’s rainforest where they will collect information about the native species, currently […]

Wildlife conservation charity release Xmas gift guide

UK conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas catalogue, with all proceeds from the gift range going directly to help wildlife in need. With something to suit every budget, PTES Christmas gifts include everything from wooden animal key rings and beautifully designed cushions and tea towels, to wildlife guides and original […]

Flamingo success for Belfast Zoo

After years of waiting, Belfast Zoo can finally celebrate their first ever successful Chilean flamingo hatchings. Although Belfast Zoo has been home to flamingos since opening in 1934, Chilean flamingos did not arrive until 2010.  The birds never laid eggs in this time, however, despite attempts by the zoo team to encourage breeding behavior. In […]

Koalas take centre stage at Longleat

If you are a fan of koalas you will love Longleat’s newest attraction. Set to open Spring 2019, Koala Creek is currently home to five Southern koalas (four female and one male) and two hairy nosed wombats (one female and one male), who recently arrived from Australia. The marsupial group are currently off show to […]

Evolution of extinct Jamaican monkey species revealed

International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has today announced that analysis of bones from an extinct monkey species found in Jamaica reveal it experienced an extraordinary evolution. The mysterious monkey – named Xenothrix  – was discovered by teams from ZSL, London’s Natural History Museum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York […]

New frog species discovered on Vietnam’s highest mountain

Conservationists at international wildlife charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have been celebrating the discovery of two new frog species who were found on Vietnam’s highest mountain. Discovered 3,143 meters above sea level,  the new frog species have been named by conservationists as the Mount Fansipan horned frog (Megophrys fansipanesis) and the Hoang Lien horned frog (Megophrys hoangliensis)  […]

Spare a thought for hedgehogs this bonfire night

British wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have issued some sensible advice ahead of Guy Fawkes night and any festivities this weekend. When building a bonfire and before lighting, remember to check for any wildlife that may have crawled inside, especially if the pyre has been created in advance. A large pile of twigs, branches […]