Month: December 2018

ZSL gets ready for its annual big count

ZSL London Zoo cares for more than 700 different species of mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate, while sister site ZSL Whipsnade is home to over 3,500 animals and is the UK’s biggest zoo. At the start of every year, ZSL zookeepers take on the mammoth task of recording every animal for its annual stocktake, counting everything […]

Hunt for shark eggs with The Deep

The Great Eggcase Hunt along the Yorkshire coastline was a spectacular success for The Shark Trust in 2018. Large numbers were recorded, with Hull aquarium The Deep finding over 600 shark and ray eggcases during their events alone. Dramatic storms hitting the east coast contributed to the high volume, but more data is needed to […]

Rare wildcat kitten born at Chester Zoo

A rare Scottish wildcat kitten has been born at Chester Zoo and cameras have captured the first footage . The female kitten is part of a breeding programme to save Britain’s rarest mammal and conservationists have welcomed the new arrival as “another lifeline for the species.” As few as 100 wildcats – also known as the ‘Highland […]

Giraffe Lodge to open at Kent wildlife park

A hotel is due to open at Port Lympne wildlife park next year offering guests the unique chance to experience giraffes close up while staying in luxury accommodation. Set within the parks’s 600 acre site, Giraffe Manor is a grade 2 listed Wealden hall house dating back to the 16th century.  Currently undergoing extensive restoration, the lodge will […]

Prehistoric LEGO® on its way to Marwell

Visit Marwell Zoo this spring and experience a world-first as the Hampshire based attraction hosts BRICKOSAURS – a prehistoric experience featuring a collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs. A total of 50 life-sized sculptures will be on display throughout the 140 acre park, created using more than two million LEGO bricks.  It will take a team […]

Ethical clothing label supporting British wildlife launched

In an age of mass manufactured and unethical fashion, how refreshing to see a new environmentally conscious label emerge – especially one that supports wildlife. Tod Boutique recently came to Discover Animals attention, as not only do they produce great looking organic cotton clothing, but £1 from every purchase is donated directly to Wildlife Aid Foundation […]

New arrival offers hope for black rhino

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed a special arrival in a bid to save the critically endangered black rhino from the brink of extinction. As part of an ambitious international breeding programme,  two-year-old female Najuma was transferred from a German zoo.  When Najuma is old enough, she will be paired with three-year-old Makibo, who arrived at […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

The Folio Society release children’s classic Black Beauty

The Folio Society publishes beautifully illustrated hardcover books featuring the world’s finest literature. As part of its Christmas collection, children’s favourite Black Beauty has been bound in cloth, embellished with nostalgic illustrations and is presented in a printed slipcase. The Anna Sewell classic, first published nearly 150 years ago, is one of the best-selling and […]