Month: July 2019

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth

BBC2’s Animal Babies: First Year on Earth is a fascinating new three-part wildlife series following the first difficult and dangerous year of six animal infants as they overcome daily threats to survive. In episode one, we learn how the first three months are critical as our animal babies rapidly get to grips with their new […]

Tusk’s Year of the Lion

Wildly recognised as The ‘King of Beasts’, lions have been celebrated and revered throughout history for their courage and strength. Once roaming most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe, now only around 20,000 remain, and the lion is mostly regarded as an iconic symbol of Africa. Yet three-quarters of African lion populations are […]

Sumatran tigers return to Twycross Zoo

Visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to meet a pair of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers from this weekend as a new state of the art habitat is revealed. Female, Jahly and male Sialang, both two-years-old, arrived from separate zoo’s in France last month. Since then, the big cats have been getting used to their new […]

Purple Emperor butterfly returns to Norfolk

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC) has confirmed that elusive butterfly the Purple Emperor has officially returned to Norfolk after disappearing half a century ago. Last recorded in 1961, the Purple Emperor was declared extinct in the county in the early 1970s, but experts from BC’s Norfolk Branch have revealed the butterfly is back and could be breeding […]

Celebrate nature at Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county next month. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, Birdfair is […]

A visit to Monkey World Dorset

GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]

Nausicaa extends two major sea story displays

Nausicca, Europe’s largest aquarium located in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, has enhanced two of its major marine exhibitions with spectacular new displays. Stopovers in the Mediterranean now features a space devoted entirely to shipwrecks, created to allow visitors – like a diver – to discover creatures that have made the underwater habitat their new home – including the […]