The UK’s biggest nature challenge, 30 Days Wild, – which lasts for the whole of June – is on course for a record-breaking year following an unprecedented number of people signing up to take part so far. Last year, more than 760,000 took part in the challenge, which encourages people to do something wild every day […]
This World Turtle Day is the perfect time to highlight that The Deep in Hull – home to 5,000 animals including sharks, turtles and rays – marks its 20th anniversary this year with new investment. A £380,500 Biffa Award means the attraction can update three areas of the Cool Seas gallery to create an immersive learning experience for […]
Keepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first images of an adorable baby porcupine – known as a porcupette – born in front of amazed visitors at the zoo in March. Parents Hettie and Henning welcomed the baby cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) as it entered the world to an audience of delighted families on a fun day […]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the arrival of two tiny endangered Northern rockhopper penguin chicks at Edinburgh Zoo. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity are delighted to welcome the first chicks of the breeding season and are hopeful gentoo penguin eggs will begin hatching in the coming weeks.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 9th – 15th May 2022 and the pandemic has certainly highlighted the importance of pets within our lives, and how they can help our mood, stress levels and overall wellbeing. To help pet owners across the nation understand the true mental health benefits of owning a four-legged friend and […]
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore visits the Valley of Rocks in North Devon to meet the wild goats of Lynton. Found within the Exmoor National Park, the Valley of Rocks is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Site of Special Geological Interest; the goats are even mentioned in the Domesday Book and in the novel Lorna Doone.
Spring heralds the beginning of bird breeding season – and along with it, the return to the UK of many thousands of migratory birds. The RSPB explains what to look – and listen – out for, and how we can help them after their epic journeys.
A new sustainable adventure travel company – Slow Adventure – has recently launched, offering adventures that give power back to local communities. The company supports fair and transparent conservation funding, reinforces the importance of nature so that it is valued and helps adventurers choose how to give back. Slow adventures are immersive and mindful journeys that maximise time […]
In an exclusive feature for Discover Animals, author and avian expert Rosemary Low shares the inspiration behind her new book, Female Heroes of Bird Conservation. This latest book brings together the stories and achievements of over 30 women – past and present – who have dedicated their lives to increasing our knowledge and awareness of birds, saving lives and species from extinction.
West Midland Safari Park has opened its new luxury lodges, offering overnight stays with views of giraffes and rhinos. Eight two-storey lodges are now ready to welcome guests and are integrated into the white rhino and giraffe habitats, giving a truly unforgettable and immersive experience. The white rhino lodges sleep up to 6 people and are […]
In the next of our films from Fregate, Geoff Moore speaks to Conservation Team Member Jessica Hodge about the fascinating Seychelles Giant Millipede, which is key to the whole eco-system on the island. Another species only found in the Seychelles, the millipede is one of the world’s largest but is currently endangered. Nocturnal in nature, […]
Today is Earth Day, which takes place every year on 22nd April, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day now engages more than 1 billion people every year around the protection of the planet as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local […]
In one of our series of wildlife films from the beautiful Fregate Island in the Seychelles, Geoff Moore talks to Conservation Team Member Han Van Der Sandes about how he tracks the island’s famous Giant Tortoises, which numbered over 2,000 at the last count.
One of the world’s most endangered primates has been born at Chester Zoo. The rare baby cotton-top tamarin monkey arrived to first time parents Treat (3) and Leo (5), measuring just 10cm from head to tail and weighing a mere 40g.
In the third of our films from Fregate Island in the Seychelles, we visit Grand Anse beach to see how the island’s conservation team helps turtle hatchlings on their way from the nest to the shore; each turtle can lay up to five nests a season, containing on average 150-180 eggs, but only one out of […]
With April National Pet Month, what better time to create the UK’s most pet friendly office as work life returns to a new normal, the result of a collaborative effort between pet experts at Bella & Duke, the premium raw pet food company, and the build and design team at Space Solutions.
In the second of our films from Fregate Island in the Seychelles, we meet the Magpie Robin, a native species that was on the brink of extinction, with only 12 left in the world. Conservation efforts have now succeeded in building the population back up, and the island’s Giant Tortoises have created a symbiotic relationship […]
Visitors to SEA LIFE centres across the UK will soon be able to meet Peppa Pig and a host of incredible underwater creatures on a new trail to discover how to keep sealife safe in the oceans. The interactive, immersive trail aimed at pre-schoolers and young families will task participants with several activities, from spotting seahorses […]
In the first of a series of films on the wildlife of Fregate Island in the Seychelles, and following on from Discover Animals visit to ZSL London Zoo to find out more about the conservation of the world’s rarest beetle, our videographer Geoff Moore travelled to the only place on Earth where they can be found […]
Gardeners are being encouraged to install nest boxes and create habitats that boost insect numbers to help swallows, swifts and martins as part of a new campaign. Wild About Highflyers is a joint initiative by The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Wild About Gardens campaign that aims to boost numbers of these […]
A new room will bring hundreds of bird houses to the renowned Treehotel in the small village of Harads, Swedish Lapland. Designed in close collaboration with Swedish ornithologist Ulf Öhman, it is suspended in the pines of Harads and seeks to enhance the surrounding biosphere. The hotel room is titled Biosphere and is the latest addition […]
A new state-of-the-art falconry centre has opened at nature and adventure park Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. Falcons, hawks, eagles, vultures and owls have all taken up residence.
Welcome to our latest collection of new wildlife book releases. In this round-up, we take a look at a selection of children’s nature books now on sale.
A new podcast series from environmental charity The Tree Council explores the magic of hedgerows and the wealth of green job opportunities available to young people in the UK. In each episode of Life On The Hedge, listeners will hear from a young person at the beginning of a blossoming career in nature and get the inside scoop on how to […]
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore travelled to Cornwall to find out more about the regular pug meets held at Poldhu Cove on The Lizard and introduces Ruby the ‘chug’ – a cross between a pug and a chihuahua! For more of Geoff’s content visit www.thetraveltrunk.net Melissa & Doug Pug – Plush Soft Toy This lifelike Pug Dog […]
Ring’s range of security cameras have found a second lease of life as a way to capture wildlife through the lens. Discover Animals tested out the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery to find out how it works. The camera is really easy to install. It comes with all the kit to enable you to easily attach it […]