Author: Simone Brookes

Tails from the Zoo – extra dates added!

ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos have extended their popular virtual story events until the end of March, offering families a unique opportunity to hear much-loved animal tales at bedtime. Giving the country’s home-schooling heroes a night off, zookeepers will read a series of six well-loved and new titles by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, kicking […]

Tiger love at Highland Wildlife Park

Love is in the air at Highland Wildlife Park for endangered Amur tigers, Botzman and Dominika, after they were caught bonding together on camera for the first time recently. Staff at the wildlife charity began carefully introducing the pair in November, following Botman’s arrival from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in October, and encouraged by how well the new couple were getting on, decided to let them meet […]

*WIN* This Planet Buddies kids’ accessories range!

If your kids are mad about animals and conservation, they will LOVE the new Planet Buddies accessories range! Based on a variety of colourful characters – each representing endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species of animals from around the world – the Planet Buddies collection features a family of headphones, wireless speakers and tablet cushions. Planet Buddies […]

Port Lympne welcome a litter of lion cubs

Port Lympne in Kent celebrated the arrival of lion cubs earlier this month – with the momentous event live-streamed to an audience of thousands. Keepers at the wildlife reserve had been eagerly awaiting news of the birth and were delighted when lioness Oudrika produced a litter on the morning of Wednesday 13th January. The live […]

Get gaming to help animals at Battersea

A leading interactive entertainment company has launched a four-week gaming campaign in a bid to support animal rescue charity, Battersea. King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, is inviting the UK public to play another of its popular mobile games, Pet Rescue Saga, over the next month for free to help real-life animals at the […]

Giraffe calf born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed a six-foot-tall giraffe calf to the world last week on what staff are calling a ‘day of hope’. The female calf, born to mum Luna following a 15-month gestation period, arrived during the early hours of Tuesday 8th December – the same day the first COVID-19 vaccine was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan. In recognition of the […]

Fantastic Beasts exhibition opens in London

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]

Gift ideas for a greener Christmas

Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas…   Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit  Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]

*WIN* A Let’s Explore VR Oceans Mega Pack!

Would you like to go on a deep-sea virtual reality adventure? Dive into an immersive world of discovery and swim with sharks, humpback whales, polar bears and other marine wildlife with the Let’s Explore Oceans Mega Pack. Suitable for ages 7+, the family-friendly educational experience offers a thrilling underwater adventure where users can immerse themselves in […]

Festive gift ideas for pets

From pampered pooches to crafty cats, our festive gift guide is full of ideas to inspire when Christmas shopping for your pets… 🎅   Shark Dog/Cat Bed Ideal for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies weighing under 15lbs, this pet bed can be used as a cosy covered cave to hideaway or folded into a lovely […]