Author: Simone Brookes

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Witches and wizards, creatures of the night and spooky animal tales; read our pick of the best places to visit to keep your little horrors entertained this Halloween and half-term holiday … Head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for hairy, but not too scary, Halloween fun at Boo at the Zoo this October half-term from Saturday 19th to Thursday […]

How wildlife photography helped heal a broken mind

Wildlife photography pulled Paul Williams back from the brink. After years struggling with mental illness, triggered by PTSD while serving as a police officer, Paul discovered the power of photography to improve wellbeing. Finding solace in the natural world, Paul created this enchanting book of beautiful photographs to tell the story of how nature helped […]

Breeding success for scarlet ibis in Devon

Famous for its bright red feathers, the scarlet ibis is one of the most striking birds in the world. Keepers at Paignton Zoo have successfully bred this colourful wading bird  – although the chicks are anything but scarlet at the moment. Originating from South America and the Caribbean, the scarlet ibis get their dazzling plumage from […]

Giant pandas on the move at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK’s only giant pandas which keepers recently moved to a new enclosure. The panda pair were relocated to avoid being disturbed by building noise as the former Corstorphine Hospital located next to the Zoo is redeveloped. Male Yang Guang – which translates to ‘sunshine’ in Chinese – and female […]