Author: Simone Brookes

A new red panda for Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a male red panda from Gaia Zoo in the Netherlands last month as part of a European breeding programme for the endangered species. The three-year-old, named Peter, has now joined the Zoo’s resident female red panda, Mei Mei, in a new enclosure specially designed by keepers and landscape teams to […]

Twycross wallaby joeys make spring appearance

Keepers at Twycross Zoo have announced the spring arrival of two red-necked Wallaby joeys – perfect timing for the Easter holidays. Native to Australia, red-necked wallabies are marsupials, which means that they have a very short gestation (pregnancy) after which the offspring moves to the female’s pouch to continue developing. The ‘joey’ will stay in […]

An interview with…. Aaron Whitnall, Paradise Wildlife Park

In an exclusive interview for Discover Animals, Paradise Wildlife Park’s Aaron Whitnall tells us about his recent Drive 4 Wildlife mission to East Africa with brothers Tyler Whitnall, Cameron Whitnall and family friend Redmond Bolton.  The remarkable African safari and animal conservation project took the team trekking across four countries to deliver vital equipment and funds to […]

Wingham welcome ring-tailed lemur pup

Keepers at Wingham Wildlife Park in Kent were delighted to welcome a healthy ring-tailed lemur pup last Friday 22nd March. The youngster was born to experienced mum Minx, 5, and Dad Alex, who is 11. Minx has previously had twins and another single offspring. The newborn joins a troop of ring-tailed lemurs at the Park’s […]

Thousands expected to flock to Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county in August. 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’, the […]

New arrivals take centre stage at Longleat

Longleat has unveiled a host of all-new animal displays for 2019, including a spacious purpose-built semi-aquatic enclosure for a pair of two-metre long critically endangered Cuban crocodiles. Renowned for their ability to jump high out of water, the crocodiles will share their new 80,000 litre home with shoals of freshwater fish and dozens of exotic butterflies. […]

Go on a LEGO brick safari at Whipsnade

Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will come face to face with a collection of huge, animal LEGO brick creations this Easter. The Great Brick Safari opens to the public on Saturday 6th April and features some unbelievably realistic LEGO brick beasts including a silverback gorilla, hyena, meerkats, penguins and a lion with two playful cubs. […]

Beavers given legal protection in Scotland

This week the Scottish Government made the landmark decision to introduce legal protection for beavers in Scotland from May 1st. The beaver will now join species such as otters, bats and bottlenose dolphins as a European Protected Species in Scotland. The announcement has been welcomed by the two lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial […]