Author: Simone Brookes

How you can help wildlife in Australia

International conservation charity WWF has launched an urgent appeal to help wildlife affected by the recent bushfires sweeping Australia. Heartbreaking images show a country ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record. More than 8 million hectares have been burnt – that’s the equivalent to one-third of the entire UK. Tragically, an […]

Animals getting festive at Chessington Zoo

With the countdown to Christmas now officially underway, Chessington World of Adventures has been getting into the festive spirit with treats for some of its 1,000 residents. The Western Lowland gorillas enjoyed a 6ft Christmas tree,  carefully decorated by primate keepers with aubergine snowmen, sweet potato candy canes, leek crackers, butternut squash and swede stars, […]

Supersized brick creatures head to Marwell

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will host a world-first with its SUPERSIZED! exhibit in 2020, featuring 40 larger than life models of curious real-life creatures built using two million toy bricks. Sneaky predators such as the fearless honey badger, venomous blue-ringed octopus and crafty assassin bug have all been chosen for their colourful appearance, unusual natural […]

Vote for Wildlife Photographer of the Year + WIN! the book

Online voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite image from this year’s Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fans of wildlife photography can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display […]

Rare baby orangutan born at Chester Zoo

A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan has been born at Chester Zoo. The yet to be named new baby arrived to mother Subis in November, following a nine-month pregnancy, with both doing well. The new male is being celebrated as an important addition to the international breeding programme for the highly threatened species. With fewer than […]

Join the butterflies for a tropical Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon

Escape the cold and wet weather over the festive holidays and visit The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm where temperatures are guaranteed to hit 25°C and over. Discover the stunningly beautiful Christmas Butterfly, also known as Papilio Demodocus, which is part of the Swallowtail family. This magnificent butterfly is sourced directly from butterfly farmers of the Kipepeo […]

Gentle lemurs arrive in Devon

A pair of critically-endangered lemurs have arrived at Paignton Zoo in Devon. With their thick, grey-brown fur and beady amber eyes, the Alaotran gentle lemur resembles a teddy bear in appearance. However, these small primates can be feisty in nature, and it is their Latin name Hapalemur which derives from the Greek word for “gentle”. In the wild, […]

Celebrate a greener Christmas with WWF

Looking for Christmas gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet?  Why not visit the Discover Animals shop, where the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has just revealed a pick of products especially for visitors to our site… ❄️ Black & White Keep Cup It’s estimated that 2.5bn coffee cups are thrown away in […]