Author: Simone Brookes

First health checks for adorable tiger cub trio

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has revealed that three endangered Amur tiger cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park in May are two girls and a boy. The nine-week-old tiger cubs, who have just received their first health checks by staff at the wildlife conservation charity, are all doing well and will be named in the coming weeks. Although […]

Sign up for the Big Butterfly Count 2021

Nature lovers from across the UK are invited to take part in the world’s largest survey of butterflies from Friday 16th July when the Big Butterfly Count 2021 is launched. The annual citizen science event – run by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation – offers an easy way to give something positive back to nature and is open […]

Rare penguin chicks hatch at London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London has welcomed the only Gentoo penguin chicks to be born in England this year following a successful nesting season for the Southbank-based aquarium. The fluffy pair – who weighed just 105g and 98g (about the weight of an orange) when hatched – are currently being cared for by penguin parents Ripley and Elton and […]

Discover something new this Insect Week

Insect Week – a national campaign set up by the Royal Entomological Society – encourages people of all ages to learn more about the insects in their gardens, parks, and green spaces by celebrating the importance of these industrious creatures. The annual event, which takes place from 21st to 27th June, invites all those taking part to […]

1,000th hazel dormouse reintroduced to the UK

The 1,000th hazel dormouse has been released into the wild as part of a reintroduction programme to help boost numbers of the native mammal within the UK. Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Natural England and the University of Cumbria have been working together to help save the endangered species from extinction. They […]

Cute new arrivals for Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire has welcomed the arrival of five Barbary macaque babies. Every birth is crucial for the endangered species, with the Monkey Forest team delighted when they found some of the females showing signs of pregnancy. Just like the wild, births occur high up in the trees at night without any interference, […]

Win! This Let’s Explore Oceans Mega Pack

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Stratford Butterfly Farm set to reopen next week

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is getting ready to reopen its doors to the public as a Covid-19 secure environment from Monday 17th May. Ahead of welcoming back visitors, owner Clive Farrell will release thousands of stunning tropical butterflies, which the Farm has been breeding especially during lockdown. Featuring 250 different butterfly species sourced from 20 different countries, […]

Gentoo penguin chicks hatch at Edinburgh Zoo

The first images of this year’s newly-hatched gentoo penguin chicks have been released by staff at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. The wildlife conservation charity has reported that nine chicks have emerged so far, with the first two eggs hatching to parents Muffin and Mittens on 1st May. Gentoo chicks weigh around 98g when hatched, which is the equivalent to half an avocado! The first month […]

How you can help this Hedgehog Awareness Week

Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 2nd to 8th May and to mark the occasion the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is asking people to create a hedgehog haven in their garden. It takes very little effort to help Britain’s only spiny mammal – now officially classed as vulnerable to extinction – but will make a huge difference […]

Mongoose pups born at Woburn Safari Park

Two adorable yellow mongoose pups have been born at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire. First-time mother, Miss Tibbs, gave birth to the tiny new arrivals in April after being introduced to male mongoose Manuel, who arrived from Rotterdam Zoo in November last year. Although unsure of each other at first, it wasn’t long before the […]

Tiny new arrival for Bristol Zoo

An adorable mouse deer has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The tiny new arrival may appear to have long legs, but at only 8 inches high stands no taller than a pencil! The delicate lesser Malayan mouse deer, whose gender is not yet known, was born to first-time mother Brienne (7), and father Jorah […]