Author: Simone Brookes

Are you ready to go 30 Days Wild in June?

The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge is back for its 5th year and promises to be wilder than ever! Last year, over 350,000 people took part in 30 Days Wild, all pledging to experience nature every day during June. Those signing up to the challenge this year will receive a free pack of inspirational ideas to […]

Baby giraffe makes debut at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are celebrating the birth of a baby reticulated giraffe. The new arrival was born last Friday 26th April to first-time mum Luna and dad Bashu and has been named Khari, which means ‘King-like’ in Swahili. Part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) for the Endangered species, the giraffe calf weighed […]

Whipsnade to open rare freshwater fish aquarium

The UK’s first aquarium dedicated to conserving the world’s most endangered freshwater fish is due to open at ZSL Whipsnade this summer. Visitors will be able to explore ten of the planet’s most extreme and fascinating aquatic habitats, as they come face-to-face with some of the rarest and most unique fish species in existence. The […]

Longleat’s lions enjoy springtime blooms

Longleat’s most famous residents enjoyed the warm weather last week as their woodland home became carpeted with a stunning display of native bluebells. The welcome sunshine prompted tens of thousands of the beautiful wildflowers to start flowering in woodland across the Wiltshire estate. The majority of native bluebells are found in old and ancient woodlands – […]

Zebra first for Ventura Wildlife Park

Keepers at Ventura Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire were delighted to discover a new set of stripes during their morning checks this week. A baby Grant’s zebra arrived during the early hours of Wednesday and is the first offspring for parents Zelda and Sonny, who arrived at the Park in 2016. The Grant’s zebra is a […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year across the world on the 25th April to raise awareness for these amazing flightless birds. A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) offers a great way to help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat – and would make a great gift too! […]

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 […]