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Meet the Poldhu Pugs!

Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore travelled to Cornwall to find out more about the regular pug meets held at Poldhu Cove on The Lizard and introduces Ruby the ‘chug’ – a cross between a pug and a chihuahua! For more of Geoff’s content visit www.thetraveltrunk.net Melissa & Doug Pug – Plush Soft Toy This lifelike Pug Dog […]

Walking with alpacas

Geoff Moore visits Cary Alpacas in Yeovil for Discover Animals to find out how retired Navy wren and prison officer Kim Williams went about setting up her farm. Realising the pleasure that visiting the alpacas gave to people, she decided to focus on offering two-hour experiences, including a chance to walk with them, to anyone […]

A visit to Monkey World Dorset

GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]

Wildlife in the Cotswolds

As part of a recent holiday to the Cotswolds, Discover Animals’ Editorial Director Abbe Bates paid a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Burford with her family. The 160-acre site is a mix of beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland, animal enclosures, aviaries, insect and reptile houses, farmyard, and adventure playgrounds. Its beginnings […]

A visit to Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross

Val Baynton from the Discover Animals team was invited to the official launch of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo last month, and tells us more about her visit here. The first five years of a 25-year plan, which will see £55million invested in improving the infrastructure at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, has been completed with […]

A day out at Drusillas Park

We visited Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex on a beautiful, sunny half-term day, which made for a perfect family outing. My eight-year-old daughter had been very excited at the idea of seeing lots of animals, especially the cotton-top tamarins and their new babies, who were easy to spot clinging to their mothers’ back. A handy animal spotter […]

Up close at Longleat

Sarah Jeffery from the Discover Animals team recently spent a day exploring Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire with her daughter Caitlin. It had been a few years since the pair last visited, so they were excited to see what was new. ‘Marvellous Monsters’ is a new outdoor exhibition for 2017 and features 20 larger-than-life animatronic […]

Play and learn at Drusillas

I was able to make a return visit to Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex, recently with my family. There is so much to do there for a full day out, I am always very impressed. With my son Herbie always interested in the animals on show, we were able to use the Animal Spotter Books that can […]