In this short film, Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore visits Weymouth to meet Melanie Llewellyn of West Hill Donkeys. She talks about how she took over running children’s donkey rides on Weymouth beach, and has grown her herd to include donkeys that have emotional and behavioural needs in order to show them love and care, and […]
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore climbs the 332 steps of the Salisbury Cathedral tower to meet a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons and their four chicks. Records appear to indicate the presence of these birds of prey at the cathedral since the mid 1800s. The last time the peregrines bred here was in 1952 until they returned […]
In this film, Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore visits the RSPB’s Arne Nature Reserve on the edge of Poole Harbour to find out more about the project to relocate ospreys here from Scotland.
In this film, Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore revisits the Seychelles to talk to Nasreen Khan of the Island Conservation Society, who discusses the new giant tortoise sanctuary project at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa on Silhouette Island. The sanctuary is over 600 square metres in size and is surrounded by Indian Almond Trees […]
In his second report from the Channel Island of Guernsey, Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore meets Guernseyman Rodney Dyke and his donkeys to find out more about how he came to own the herd, whose characters include Cracker and Maybelle. Guernsey people are traditionally known as ‘donkeys’, said to be down to their stubborn nature, and […]
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore visits the Channel Island of Guernsey to find out how Guernsey cattle are helped to live a long, healthy and more natural life producing the famous golden dairy products the island is renowned for. As a rare breed, the cattle are part of Guernsey’s living heritage and farmers on the island […]
It’s World Environment Day today and to celebrate we bring you news of the falcons and hawks at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. The castle, home of the Earls of Sutherland, is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the falconry displays are highly praised by both locals and visitors, taking place […]
In another of our fantastic films from Fregate in the Seychelles, Geoff Moore meets Julie Pezin of Coralive.org to find out how conservationists and researchers on the island are growing coral to study its physiology and to replace lost reefs. In a one-year study, electricity has been harnessed on the ocean floor to create an […]
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore visits the Valley of Rocks in North Devon to meet the wild goats of Lynton. Found within the Exmoor National Park, the Valley of Rocks is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Site of Special Geological Interest; the goats are even mentioned in the Domesday Book and in the novel Lorna Doone.
In the next of our films from Fregate, Geoff Moore speaks to Conservation Team Member Jessica Hodge about the fascinating Seychelles Giant Millipede, which is key to the whole eco-system on the island. Another species only found in the Seychelles, the millipede is one of the world’s largest but is currently endangered. Nocturnal in nature, […]
In one of our series of wildlife films from the beautiful Fregate Island in the Seychelles, Geoff Moore talks to Conservation Team Member Han Van Der Sandes about how he tracks the island’s famous Giant Tortoises, which numbered over 2,000 at the last count.
In the third of our films from Fregate Island in the Seychelles, we visit Grand Anse beach to see how the island’s conservation team helps turtle hatchlings on their way from the nest to the shore; each turtle can lay up to five nests a season, containing on average 150-180 eggs, but only one out of […]
In the second of our films from Fregate Island in the Seychelles, we meet the Magpie Robin, a native species that was on the brink of extinction, with only 12 left in the world. Conservation efforts have now succeeded in building the population back up, and the island’s Giant Tortoises have created a symbiotic relationship […]
In the first of a series of films on the wildlife of Fregate Island in the Seychelles, and following on from Discover Animals visit to ZSL London Zoo to find out more about the conservation of the world’s rarest beetle, our videographer Geoff Moore travelled to the only place on Earth where they can be found […]
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 […]
Geoff Moore visits ZSL London Zoo for Discover Animals to talk to Paul Pearce-Kelly, Curator of Invertebrates, about what is being done to help save the Giant Fregate Tenebrionid Beetle.
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 […]
Geoff Moore, our roving reporter, speaks with the team at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary about the important work being done to rehabilitate seals found on the southwest coast. We also learn about a typical day at the centre located in Gweek, Cornwall, and what to do if anyone comes across a seal pup on the […]
Discover Animals’ roving reporter, Geoff Moore, stopped off at St Ermin’s in London recently to find out all about its unique ‘Bee and Bee Hotel’, where rooftop hives provide honey for the autumn season, and a specialist bee keeper is part of the team!
Geoff Moore, Discover Animals new roving reporter, has journeyed up to Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands, to explore the fabulous wildlife and talk with the experienced teams about the reserves important conservation work.
Discover Animals’ new roving reporter, Geoff Moore, presents the first of some fabulous films on wildlife attractions around the country with a visit to Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset.
Ashleigh Ridler from the Discover Animals team enjoyed a day out at the zoo last week and shares her experience here: Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal. With over 2,500 animals across […]
We chose a beautiful sunny day in August to take the kids to Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent and enjoyed a great day out visiting some rare and endangered animals from around the world. Our tickets, booked in advance as required, allow visitors to choose half-hour arrival slots to ensure social distancing is maintained from […]
During a recent trip to the Isle of Wight, I visited Monkey Haven with my daughter – an award-winning animal sanctuary with charity status located a short drive from the island’s centre of Newport. On arrival, we were welcomed by friendly staff who handed us an activity booklet, packed full of fascinating facts and a […]
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 […]
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 […]