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One of the beach donkeys of Weymouth eating a carrot

The Weymouth Beach Donkeys

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 […]

The Peregrines of Salisbury Cathedral look down from their perch on top of the tower

The Salisbury Cathedral Peregrines

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 […]

Rodney Dyke's herd of donkeys explore their surroundings

The national animal of Guernsey: the donkey

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 […]

Protecting a rare breed: the Guernsey cow

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 […]

The falcons and hawks of Dunrobin Castle

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 […]

Postcards from Fregate: restoring coral reefs

In another of our fantastic films from Fregate in the Seychelles, Geoff Moore meets Julie Pezin of 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 […]

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 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 […]