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Prehistoric LEGO® on its way to Marwell

Visit Marwell Zoo this spring and experience a world-first as the Hampshire based attraction hosts BRICKOSAURS – a prehistoric experience featuring a collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs. A total of 50 life-sized sculptures will be on display throughout the 140 acre park, created using more than two million LEGO bricks.  It will take a team […]

Ethical clothing label supporting British wildlife launched

In an age of mass manufactured and unethical fashion, how refreshing to see a new environmentally conscious label emerge – especially one that supports wildlife. Tod Boutique recently came to Discover Animals attention, as not only do they produce great looking organic cotton clothing, but £1 from every purchase is donated directly to Wildlife Aid Foundation […]

New arrival offers hope for black rhino

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed a special arrival in a bid to save the critically endangered black rhino from the brink of extinction. As part of an ambitious international breeding programme,  two-year-old female Najuma was transferred from a German zoo.  When Najuma is old enough, she will be paired with three-year-old Makibo, who arrived at […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

The Folio Society release children’s classic Black Beauty

The Folio Society publishes beautifully illustrated hardcover books featuring the world’s finest literature. As part of its Christmas collection, children’s favourite Black Beauty has been bound in cloth, embellished with nostalgic illustrations and is presented in a printed slipcase. The Anna Sewell classic, first published nearly 150 years ago, is one of the best-selling and […]

Arctic foxes arrive at Highland Wildlife Park

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park has welcomed a pair of arctic foxes. The new arrivals, May and Bard, have been busy exploring their new home since arriving at the wildlife park at beginning of  November. Arctic foxes were found in Scotland up until the last ice age, but now live  throughout the Arctic […]

True story inspires cat charity Xmas ad

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity, has released a heart-warming festive animation as part of its 2018 Christmas campaign. Following on from the success of last year’s animation ‘Kozal’s Christmas’, this year’s festive ad takes inspiration from a true story – a tale of the relationship between one girl and her cat. “Genie’s Christmas Wish” […]

Donate this week to save our red squirrels

Conservation charity Wildwood Trust is urging people to support its campaign to save the red squirrel by donating this week. All donations given to its appeal  from today until 12pm Tuesday 4th December will be doubled in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. The red squirrel, now vastly outnumbered […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) would make the perfect gift this festive season and also help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat. Penguins are incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change and depend on sea ice for their main food source – krill. But parts of the […]

Funding enables giant otter conservation programme

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation launched a vital campaign this week to save endangered giant otters after receiving a £10,000 grant. The Foundation, a leading force in global animal conservation, will visit one of the few strongholds of giant otters in Cantao state park within Brazil’s rainforest where they will collect information about the native species, currently […]

Wildlife conservation charity release Xmas gift guide

UK conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas catalogue, with all proceeds from the gift range going directly to help wildlife in need. With something to suit every budget, PTES Christmas gifts include everything from wooden animal key rings and beautifully designed cushions and tea towels, to wildlife guides and original […]

Flamingo success for Belfast Zoo

After years of waiting, Belfast Zoo can finally celebrate their first ever successful Chilean flamingo hatchings. Although Belfast Zoo has been home to flamingos since opening in 1934, Chilean flamingos did not arrive until 2010.  The birds never laid eggs in this time, however, despite attempts by the zoo team to encourage breeding behavior. In […]

Koalas take centre stage at Longleat

If you are a fan of koalas you will love Longleat’s newest attraction. Set to open Spring 2019, Koala Creek is currently home to five Southern koalas (four female and one male) and two hairy nosed wombats (one female and one male), who recently arrived from Australia. The marsupial group are currently off show to […]

Evolution of extinct Jamaican monkey species revealed

International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has today announced that analysis of bones from an extinct monkey species found in Jamaica reveal it experienced an extraordinary evolution. The mysterious monkey – named Xenothrix  – was discovered by teams from ZSL, London’s Natural History Museum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York […]

New frog species discovered on Vietnam’s highest mountain

Conservationists at international wildlife charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have been celebrating the discovery of two new frog species who were found on Vietnam’s highest mountain. Discovered 3,143 meters above sea level,  the new frog species have been named by conservationists as the Mount Fansipan horned frog (Megophrys fansipanesis) and the Hoang Lien horned frog (Megophrys hoangliensis)  […]

Spare a thought for hedgehogs this bonfire night

British wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have issued some sensible advice ahead of Guy Fawkes night and any festivities this weekend. When building a bonfire and before lighting, remember to check for any wildlife that may have crawled inside, especially if the pyre has been created in advance. A large pile of twigs, branches […]

Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation – winner announced

Virginia McKenna OBE, co-founder of the Born Free Foundation, has presented a prestigious  award to Jackson Mbeke, Director of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE). in recognition of his outstanding contribution to conservation. The Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation, now in its sixth year, is awarded to individuals and […]