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Vote for Wildlife Photographer of the Year + WIN! the book

Online voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite image from this year’s Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fans of wildlife photography can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display […]

Rare baby orangutan born at Chester Zoo

A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan has been born at Chester Zoo. The yet to be named new baby arrived to mother Subis in November, following a nine-month pregnancy, with both doing well. The new male is being celebrated as an important addition to the international breeding programme for the highly threatened species. With fewer than […]

Join the butterflies for a tropical Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon

Escape the cold and wet weather over the festive holidays and visit The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm where temperatures are guaranteed to hit 25°C and over. Discover the stunningly beautiful Christmas Butterfly, also known as Papilio Demodocus, which is part of the Swallowtail family. This magnificent butterfly is sourced directly from butterfly farmers of the Kipepeo […]

Gentle lemurs arrive in Devon

A pair of critically-endangered lemurs have arrived at Paignton Zoo in Devon. With their thick, grey-brown fur and beady amber eyes, the Alaotran gentle lemur resembles a teddy bear in appearance. However, these small primates can be feisty in nature, and it is their Latin name Hapalemur which derives from the Greek word for “gentle”. In the wild, […]

Celebrate a greener Christmas with WWF

Looking for Christmas gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet?  Why not visit the Discover Animals shop, where the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has just revealed a pick of products especially for visitors to our site… Plus receive 10% off all products with code CYBER19 at checkout! Black & White Keep […]

Take a walk on the wild side for Marwell

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has teamed up with Dorset-based Backdoorshoes to create leopard print gardening clogs which not only look good but also raise money for a great cause. Inspired by Marwell’s very own Amur leopard, Kaia, international conservation charity Marwell Wildlife, which operates Marwell Zoo, receives a donation for every pair sold of these super […]

Baby boom for endangered monkeys at Twycross

Midlands-based Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of two baby monkeys from critically-endangered species. The yet to be named new-borns – a black-headed spider monkey and a northern white-cheeked gibbon –  are welcome news for the conservation of each species and the successful breeding programme at the zoo. Both babies are doing very well under the […]

Edinburgh Zoo’s Asiatic lion cubs named

Three Asiatic lion cubs born in August at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo have been named following a public vote. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity drew up a shortlist of names, inspired by the Gir forest in western India where the endangered species are found, before voters picked their favourites. Now […]

Festive inspiration from The Natural History Museum

Wildlife fans will love the new Christmas range from The Natural History Museum this year. From tree decorations and books for kids to festive dinosaur jumpers and calendars, browse our pick of the best and kick start your Christmas here… Handmade dodo Christmas decoration Beautiful hand-embroidered gold dodo Christmas decoration, exclusive to the Museum, with a smooth […]

ZSL launch underwater virtual reality experience

International conservation charity ZSL has launched a brand-new underwater virtual reality experience at London Bridge. Using a custom made viewfinder, Londoners can now dive beneath the surface of the River Thames to see sharks, seals and eels – without getting their hair wet! Developed by Somewhere Else and BYO using Timescope technology, the experience gives […]

Highland Wildlife Park get into the Halloween spirit

The animals at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park enjoyed some spooky fun this week after keepers left out some Halloween treats from them. The wildlife conservation charity’s inquisitive Arctic foxes, wolverines, snow leopards and lynx enjoyed searching for some of their favourite food, which was hidden inside hollowed-out pumpkins. Watch the […]