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*WIN* A Let’s Explore VR Oceans Mega Pack!

Would you like to go on a deep-sea virtual reality adventure? Dive into an immersive world of discovery and swim with sharks, humpback whales, polar bears and other marine wildlife with the Let’s Explore Oceans Mega Pack. Suitable for ages 7+, the family-friendly educational experience offers a thrilling underwater adventure where users can immerse themselves in […]

Festive gift ideas for pets

From pampered pooches to crafty cats, our festive gift guide is full of ideas to inspire when Christmas shopping for your pets… 🎅   Shark Dog/Cat Bed Ideal for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies weighing under 15lbs, this pet bed can be used as a cosy covered cave to hideaway or folded into a lovely […]

Rare rhino born at Chester Zoo

The arrival of a critically endangered rhino calf born at Chester Zoo last month is being celebrated by conservationists around the globe. New mum Ema Elsa gave birth to the female eastern black rhino on 29th October, following a 15-month-long pregnancy, with the zoo’s CCTV cameras capturing the incredible moment the little one arrived. With […]

Beaver Trust documentary to premiere on YouTube

A new Beaver Trust documentary film is being launched this weekend to raise awareness for the British beaver and the fragile future they face without more public and government support. The charity’s short film, Beavers Without Borders, explores the benefits and challenges of reintroducing beavers to Britain’s landscapes, four hundred years after they were hunted […]

How to help robins with the RSPB

Britain’s favourite bird has long been associated with Christmas, but do you know how the mighty robin became iconic at this time of year? The robin’s association with the festive season is believed to have begun when scarlet-jacketed postmen started delivering Christmas cards during the mid-19th century. The robin redbreast soon became linked to this tradition, […]

Festive gift ideas for young wildlife fans

If your kids are mad about nature, they’ll love our pick of the best gifts and stocking fillers for a really wild Christmas. Browse our favourite games, toys and activities and kick start your festive shopping here… 🎅   Kids Explorer Kit Perfect for exploring nature, spying on wild animals and bird watching. Includes safari vest/hat, binoculars, […]

Halloween gifts inspired by the natural world

With Halloween looming and the dark nights drawing in, why not enter into the spirit of the occasion and choose your spooky favourites from our online shop. From creepy gifts to frightful toys, we hope you enjoy our pick!    Crow Skeleton Pendant A taxidermist’s dream, this crow skeleton pendant makes the ideal fashion statement for those […]

Walk for wildlife this autumn!

If you would like to do something positive for nature and pledge your support for wildlife this autumn, why not sign up for the Big Wild Walk fundraiser which takes place from 26th October to 1st November. The challenge forms part of The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 by 30 appeal, which aims to raise £30m to restore 30% of land and […]

Marking three decades of dormouse conservation

UK conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species marks the 30th anniversary of its National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP) this year – the longest-running small land mammal survey in the world. Established in 1990 to monitor how the UK’s hazel dormouse populations are faring, results for the 2019 report revealed that, although some populations are thriving, […]

Okapi baby born at ZSL London Zoo

Oni the okapi, who featured in last week’s ITV documentary, London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year,  has delighted zookeepers by giving birth to a healthy baby girl. The second-time mum went into labour late on Sunday 20th September before giving birth to the adorable calf – given the name ‘Ede’ by zookeepers – the following morning. Dedicated keepers kept a watchful eye overnight on CCTV as Oni went into labour, before tiny hooves and stripy legs began to emerge 12 hours later. The wide-eyed calf took its first wobbly steps within minutes and […]

Where to see red squirrels in England

Red Squirrel Awareness Week (21st to 27th September 2020) is held every year to highlight the plight of one of our most iconic British mammals. Once a common sight throughout the UK, the red squirrel population has rapidly declined since the 1950s, with the loss of woodland habitat a contributing factor. With fewer than 40,000 remaining […]

Boost for UK’s rarest lizard

The UK’s rarest lizard population has been given a helping hand after a huge forest fire in Dorset this summer devastated one of the country’s remaining habitats. Conservation charity Marwell Wildlife teamed up with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Forestry England to release over 200 young sand lizards back into the wild at Puddletown Forest […]

Early arrival for sloth baby at ZSL London Zoo

A two-toed baby sloth named Truffle is the newest arrival at ZSL London Zoo. Native to the rainforests of South America, sloths are famous for being slow-moving. However,  eager to make an appearance, Truffle surprised keepers by arriving a few weeks earlier than expected. Born to parents Marilyn and Leander on Thursday 13th August, the […]