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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 […]

Ten fascinating facts for Reptile Awareness Day

October 21st is Reptile Awareness Day and to celebrate we have ten fascinating reptile facts, compiled for you by pet insurers ExoticDirect. There are four main reptile groups These include; Crocodilians (alligators and crocodiles), the Squamates (lizards and snakes), the Tuatara (which look like lizards but differ in their bone structure), and the Turtles. Turtles […]

An interview with…. Wild Welfare’s Georgina Groves

Georgina Groves is Projects Director at Wild Welfare and has over 15 years of experience working for animal welfare, research and conservation organisations including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and The Natural History Museum in London.  Georgina is responsible for overseeing the charity’s global projects and ensuring the organisation stays true to its vision […]

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 […]

Leggy new arrival for West Midland Safari

Keepers at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild’s giraffe. The new arrival was born on Wednesday 3 October to second-time mum, Arusha and will join an existing herd of six females and four males at the park, including seven-year-old dad Rufus. Standing six-foot-tall, the leggy yet to be named […]