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First outing for Edinburgh Zoo’s newborn

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo’s newest arrival has been spotted out and about for the first time since arriving in May. Now visitors will get the chance to meet the adorable L’Hoest’s monkey baby, born to first-time mum Sheli who is very protective of her newborn. The youngster will be named in the coming weeks, once keepers […]

SEA LIFE reopens doors with a splash

Visitors looking for aquatic escapism can head to SEA LIFE centres across England and Ireland from this weekend as doors reopen to visitors at eight locations. Teams in Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Hunstanton, Manchester, Scarborough and Weymouth in England and Bray in the Republic of Ireland have been working behind the scenes to ensure a safe […]

Baby boom for Drayton Manor Park

Staffordshire’s Drayton Manor Park is celebrating the births of eight new baby animals – with all arriving just in time for the gates to reopen this weekend. A new critically endangered Spider Monkey baby – born on 22nd May – brings the total number at the park to six, with Scarlet Macaw pair Sally and […]

Butterfly Farm set to reopen with brand new display

Preparations are underway at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm to welcome back visitors this weekend following months of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. Teams have been working behind the scenes to ensure all the necessary social distancing measures are in place before doors reopen on Saturday 4th July. Several changes have been made to protect visitors, […]

Adorable new arrivals for Monkey Forest

Staffordshire’s Trentham Monkey Forest welcomed four very special arrivals recently, just ahead of reopening their doors to visitors today, Thursday 25th of June.  Four baby macaques – 2 girls and 2 boys – were born during lockdown while the forest was closed. Now the gates are open, lucky visitors will get the chance to see the […]

What to do if you find a baby bird

It can be common at this time of year to see young birds sitting on the ground without any sign of their parents. However, the RSPB is asking bird lovers across the nation to resist the urge to help ‘abandoned’ fledglings, no matter how helpless they look. Each year, the RSPCA’s wildlife centres care for […]

Butterflies appear earlier this year

The warm spring weather and the sunniest May on record has led to many butterfly species emerging early in the UK this year. It is the first time this century that so many have been seen at this time, with sightings recorded for wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation including some very early dates for particular species. […]

Zoos get ready to welcome back visitors

Following the government’s announcement that zoos can reopen to visitors from Monday 15th June, staff at ZSL’s London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo have been busy preparing to welcome guests back through their gates. After three months of closure and lost revenue, numerous measures are now in place to ensure that the Zoos are safe, inspiring […]

Plans to restore native wildcats gathers pace

The Wildwood Trust has formed a partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) with the aim of reintroducing native wildcats to Britain. The European wildcat disappeared from England and Wales a century ago – they were considered vermin – and the species is now one of the rarest and most endangered […]

A guide to grooming your pets at home

If you have cats and dogs, you’ll be all too aware that they’re shedding at the moment. This is due to increased daylight hours stimulating the hair to grow, shed, and replace itself. But with access to pet grooming services restricted during the COVID-19 crisis, keeping your pet comfortable and well-conditioned – and your house […]

Baby boom for Highland Wildlife Park

Last month proved a busy one for RZSS Highland Wildlife Park as staff welcomed 14 new arrivals to the wildlife conservation charity in Scotland while on lockdown. Births included two forest reindeer calves, seven Turkmenian markhor kids, one Bukhara deer calf, three Japanese macaque babies, and one Przewalski’s horse foal – with more expected soon! […]

Beautiful books for bird lovers

Birds in the Ancient World by Jeremy Mynott Published by Oxford University Press – £16.99 (new to paperback) Jeremy Mynott’s fascinating book explores the many different roles birds played in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and how they impressed upon the imagination to influence the literature and art of the time. Using quotations from the […]

Get ready for Spots and Stripes Day

The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent is hosting a Spots and Stripes fundraising event live via Facebook this Friday 29th May in celebration of its 20th year. Cat-themed activities will be on offer throughout the day, with family-friendly games, quizzes, and competitions to win some amazing prizes, including overnight safari stays and Big Cat Encounters […]

Review: On the Trail of Wolves + WIN a copy of the book!

On the Trail of Wolves by Philippa Forrester Author and TV presenter Philippa Forrester became fascinated with wolves after relocating to the wilds of Wyoming with her nature-loving family. While settling into her new home, the call of the wolves surrounding her cabin ignited a lifelong interest in these beautiful and elusive wild creatures, and […]

Beluga whales get ready for Iceland sanctuary

Two former captive beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, will move into the world’s first open water whale sanctuary in June, the SEA LIFE Trust has revealed this week. The ground-breaking marine welfare project, located in a natural bay off the south coast of Iceland, has been created in partnership with wildlife charity Whale and Dolphin […]

Celebrate nature with an awe-inspiring backdrop

The RSPB has released some stunning images of its nature reserves which can be downloaded for free and used as backgrounds for Zoom. The 15 images feature beautiful landscapes and views across Britain – from lighthouses and lakes to woodlands and sunsets – creating a natural setting for your next online chat. Celebrate nature and […]

Help hedgehogs in your garden + WIN! A Seedball collection

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Seedball has collaborated with People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to bring you their new Hedgehog Mix – specially created to produce a hedgehog friendly wildflower patch in your garden. All flowers in the mix – a blend of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Poppy, Red Clover, Self Heal, […]

Rare wild horse born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The arrival of an endangered Przewalski’s wild horse foal has been greeted with much excitement by keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo who shared the first images of the youngster this week. Born to mum Charlotte behind closed gates on 13th April, during the nationwide lockdown, the female foal is doing well and often seen racing around […]