Great news for wildcat fans as the opportunity to sponsor is launched! Saving Wildcats, a European partnership project led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is offering the chance to sponsor a wildcat for the first time since establishing its breeding centre at Highland Wildlife Park. Dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of Britain’s […]
On the 7th of January, the UK Wild Otter Trust saved a tiny Eurasian otter cub who was found alone in De Lank Quarry on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. Dave Webb, founder of the wildlife conservation charity specialising in Eurasian otters, collected the cold and tired youngster, thought to be around four months old, who was […]
A brand-new augmented reality experience inspired by the BBC’s ground-breaking The Green Planet series is set to open in central London this February. Showcasing the mysterious secrets of the plant world using pioneering new filmmaking technology, the six-part television series follows Sir David Attenborough as he travels the world — from the rainforests of the […]
Fancy taking on a challenge or two while raising funds for a wildlife charity? If so, WWF is currently offering a couple of great ways to keep active while also helping the planet’s most endangered species and habitats… Sign up today!
A critically endangered Sumatran tiger cub has taken its wobbly first steps outside at ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger Territory. Zookeepers captured this adorable footage of the one-month-old after mum Gaysha took her new arrival outside to enjoy the afternoon sun. Determined to follow in mum’s footsteps, the youngster can be seen tumbling onto soft grass after […]
The Wildlife Trusts has published its Marine Review for 2021, revealing both highs and lows for our coastal wildlife. Compiled by the Trusts’ Living Seas teams, who are the eyes and ears of the UK coast, the report looks back at some memorable moments from the past year. In good news, strong numbers of humpback whales were […]
Cat lovers across the UK are being invited to nominate their furry friends for the biggest event in the feline year as entries open today for the National Cat Awards. Run by the charity Cats Protection, the annual event celebrates the nation’s most marvellous moggies, with heart-warming tales of devotion, courage and companionship. This year’s […]
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) began its well-known annual stocktake at London Zoo this week. Keepers faced the tricky task of tallying up every mammal, bird, reptile and invertebrate – counting everything from a colony of inquisitive Humboldt penguins to Critically Endangered Sumatran tigers.
SEA LIFE centres across the UK have announced there has been a dramatic increase in births this winter, as the attraction welcomes baby sharks and rays to its waters. SEA LIFE Brighton, the world’s oldest operating aquarium, has welcomed five California horn sharks into the world, who have just celebrated their six-month birthday. The pups […]
New consumer research by Metro Bank has revealed how a canine shop assistant could be a best friend to a small business and is now showcasing some of the nation’s favourite shop dogs and their stories. Nearly half of UK adults (47%) admit they have specifically gone into a shop because of the friendly face […]
The RSPB is once again asking you to get closer to your local wildlife this January by joining in with its Big Garden Birdwatch 2022 from 28th to 30th January; over one million people took part last year in the biggest birdwatching event of the year.
Garden centre retailer Dobbies – along with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society – is encouraging people to think sustainably this Christmas, and has encouraged shoppers buying real trees to think ahead about how they can recycle their Christmas centrepiece once the festivities are over.
There’s still time to take part in The Wildlife Trusts’ 12 Days Wild nature challenge, which is back for another year, encouraging you to do one wild thing a day from 25th December to 5th January.
The RSPB is urging people to think about making greener changes for 2022 as a New Year’s resolution. The organisation has identified a number of things you can do that will make a difference for nature.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the birth of a tiny polar bear cub at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted when they first heard the distinct high-pitched cub sounds coming from the den but say the coming months are crucial.
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will unveil a world-first event featuring an all-new collection of 55 dinosaur sculptures next spring. BRICKOSAURS! Evolution will showcase over 20 species made using more than 2 million toy bricks.
With the stressful pre-Christmas period well underway, The Donkey Sanctuary – the world’s largest equine charity that runs ten sanctuaries across the UK and Europe – has installed multiple webcams in the donkeys’ shelters and barns meaning you can tune in any time of day, from any location, to help maintain a sense of calm. From best-friend […]
A family of beavers has been saved and relocated to a Perthshire family farm in the first such move in Scotland’s history. The beavers, including three kits, were moved to the Argaty Red Kite centre near Doune from prime agricultural land in Tayside.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has shared new video of six-month-old endangered Amur tiger cubs, Nishka, Layla and Aleksander, playfighting at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore, this month. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity say the trio’s personalities are developing as they grow bolder and more confident, often entertaining visitors with their playful antics. Keith Gilchrist, animal collection manager at Highland Wildlife […]
Patients at Priory’s Ticehurst Hospital in East Sussex recently took part in a session to hold and observe owls close-up, getting to meet an eagle owl, a little owl and a tawny owl. The patients were introduced to rescue owls as part of a therapy session aimed at reducing stress and anxiety. The session had a calming effect […]
One of London’s most eco and dog-friendly hotels, Treehouse Hotel London, has launched ‘A Canine Christmas’ guest package for December, in partnership with Lily’s Kitchen, producer of proper food for pets. And for every festive stay booked, a £5 donation will be made to Dogs Trust to support dogs less fortunate this Christmas. The package includes natural […]
SEA LIFE Scarborough has named an adorable new penguin chick Buddy, after the character in the iconic Christmas comedy movie Elf, due to his joyous knack of spreading cheer throughout the centre. Penguins Rico and Mavis recently became parents to Buddy as he entered the world a few months ago on 12th July 2021. Buddy […]
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It has been widely proven that regular contact with nature makes children healthier, happier and better able to learn. A new poll shows that people believe children do not spend enough time enjoying the natural world and that they should spend more of their school time learning outdoors in nature. The poll, commissioned by The […]
Cotswold Wildlife Park turned into an unexpected winter wonderland earlier this week when a blanket of snow fell, covering parts of the UK including Oxfordshire. As temperatures dropped, a dedicated team of keepers worked hard to care for the animals, including the park’s new three-month-old White Rhino calf, Molly, who saw snow for the first […]
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