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Tiny arrival big news for Marwell

This adorable little mouse deer is a rare Javan Chevrotain – one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world – and Marwell Zoo’s newest arrival! Weighing in at just 370 grams when born, the tiny youngster is doing well, keepers report, although interactions are minimal due to the sensitivity of the species. Tim Rowlands, Marwell […]

Tails from the Zoo – extra dates added!

ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos have extended their popular virtual story events until the end of March, offering families a unique opportunity to hear much-loved animal tales at bedtime. Giving the country’s home-schooling heroes a night off, zookeepers will read a series of six well-loved and new titles by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, kicking […]

WWF launch ‘Call of the Wild’ podcast

Call of the Wild is a brand-new podcast launched by WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) to highlight the need for us to act now if we are to make a difference in the fight to save our planet. In each episode, host and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman, meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment and teams up with a top wildlife expert to talk about what we can do to help nature restore itself.

What to look for when choosing a nest box

National Nest Box Week (14-21 February) is organised every year by the British Trust for Ornithology as a way to encourage more people to help birds find a suitable place to nest. Putting up a nest box in your garden will help our feathered friends through nesting season, which runs from March to August, by providing them with a clean, warm environment to lay their eggs and raise their chicks.

Tiger love at Highland Wildlife Park

Love is in the air at Highland Wildlife Park for endangered Amur tigers, Botzman and Dominika, after they were caught bonding together on camera for the first time recently. Staff at the wildlife charity began carefully introducing the pair in November, following Botman’s arrival from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in October, and encouraged by how well the new couple were getting on, decided to let them meet […]

*WIN* This Planet Buddies kids’ accessories range!

If your kids are mad about animals and conservation, they will LOVE the new Planet Buddies accessories range! Based on a variety of colourful characters – each representing endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species of animals from around the world – the Planet Buddies collection features a family of headphones, wireless speakers and tablet cushions. Planet Buddies […]

Port Lympne welcome a litter of lion cubs

Port Lympne in Kent celebrated the arrival of lion cubs earlier this month – with the momentous event live-streamed to an audience of thousands. Keepers at the wildlife reserve had been eagerly awaiting news of the birth and were delighted when lioness Oudrika produced a litter on the morning of Wednesday 13th January. The live […]

Get gaming to help animals at Battersea

A leading interactive entertainment company has launched a four-week gaming campaign in a bid to support animal rescue charity, Battersea. King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, is inviting the UK public to play another of its popular mobile games, Pet Rescue Saga, over the next month for free to help real-life animals at the […]

Giraffe calf born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed a six-foot-tall giraffe calf to the world last week on what staff are calling a ‘day of hope’. The female calf, born to mum Luna following a 15-month gestation period, arrived during the early hours of Tuesday 8th December – the same day the first COVID-19 vaccine was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan. In recognition of the […]

Fantastic Beasts exhibition opens in London

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]

Gift ideas for a greener Christmas

Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas…   Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit  Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]