The first images of this year’s newly-hatched gentoo penguin chicks have been released by staff at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. The wildlife conservation charity has reported that nine chicks have emerged so far, with the first two eggs hatching to parents Muffin and Mittens on 1st May. Gentoo chicks weigh around 98g when hatched, which is the equivalent to half an avocado! The first month […]
*New* Discover Animals Photography Competition Could your pet be our next social media cover star? We’re offering the chance to have your photo featured as our Facebook and Twitter header image for the whole of next month! * The theme for June is PETS * Do you have a perfect pooch who just loves the camera? […]
A tiny endangered pygmy hippo calf has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – arriving just in time for the wildlife conservation charity to reopen its gates to visitors this week. Weighing in at just 5.4kg when born, the female calf arrived on Saturday 17th April, creating a family for proud parents Otto and Gloria. Jonny Appleyard, hoofstock team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “Our new […]
Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 2nd to 8th May and to mark the occasion the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is asking people to create a hedgehog haven in their garden. It takes very little effort to help Britain’s only spiny mammal – now officially classed as vulnerable to extinction – but will make a huge difference […]
Two adorable yellow mongoose pups have been born at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire. First-time mother, Miss Tibbs, gave birth to the tiny new arrivals in April after being introduced to male mongoose Manuel, who arrived from Rotterdam Zoo in November last year. Although unsure of each other at first, it wasn’t long before the […]
An adorable mouse deer has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The tiny new arrival may appear to have long legs, but at only 8 inches high stands no taller than a pencil! The delicate lesser Malayan mouse deer, whose gender is not yet known, was born to first-time mother Brienne (7), and father Jorah […]
We’ve teamed up with PERFECT-PETS to offer one lucky winner this fantastic prize, which includes the following THREE books – First Aid for Cats, The Essential Guide to Cat Care, and Which Cat? Enter by Saturday 1st May for your chance to win. Good luck!
ZSL London Zoo is inviting visitors to enter the world of Tiny Giants: From Minibeasts to Coral Reefs from Monday 17th May as it launches a brand new indoor experience.
It’s been a record-breaking year for the RSPB with over a million people taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2021 – double the number of those who participated the previous year – with the results now in.
Apple TV+ viewers are in for a treat this Friday 16th April when three ground-breaking documentaries about the natural world premiere ahead of Earth Day 2021. The Year Earth Changed, narrated by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning broadcaster David Attenborough, will make its debut on the same day critically acclaimed series Tiny World and Earth At Night […]
With the welcome news that wildlife parks and zoos can reopen this month, we take a look at what’s happening where and report on our favourite places to visit to discover animals.
Three inspiring new books written especially for younger readers explore the wonders of rewilding, the issue of climate change, and the magical arrival of spring.
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland is celebrating the birth of a Mishmi takin calf. Born to mum Chimi and dad Jorge on March 22nd, a name will be chosen for the charming new arrival in the coming weeks. In a tradition started by keepers seven years ago, the male calf will be named after […]
With over 12 million of us owning a dog, a cat, or both in Britain, we are a nation devoted to sharing our lives with pets. A rewarding experience, keeping a pet can boost our emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as provide loving companionship. It’s no wonder we want to offer the best possible […]
An extremely rare antelope calf has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. The one-month-old scimitar-horned oryx, named Freya, is thriving say keepers and enjoys running around the large paddock she shares with her parents Christina and Tenzi, and white rhinos, Grevy’s zebra and ostrich. “The calves will hide for the first few days, which is […]
A brand new documentary series, Planet Defenders, follows six young filmmakers as they go on a mission to discover more about the threats faced by endangered wildlife and what can be done to protect them. Made for CBBC by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, each film features a specific animal story or wildlife issue that […]
Braveling Saves a Snow Leopard By Mabel Hewitt & Matt Henderdson. Illustrated by Jenny Wren The Tingalings are five loveable characters from Jupiter – Braveling, Sparkling, Darling, Smartling and Bumbling – who promote kindness and climate change awareness through a series of stories written especially for younger readers. Following on from the first book, Darling […]
Wild About Gardens, the annual garden wildlife campaign set up by The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), makes a welcome return this week with beetles the theme for 2021. These important but often overlooked insects play a vital role in keeping our gardens healthy, and this year the two charities are calling on gardeners […]
The arrival of the spring equinox is a welcome reminder that winter is behind us and we have warmer weather and lighter evenings to look forward to. The changing of the season can also we seen as nature shows us green shoots, leaf buds on trees, blossom on blackthorn and the first buzzing of bees. Another […]
A major step has been taken toward saving the Scottish wildcat from the brink of extinction as the first cat is introduced to a conservation ‘breeding for release centre’ at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Nell, a young female, arrived from Alladale Wilderness Reserve earlier this month as part of the Saving Wildcats project which aims […]
A rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo with video footage capturing the incredible moment the new calf entered the world. Born to mum Orla at 3am on 3rd March, CCTV images clearly show the young male landing onto soft straw as he makes a journey of two metres to the ground. Already […]
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The five resident red squirrels at Wildwood Escot have been enjoying the early signs of spring – including a bright carpet of daffodils – as they explore their woodland home in East Devon. Twiglet, Blossom and the other red squirrels are sure to get the most out of the flowers, as red squirrels also have […]
Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign launched by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. To mark the occasion Hedgehog Street is asking members of the public to do 10 things to help hedgehogs in 2021.
CJ Wildlife’s live nesting webcams are back offering the perfect opportunity to connect with nature as we welcome the arrival of spring. Take a front-row seat and watch as some of our native birds build nests, lay eggs and prepare to raise their young. Viewers can choose from a number of live-action cameras for an […]
A new report issued this week by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that Britain’s larger moth population has dropped by a worrying one third over the last 50 years. These latest findings are a real concern for nature as moths – along with butterflies and bees – are a crucial indicator of the health of our wider environment.