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Gentoo penguin chicks hatch at Edinburgh Zoo

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 […]

Tiny hippo newest arrival for Edinburgh Zoo

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 […]

How you can help this Hedgehog Awareness Week

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 […]

Mongoose pups born at Woburn Safari Park

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 […]

Tiny new arrival for Bristol Zoo

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 […]

Books about wildlife to inspire young minds

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 […]

Beetles – the unsung heroes of the garden

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 […]

Rare giraffe born at Chester Zoo

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 […]