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First new arrivals since 2017 for Monkey Forest

Keepers at Trentham Monkey Forest had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first baby monkeys for two years after spotting females showing signs of pregnancy recently. They were thrilled when not one but THREE new Barbary macaques were born, including two males and one female. The Barbary macaques are an endangered species with only […]

First alpaca baby for Woburn Safari Park

Keepers at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire have announced the arrival of their first baby alpaca – also known as a ‘cria’. The new male, born to mum Lacquer in the new Alpaca Outpost enclosure, has been named Taco. The youngster is doing well and enjoying time bonding with his mother while also getting to […]

Plant for pollinators this World Bee Day

World Bee Day was introduced by the United Nations general assembly to raise public awareness about the importance of bees and is celebrated on the 20th of May every year. This World Bee Day the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is renewing its plea that we plant something for pollinators – to make sure there is […]

Get fierce & Wear it Wild for WWF

The world’s leading conservation charity WWF is encouraging everyone to Wear it Wild on Friday 7th June and help raise vital funds to protect our planet. One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change. WWF believes that if we are going to tackle this crisis we need to be fiercer, braver and […]

A book of rather strange animals

Our world is inhabited by some remarkable creatures. Millions of different species populate every corner of the Earth, each having cleverly adapted to their surroundings over millennia. From the hugely popular Twitter account – @StrangeAnimals – author and bio-scientist Caleb Compton has celebrated these wonders of evolution and marvelled at their extraordinary diversity. Following on […]

Elusive bearded birds arrive in Devon

Living Coasts has welcomed some new arrivals as four bearded reedlings move from Newquay Zoo in Cornwall to the tranquil estuary habitat of its sister zoo in Devon. This small orange-brown bird with a long tail and yellowy-orange bill is found only in small pockets in the UK, mainly in the south and east. The […]

Are you ready to go 30 Days Wild in June?

The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge is back for its 5th year and promises to be wilder than ever! Last year, over 350,000 people took part in 30 Days Wild, all pledging to experience nature every day during June. Those signing up to the challenge this year will receive a free pack of inspirational ideas to […]

Baby giraffe makes debut at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are celebrating the birth of a baby reticulated giraffe. The new arrival was born last Friday 26th April to first-time mum Luna and dad Bashu and has been named Khari, which means ‘King-like’ in Swahili. Part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) for the Endangered species, the giraffe calf weighed […]

Whipsnade to open rare freshwater fish aquarium

The UK’s first aquarium dedicated to conserving the world’s most endangered freshwater fish is due to open at ZSL Whipsnade this summer. Visitors will be able to explore ten of the planet’s most extreme and fascinating aquatic habitats, as they come face-to-face with some of the rarest and most unique fish species in existence. The […]

Longleat’s lions enjoy springtime blooms

Longleat’s most famous residents enjoyed the warm weather last week as their woodland home became carpeted with a stunning display of native bluebells. The welcome sunshine prompted tens of thousands of the beautiful wildflowers to start flowering in woodland across the Wiltshire estate. The majority of native bluebells are found in old and ancient woodlands – […]

Zebra first for Ventura Wildlife Park

Keepers at Ventura Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire were delighted to discover a new set of stripes during their morning checks this week. A baby Grant’s zebra arrived during the early hours of Wednesday and is the first offspring for parents Zelda and Sonny, who arrived at the Park in 2016. The Grant’s zebra is a […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year across the world on the 25th April to raise awareness for these amazing flightless birds. A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) offers a great way to help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat – and would make a great gift too! […]

A new red panda for Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a male red panda from Gaia Zoo in the Netherlands last month as part of a European breeding programme for the endangered species. The three-year-old, named Peter, has now joined the Zoo’s resident female red panda, Mei Mei, in a new enclosure specially designed by keepers and landscape teams to […]

Twycross wallaby joeys make spring appearance

Keepers at Twycross Zoo have announced the spring arrival of two red-necked Wallaby joeys – perfect timing for the Easter holidays. Native to Australia, red-necked wallabies are marsupials, which means that they have a very short gestation (pregnancy) after which the offspring moves to the female’s pouch to continue developing. The ‘joey’ will stay in […]