We chose a beautiful sunny day in August to take the kids to Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent and enjoyed a great day out visiting some rare and endangered animals from around the world. Our tickets, booked in advance as required, allow visitors to choose half-hour arrival slots to ensure social distancing is maintained from […]
Longleat welcomed two endangered Amur tiger cubs in June, the first at the Wiltshire safari park for nearly 20 years. This week male Rusty and female Yuki, who weighed just over a kilogramme when born, took their first steps outside. Initially cautious, the cubs soon overcame their nerves and began exploring their outdoor enclosure, under […]
A pair of Amur tiger cubs have been born at Longleat – the first in nearly 20 years for the Wiltshire safari park. Mum Yana and dad Red, both four years old, arrived at Longleat last year as part of a European breeding programme for the endangered species from separate collections in Sweden and Norway. […]
ZSL London Zoo cares for more than 700 different species of mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate, while sister site ZSL Whipsnade is home to over 3,500 animals and is the UK’s biggest zoo. At the start of every year, ZSL zookeepers take on the mammoth task of recording every animal for its annual stocktake, counting everything […]
Whipsnade Zoo’s eight-week-old endangered tiger cubs Dmitri, Makari and Czar have just received their first health checks – and keepers have released footage of the event. While seven-year-old tigress mum Naya and dad Botzman enjoyed breakfast in their den, the zoo’s team of vets were able to safely enter the tiger family’s main enclosure. Here […]
Take a trip Longleat this bank holiday weekend and meet a host of brand new animals who arrived at the park over the summer holidays. The newest arrivals include a colony of colobus monkeys, native to central Africa, and a group of spotted, or laughing, hyenas, a first for the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. The newcomers […]
At nearly 20 years old Rocky was the oldest Amur tiger at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. Sadly, Rocky passed away on 11th January after being unwell for some weeks. The young Rocky arrived at Paradise when he was just a little cub, after his mother rejected him at birth weighing just 2lbs. Paradise Wildlife […]
The animals at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park enjoyed a change to their environment this week after a thick blanket of snow fell. Many of the animals within the park are cold weather adapted and so well prepared for the recent covering of snow. Keepers also provided the animals with special Christmas themed enrichment, which the […]
Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey will open its new multi-million pound Land of the Tiger attraction in spring 2018. The specially designed enclosure, featuring Europe’s first overhead trails, will allow guests to wander underneath the tigers and observe these majestic animals in a whole new way – right above their heads. A family of […]
Persuading two black rhinos to stand still is the ultimate weigh-in challenge. But Hodari and Dayo, who tip the scales at 3,000lbs, were models of calm behaviour during the annual Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) animal audit. The playful pair, who arrived at the award-winning wildlife park this year, may weigh the same as a family estate […]
Amur tiger sisters Soundari and Shouri enjoyed some chilly winter morning playfighting at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire recently. The Amur tiger is the largest of all the big cats and is native to the far east of Russia. In the 1940s, the tigers had nearly died out, with only around 40 individuals left in […]
Kent’s award-winning wild animal parks, Howletts and Port Lympne, have launched their #WildWinter campaign, revealing some unexpected facts about how their wild animals adapt when the temperature drops. #WildWinter highlights the differences that visitors can expect to see as animals change their coats, pile on some extra insulation and use some cunning tactics to stay […]
A pair of wonderful new arrivals has been welcomed at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire with the birth of two critically endangered Amur tiger cubs, born to four-year-old tigress, Minerva. These tigers are amongst the largest and rarest cats in the world, and the new cubs signify an important achievement not just for the park, […]
The zoo near Winchester opened in 1972, with conservation very much at its heart. It is set within the environs of Marwell Hall, which was built in the early 14th century (around 1320) by Walter Woodlock, a relative of the Bishop of Winchester and subsequently owned by the Seymour family.
Known to travel up to 1,000 km (620 mi), they inhabit mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye province in the Russian Far East.
The Zoological Society of London runs ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Set in over 600 acres of parkland, the zoo has over 2,500 animals including lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffe in huge outdoor enclosures.
The 70-acre Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster is the UK’s fastest growing attraction, and is constantly adding new experiences for visitors. For 2014, the first polar bear in England will arrive to live in a 10-acre reserve divided into four sections, featuring landscaped hills, valleys and a main lake with streams, pools and waterfalls.
Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire has over 80 species of wild animal roaming across 300 acres. The park has a long history of species conservation, and was established by the 13th Duke of Bedford in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, opening in 1970.
Blackpool Zoo won the Large Visitor Attraction award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in 2013, proving its main focuses of education, conservation, recreation and research are working well.