All posts tagged: Animals

Supersized brick creatures head to Marwell

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will host a world-first with its SUPERSIZED! exhibit in 2020, featuring 40 larger than life models of curious real-life creatures built using two million toy bricks. Sneaky predators such as the fearless honey badger, venomous blue-ringed octopus and crafty assassin bug have all been chosen for their colourful appearance, unusual natural […]

Vote for Wildlife Photographer of the Year + WIN! the book

Online voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite image from this year’s Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fans of wildlife photography can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display […]

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Witches and wizards, creatures of the night and spooky animal tales; read our pick of the best places to visit to keep your little horrors entertained this Halloween and half-term holiday … Head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for hairy, but not too scary, Halloween fun at Boo at the Zoo this October half-term from Saturday 19th to Thursday […]

Thermal images reveal animal behaviour at night

ZSL London Zoo has released a series of fascinating thermal images showing the nocturnal goings-on of some of its animal inhabitants after dark. Using a specialist FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) camera, ZSL’s photographer was able to reveal the unique heat radiation patterns of the animals during the ‘ZSL London Zoo Lodges’ overnight experience. Famous for their […]

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 […]

Well-known names to voice ‘Beasts of London’

Beasts of London is a major new experience due to open at The Museum of London in April. The family-friendly event will bring to life the history of animals in the city, told from the unique perspective of the animals themselves. Created in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the animals will be voiced by some well-known names including Brian Blessed, Pam […]

Do you know who your wild neighbours are?

Are you be living right next door to some of the world’s most dangerous wild animals? A survey conducted by wildlife charity Born Free has revealed that nearly 5,000 wild animals are being privately kept in the UK, including deadly snakes and crocodiles, lions, leopards, bears and even an elephant! Currently, under the Dangerous Wild Animals […]

What do animals do all day?

What Do Animals Do All Day? is a bright, colourful hardback book skilfully designed to teach young children all about animals in the wild in a fun and informative way. A number of varied habitats are explored across large, bold double pages, including jungle, coral reef and savannah, with an introduction to the animals that […]

Recycled trees provide perfect treat

Last month, Belfast Zoo made a request for the public to donate natural Christmas trees to be used for animal enrichment. They were overwhelmed with the response when several hundred trees arrived at their gates. The festive trees were immediately put to good use as enrichment, which is used to encourage natural behaviours and to provide […]

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Boo at ZSL London Zoo Get set for a host of spooky goings on at ZSL London Zoo this Halloween, 21st to 31st October. Enjoy a spook-tacular range of themed activities, including special Hallowen versions of the zoo’s popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations. You can also meet some of the animals famous for haunting Halloween! […]

The Great Brick Safari opens at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire launched The Great Brick Safari  today, an interactive experience featuring over 2 million LEGO bricks. Marwell is the first UK zoo to host a collection of giant LEGO brick animals. Over 80 stunning sculptures, representing 25 different species, have been installed, offering an exciting and unique trail to connect children with nature. […]

Easter treat for West Midland meerkats

West Midland Safari Park have been busy preparing for their annual Easter event, and the animals have been getting involved in the celebrations too. For this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza, which runs until the 23rd of April, keepers have been tasked with making Easter-themed enrichment for the animals in their care. The park’s mob of mischievous […]

Travel poster tribute to wildlife lost

A series of fictional travel posters have been created for Expedia UK to highlight the threat of extinction faced by many of our endangered animals. Inspired by vintage mid-century travel adverts, the posters show animals once commonplace in their natural habitat – such as the Dodo in Mauritius, the Golden Toad in Costa Rica and […]

Zoo club at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is giving animal lovers aged between 8 and 15 years the exclusive opportunity to join Drayton Manor Park’s Zoo Club for the 2017 season. It’s a very exciting time at the zoo, as the 100+ species already in residence are soon to be joined by lots of new and exciting […]

Longleat’s monster plans for 2017

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire is keen to let visitors know all about what lies in store for this year. The attraction’s drive-through safari is home to exotic animals from around the world including giraffes, tigers, cheetahs, monkeys and lions. You can step aboard the Jungle Cruise to meet gorillas in their lakeside retreat, enjoy […]