All posts tagged: Animals

Tails from the Zoo – extra dates added!

ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos have extended their popular virtual story events until the end of March, offering families a unique opportunity to hear much-loved animal tales at bedtime. Giving the country’s home-schooling heroes a night off, zookeepers will read a series of six well-loved and new titles by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, kicking […]

*WIN* This Planet Buddies kids’ accessories range!

If your kids are mad about animals and conservation, they will LOVE the new Planet Buddies accessories range! Based on a variety of colourful characters – each representing endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species of animals from around the world – the Planet Buddies collection features a family of headphones, wireless speakers and tablet cushions. Planet Buddies […]

Festive gift ideas for young wildlife fans

If your kids are mad about nature, they’ll love our pick of the best gifts and stocking fillers for a really wild Christmas. Browse our favourite games, toys and activities and kick start your festive shopping here… 🎅   Kids Explorer Kit Perfect for exploring nature, spying on wild animals and bird watching. Includes safari vest/hat, binoculars, […]

Natural History Museums set to reopen

The Natural History Museum in London and Hertfordshire will reopen their doors to visitors on Wednesday 5th August following almost five months of closure – the longest period since the second world war. London’s famous South Kensington building, home to one of the most important scientific collections in the world, will initially open Wednesdays to […]

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 […]