Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is getting ready to transfer its all-female herd of Asian elephants to Blackpool Zoo. The move will allow the animals to breed which will help ensure the long-term survival of this endangered species. Blackpool Zoo will become the new home to Twycross elephants Minbu, Tara, Noorjahan and Esha, in spring 2018. The […]
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are offering elephant lovers an unforgettable experience when they visit at the weekend on 16 and 17 September. Celebrating the zoo’s largest residents, the Asian elephants, the zoo’s Elephantastic event promises a mammouth day out while marking the global Elephant Appreciation Weekend. Visitors can enjoy a close encounter with one of the […]
Set in more than 80-acres, Twycross Zoo have around 500 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve. Twycross Zoo was founded in 1963 and is now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the […]
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it covers 34 hectares (84 acres) and is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten. With about 1,500 different species and almost 20,500 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.
Interview with Darren Webster, Zoo Director at Blackpool Zoo.
The elephant of southern Asia. Is smaller than the African elephant, with smaller ears and only one lip to the trunk. It is often tamed as a beast of burden in India. Listed as endangered since 1986.
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.
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.
Chester Zoo is one of the top 15 zoos in the world. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead after he bought Oakfield Manor and seven acres of land for £3,500. With him, he brought a group of animals from a zoo at Shavington near Crewe – the first animals of Chester Zoo.
Belfast Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, and has been home to animals since 1934.