All posts tagged: Blackpool Zoo

Twycross elephants set for Blackpool move

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 […]

Celebrating the lions of Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo have been busy celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, while also marking 10 years since the zoo’s Pride of Blackpool Big Cat House opened to the public. The zoo also keep the only father and son lion group in the UK, who have also been celebrating birthdays in recent weeks. Wallace turned nine […]

Talk to the animals at Blackpool Zoo

From the tallest to the smallest and the funniest to the most ferocious, Blackpool Zoo are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with its residents this Easter. You could find yourself hand feeding majestic giraffes from a specially adapted tower, flying beautiful barn owls or even meeting comical sea lions. Each unforgettable […]

Mammoth project takes shape at Blackpool Zoo

A multi-million pound project is taking shape at Blackpool Zoo at the end of what has been another record-breaking year. The scheme, dubbed Project Elephant, is the zoo’s most ambitious and biggest ever single investment and the building, which is one of the UK’s largest indoor elephant facilities, is almost complete. Work on the three-acre […]

Warm winter jackets for orangutans

Now that the clocks have gone back and the temperature is dropping, there’s nothing that 17-year-old Ramon from Blackpool loves more than tucking into a light meal of four warm jacket potatoes and a cup of chamomile tea. But Ramon isn’t your usual veggie lover, he is a 20-stone critically endangered Bornean orangutan who lives […]

Keeper gets seal-ion of approval for PhD study

A Blackpool Zoo keeper is set to continue her in-depth studies into the unique characteristics of sealions’ whiskers after being awarded funding to study for a doctorate. Alyx Milne, who works with Blackpool Zoo’s family of Californian sealions, will use her PhD to delve further into the function, evolution and control aspects of sealions’ whiskers. […]

Radzi set for Portugal trans-fur!

One of Blackpool Zoo’s tiger twins is off to sunnier climes after being matched with a potential mate in Portugal. Radzi, who was born at the seaside attraction in 2014, is now almost fully grown and will reach breeding age in the next couple of years. He has been paired with a three-year-old female called […]

Pumpkin Eye View From Blackpool Zoo

With Halloween nearly here, Blackpool Zoo’s residents have certainly been getting in the spirit with apple bobbing antics one minute and pumpkin escapades the next. Placed at the bottom of a carved pumpkin, the zoo’s GoPro camera caught cheeky squirrel monkeys running riot inside the Halloween decoration, giving viewers a pumpkin eye view.