Wildlife parks and zoos around the country reopened their gates for the first time in months last week as the government eased its lockdown restrictions. This move was greeted with much excitement by the venues who could at last welcome back visitors to enjoy a great day out while raising vital funds to cover essential […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Blackpool Zoo is marking 45 years of really wild days out with 12 months of super celebrations, which will include the launch of its biggest ever investment – Project Elephant! The award winning attraction, which opened on 6th July 1972, will dedicate each month of the year to different celebrations, from the 100th birthday of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Blackpool Zoo has welcomed more than 50 tiny faces to its line up of really wild residents so far in 2016. From critically endangered species on the brink of extinction to the just downright cute, each and every one of them has brought joy to keepers and visitors alike. The largest baby to be born […]
There will be plenty of fun for all the family at Blackpool Zoo this February half-term! The chance to fly a barn owl, hand feed one of the zoo’s majestic giraffes and even meet and greet the family of Californian sealions are just a few of the daily animal encounters families can get involved in […]
Blackpool Zoo is celebrating the start of the Chinese Year of the Monkey by releasing some stunning pictures and footage of some of its most popular primates. All these cheeky monkeys call Blackpool home and are looking forward to welcoming visitors this year!
When it came to Blackpool Zoo’s annual stock-take, in which all 1500 residents need be counted, re-counted and counted again, Animal Manager Peter Dillingham just couldn’t decide which method of adding up was best. He had to choose between his trusty abacus, which he used when he started his career over 30 years ago, and […]
Blackpool Zoo has Christmas all wrapped up for families this year, from giving parents the chance of a child free shopping day to unusual gifts that are perfect for any animal lover. On Saturday 19th December the zoo will be hosting a special Keeper Kids Christmas event for eight to 12 year olds, giving parents […]
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. […]
Blackpool Zoo is marking Orangutan Awareness Week by auctioning unique works of art hand crafted by its male orangutan to raise money for charity. Ramon, who is 17, has produced a series of paintings after picking up the skill as a youngster while being hand-reared by keepers at Leningrad Zoo in St Petersburg. All funds […]
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 […]
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.