Paradise Wildlife Park began life as Broxbourne Zoo in the 1960s and was purchased in 1984 by the Sampson family, who have successfully turned the attraction around. They have made it their mission to create more spacious open enclosures and develop an extensive education programme and more hands-on activities.
Ashleigh Ridler from the Discover Animals team enjoyed a day out at the zoo last week and shares her experience here: Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal. With over 2,500 animals across […]
West Midland Safari Park has started work on the first phase of a brand-new development, due to open this summer, offering guests the opportunity to stay overnight within its cheetah and African elephant reserves. A first for the UK, eight luxury ‘Safari Lodges’ will be integrated into newly-updated animal habitats, designed to give guests an […]
Keepers at West Midland Safari Park gave the resident big cats an Easter surprise this week as part of their daily enrichment. Large papier-mâché eggs were created for the cheetahs and Sumatran tigers, filled with bits of meat and placed in the big cats’ enclosures, ready for their very own Easter egg hunt! Carnivore Keeper, […]
One of the biggest litters of successfully reared cheetahs in the UK has made their first public appearance at Longleat. Born in August, the four cheetah cubs have been busy exploring the great outdoors at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, while keeping mum Wilma close by. However, it wasn’t long before the cubs started venturing further afield and […]
One of the biggest litters of successfully reared cheetahs in the UK will make their first public appearance at Longleat later this month. The four cheetah cubs, who were born at the safari park in August, are all being cared for by their mum Wilma and making excellent progress. This is the largest number of […]
A female cheetah cub is being hand reared by her keeper at Longleat after being abandoned at just 10 days old. The cub was being cared for by second time mum Wilma, but was discovered cold, weak and on her own. Numerous attempts were made to get mother and baby back together, but the decision […]
The Big Cat Sanctuary will be holding its annual Open Day event in July to support their welfare, breeding, conservation and education programmes. Set in the heart if the Kent countryside, The Big Cat Sanctuary is home to many speciess of cat including lions, tigers, jaguars, cheetahs and snow leopards and is usually closed to the […]
Sarah Jeffery from the Discover Animals team recently spent a day exploring Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire with her daughter Caitlin. It had been a few years since the pair last visited, so they were excited to see what was new. ‘Marvellous Monsters’ is a new outdoor exhibition for 2017 and features 20 larger-than-life animatronic […]
Keepers at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire have put six month old rare cheetah cubs, Poppy and Winston, through their paces to test how fast they can run. A speeding lure was set up, similar to those used at greyhound races, to allow the cubs to try out their hunting skills. Cheetahs are the world’s […]
A rare pair of cheetah cubs have ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. Cubs Poppy and Winston, who were named by the public, are the first to have been born at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. The pair, both still sporting Mohican-style juvenile fur, were […]
Keepers at Longleat in Wiltshire are delighted to announce that the names for the newest additions to the safari park, two cheetah cubs, are Poppy and Winston. The cheetah is officially classified as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, which means it is likely to become ‘Endangered’ […]
A rare pair of cheetah cubs are thriving after being born at Longleat Safari Park. The cubs’ birth is a first for the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The pair, a male and a female, were born nine weeks ago and will remain inside with mum Wilma until they are 12 […]
A new female cheetah has arrived at Paignton Zoo. Jahzara has come from Beekse Bergen Safari Park, in the Netherlands, where she was born on 7th December 2013. Paignton Zoo is now home to three cheetah: two year old Jahzara joins male Kasai, who is 11 and female Isantya, who is 4. Cheetah live on […]
A large slender spotted cat found in Africa and parts of Asia. It’s the fastest animal on land, with their large nostrils and enlarged heart and lungs working together to circulate oxygen efficiently.
The origins of West Midland Safari & Leisure Park can be traced back to the 18th century and Spring Grove House, which still stands at the attraction, but the estate first opened as the safari park in 1973. The park boasts 1,700 animal encounters along with some great family fun rides and attractions, all set in 200 acres of leafy Worcestershire.
In Kent, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is popular with visitors, and is run by the Aspinall Foundation along with Howletts Wild Animal Park. John Aspinall purchased Port Lympne in 1973 to support his growing animal collection, with it opening to the public in 1976.
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.