GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]
2018 has been a bumper year for Monkey World with the arrival of 12 new primates to the rescue centre in Dorset. The park celebrated the birth of two extremely rare woolly monkey babies and, most recently, a slow loris infant named Bob, who was born as part of the European Breeding Programme for this protected species. […]
Val Baynton from the Discover Animals team was invited to the official launch of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo last month, and tells us more about her visit here. The first five years of a 25-year plan, which will see £55million invested in improving the infrastructure at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, has been completed with […]
Work is almost complete on a ground breaking new chimpanzee habitat, which Twycross Zoo plans to unveil soon. Chimpanzee Eden is a £3.5m facility designed to pose the same kind of challenges that wild chimpanzees would face in their daily lives. The 1,160sqm habitat spans three stories, with outdoor climbing frames providing more natural surroundings […]
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 […]
Great ape with large ears, mainly black coloration, and lighter skin on the face, native to the forests of west and central Africa. They show advanced behaviour such as the making and using of tools.
A much loved part of Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, Drayton Manor Zoo has over 100 different species of animal. Originally started in 1957 to provide an educational aspect to trips by visiting school children, the zoo now covers 15 acres and is home to endangered species such as a pair of black leopards.
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.