All posts tagged: christmas

Animals getting festive at Chessington Zoo

With the countdown to Christmas now officially underway, Chessington World of Adventures has been getting into the festive spirit with treats for some of its 1,000 residents. The Western Lowland gorillas enjoyed a 6ft Christmas tree,  carefully decorated by primate keepers with aubergine snowmen, sweet potato candy canes, leek crackers, butternut squash and swede stars, […]

Join the butterflies for a tropical Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon

Escape the cold and wet weather over the festive holidays and visit The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm where temperatures are guaranteed to hit 25°C and over. Discover the stunningly beautiful Christmas Butterfly, also known as Papilio Demodocus, which is part of the Swallowtail family. This magnificent butterfly is sourced directly from butterfly farmers of the Kipepeo […]

Festive inspiration from The Natural History Museum

Wildlife fans will love the new Christmas range from The Natural History Museum this year. From tree decorations and books for kids to festive dinosaur jumpers and calendars, browse our pick of the best and kick start your Christmas here… Handmade dodo Christmas decoration Beautiful hand-embroidered gold dodo Christmas decoration, exclusive to the Museum, with a smooth […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

True story inspires cat charity Xmas ad

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity, has released a heart-warming festive animation as part of its 2018 Christmas campaign. Following on from the success of last year’s animation ‘Kozal’s Christmas’, this year’s festive ad takes inspiration from a true story – a tale of the relationship between one girl and her cat. “Genie’s Christmas Wish” […]

Wildlife conservation charity release Xmas gift guide

UK conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas catalogue, with all proceeds from the gift range going directly to help wildlife in need. With something to suit every budget, PTES Christmas gifts include everything from wooden animal key rings and beautifully designed cushions and tea towels, to wildlife guides and original […]

Recycled trees provide perfect treat

Last month, Belfast Zoo made a request for the public to donate natural Christmas trees to be used for animal enrichment. They were overwhelmed with the response when several hundred trees arrived at their gates. The festive trees were immediately put to good use as enrichment, which is used to encourage natural behaviours and to provide […]

A Flight Before Christmas at Longleat

As part of their giant outdoor Festival of Light celebrations, Longleat in Wiltshire are hosting an interactive storytelling experience featuring flying owls. Bringing the festive spirit thrillingly to life for younger visitors, ‘A Flight Before Christmas’ mixes the magic of storytelling with the aerial grace and agility of native species including tawny, barn and eagle […]

The Cost of Christmas Pets

Each Christmas people all over the UK enjoy a furry addition to their family in the form of a new pet. In an effort to inform potential pet owners about the responsibility and cost involved with owning a pet, TotallyMoney.com has created a Cost of Christmas Pets calculator at http://www.totallymoney.com/cost-of-pets/ TotallyMoney.com has teamed up with Wood […]

Penguins pick up presents for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and to help get into the festive spirit, the penguin keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have created a large fireplace, hung with stockings and surrounded by Christmas presents for the penguins. Dawn Nicoll, Senior Penguin Keeper at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We love making enrichment for the animals, especially […]

I Just Love It Christmas Gift Guide for Pets out now

IJustLoveIt.co.uk, the website that hosts over 3,500 customisable products that can be personalised with any name, and with any special message, to create a one-of-a-kind gift, has announced its Christmas gift guide for animals. For the Dog Spruce up any pup’s mealtimes with a Personalised Slate Dog Food Mat (£24.99). It can be personalised with any dog’s name, as […]