All posts tagged: conservation

How you can help wildlife in Australia

International conservation charity WWF has launched an urgent appeal to help wildlife affected by the recent bushfires sweeping Australia. Heartbreaking images show a country ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record. More than 8 million hectares have been burnt – that’s the equivalent to one-third of the entire UK. Tragically, an […]

Rare baby orangutan born at Chester Zoo

A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan has been born at Chester Zoo. The yet to be named new baby arrived to mother Subis in November, following a nine-month pregnancy, with both doing well. The new male is being celebrated as an important addition to the international breeding programme for the highly threatened species. With fewer than […]

Take a walk on the wild side for Marwell

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has teamed up with Dorset-based Backdoorshoes to create leopard print gardening clogs which not only look good but also raise money for a great cause. Inspired by Marwell’s very own Amur leopard, Kaia, international conservation charity Marwell Wildlife, which operates Marwell Zoo, receives a donation for every pair sold of these super […]

Baby boom for endangered monkeys at Twycross

Midlands-based Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of two baby monkeys from critically-endangered species. The yet to be named new-borns – a black-headed spider monkey and a northern white-cheeked gibbon –  are welcome news for the conservation of each species and the successful breeding programme at the zoo. Both babies are doing very well under the […]

Adopt with WWF this World Tiger Day

 World Tiger Day is celebrated every year across the world on the 29th of July to raise awareness for the conservation of these magnificent big cats. Wild tiger populations have declined by around 95% since the beginning of the 20th century with an estimated 3,900 tigers remaining. WWF is determined to help double the number of wild […]

Celebrate nature at Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county next month. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, Birdfair is […]

Love Your Zoo this week in Belfast

Love Your Zoo week is an annual event run by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to help raise awareness for the important work zoos do regarding conservation, education and research. This year, Love Your Zoo week runs over the bank holiday and half-term week, offering plenty of opportunities to support your […]

Get fierce & Wear it Wild for WWF

The world’s leading conservation charity WWF is encouraging everyone to Wear it Wild on Friday 7th June and help raise vital funds to protect our planet. One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change. WWF believes that if we are going to tackle this crisis we need to be fiercer, braver and […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year across the world on the 25th April to raise awareness for these amazing flightless birds. A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) offers a great way to help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat – and would make a great gift too! […]

An interview with…. Aaron Whitnall, Paradise Wildlife Park

In an exclusive interview for Discover Animals, Paradise Wildlife Park’s Aaron Whitnall tells us about his recent Drive 4 Wildlife mission to East Africa with brothers Tyler Whitnall, Cameron Whitnall and family friend Redmond Bolton.  The remarkable African safari and animal conservation project took the team trekking across four countries to deliver vital equipment and funds to […]

Rare ibis reintroduced to the wild

A group of endangered northern bald ibis made a special trip from ZSL London Zoo to Spain last week as part of an international conservation project to reintroduce them to the wild. The juvenile ibis – nicknamed Iris, Indigo, Igor and Ivan by ZSL keepers – travelled to a holding aviary in Jerez Zoo ahead of […]