Great news for wildcat fans as the opportunity to sponsor is launched! Saving Wildcats, a European partnership project led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is offering the chance to sponsor a wildcat for the first time since establishing its breeding centre at Highland Wildlife Park. Dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of Britain’s […]
The Wildlife Trusts has published its Marine Review for 2021, revealing both highs and lows for our coastal wildlife. Compiled by the Trusts’ Living Seas teams, who are the eyes and ears of the UK coast, the report looks back at some memorable moments from the past year. In good news, strong numbers of humpback whales were […]
The RSPB is once again asking you to get closer to your local wildlife this January by joining in with its Big Garden Birdwatch 2022 from 28th to 30th January; over one million people took part last year in the biggest birdwatching event of the year.
There’s still time to take part in The Wildlife Trusts’ 12 Days Wild nature challenge, which is back for another year, encouraging you to do one wild thing a day from 25th December to 5th January.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the birth of a tiny polar bear cub at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted when they first heard the distinct high-pitched cub sounds coming from the den but say the coming months are crucial.
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In a new, short film made for COP26 by The Wildlife Trusts, Sir David Attenborough calls for the role of nature to be recognised in the fight against climate change. Sir David also calls for a greater focus on nature’s power to store carbon – as well as support for local communities and landowners to create […]
Visitors to Marwell Zoo recently got more than they bargained for when a rare zebra gave birth right in front of them. Onlookers were amazed to see the endangered Grevy’s zebra deliver the healthy foal in the zoo’s Wild Explorers paddock, which is located opposite Marwell’s Grade 1 listed hall. Keepers kept a close eye […]
This year Remembering Wildlife celebrates its fifth anniversary by releasing the next book in its highly successful fundraising book series and reflecting on the many conservation projects it has assisted since launching.
Africa Alive in Suffolk has announced the arrival of a new cheetah cub – the first to be born at the wildlife park in ten years.
The Marine Conservation Society is holding its annual Beach Clean event from Friday 17th to Sunday 26th September 2021 and is calling for volunteers from across the country to take part. The UK’s beaches and seas are home to a huge variety of wildlife, but many are put at risk by the amount of pollution […]
Great news for red panda fans! West Midland Safari Park has launched a brand-new red panda exhibit and luxury cottage stays which are now open to the public.
Sanctuary, a Worcester-based housing and care provider, has pledged to help local wildlife by installing hedgehog-sized holes in the garden fences of all its new homes. The ‘Hedgehog Highways’ will link gardens with neighbouring plots and other green spaces, allowing hedgehogs and other small wildlife to roam freely.
Exbury Gardens in the New Forest has been designated a Dragonfly Hotspot by the British Dragonfly Society thanks to its new Dragonfly Pond learning zone, which has been officially opened by naturalist and broadcaster Nick Baker.
SEA LIFE London has welcomed the only Gentoo penguin chicks to be born in England this year following a successful nesting season for the Southbank-based aquarium. The fluffy pair – who weighed just 105g and 98g (about the weight of an orange) when hatched – are currently being cared for by penguin parents Ripley and Elton and […]
The 1,000th hazel dormouse has been released into the wild as part of a reintroduction programme to help boost numbers of the native mammal within the UK. Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Natural England and the University of Cumbria have been working together to help save the endangered species from extinction. They […]
An extremely rare antelope calf has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. The one-month-old scimitar-horned oryx, named Freya, is thriving say keepers and enjoys running around the large paddock she shares with her parents Christina and Tenzi, and white rhinos, Grevy’s zebra and ostrich. “The calves will hide for the first few days, which is […]
A brand new documentary series, Planet Defenders, follows six young filmmakers as they go on a mission to discover more about the threats faced by endangered wildlife and what can be done to protect them. Made for CBBC by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, each film features a specific animal story or wildlife issue that […]
A major step has been taken toward saving the Scottish wildcat from the brink of extinction as the first cat is introduced to a conservation ‘breeding for release centre’ at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Nell, a young female, arrived from Alladale Wilderness Reserve earlier this month as part of the Saving Wildcats project which aims […]
A rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo with video footage capturing the incredible moment the new calf entered the world. Born to mum Orla at 3am on 3rd March, CCTV images clearly show the young male landing onto soft straw as he makes a journey of two metres to the ground. Already […]
Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign launched by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. To mark the occasion Hedgehog Street is asking members of the public to do 10 things to help hedgehogs in 2021.
This adorable little mouse deer is a rare Javan Chevrotain – one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world – and Marwell Zoo’s newest arrival! Weighing in at just 370 grams when born, the tiny youngster is doing well, keepers report, although interactions are minimal due to the sensitivity of the species. Tim Rowlands, Marwell […]
Love is in the air at Highland Wildlife Park for endangered Amur tigers, Botzman and Dominika, after they were caught bonding together on camera for the first time recently. Staff at the wildlife charity began carefully introducing the pair in November, following Botman’s arrival from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in October, and encouraged by how well the new couple were getting on, decided to let them meet […]
If your kids are mad about animals and conservation, they will LOVE the new Planet Buddies accessories range! Based on a variety of colourful characters – each representing endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species of animals from around the world – the Planet Buddies collection features a family of headphones, wireless speakers and tablet cushions. Planet Buddies […]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the birth of two critically endangered wildcat kittens at Edinburgh Zoo. Born to mum Caol Ila and dad Talisker in September, the boy and girl are both doing well and staff at the wildlife conservation charity will be asking for the public’s help to name the new kittens in the […]