Yorkshire Wildlife Park has announced the birth of three endangered giant otters, and the playful threesome are sure to become visitor favourites when they venture out into their reserve in a few weeks’ time. Parents Alexandra and Orimar, who were introduced to each other on their arrival in 2019 and have been inseparable since, are […]
In 2018, Malton in Ryedale was named the UK’s most dog-friendly town by the Dog Friendly Awards, in association with the Kennel Club, but the gold-star welcome for four-legged friends is matched across Ryedale, most especially in the market town of Helmsley and across the vast Castle Howard estate at the heart of the region. […]
Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside has welcomed 27 hand-built brick animals for the summer, which include a seven-foot tall Bengal tiger called Bryn, perfect for celebrating International Cat day today. Bryn took a team of three builders over 390 hours to create, using more than 81,000 bricks. Over the last 100 years, hunting and forest destruction have […]
This summer, take on the Ultimate Animal Challenge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire and go head-to-head with your friends and family to find out who’s the real leader of the pack! Until 4th September, follow the Ultimate Animal Challenge trail around the zoo, testing your skills against the best of the best in a number of […]
The world’s leading conservation zoo, ZSL London Zoo, is celebrating its big cats and their biggest supporters on World Lion Day on 10th August by releasing a series of stunning images taken of the zoo’s two Asiatic Lions. The images – captured by renowned wildlife photographer, Matthew Maran – show never-before-seen views of the zoo’s two […]
Africa Alive Zoological Reserve in Suffolk, owned by the conservation charity Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Somali Wild Ass born to mother Calula and father Sahib on 30th June 2022. Often mistaken for ‘a striped legged donkey’, these animals are one of the rarest equine species […]
Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire has announced that its breeding pair of Binturongs, Dobby and Himala, have produced their first set of twins. Their cubs are the first Binturong twins to be born at the site.
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has announced the arrival of a sibling pair of vulnerable Clouded Leopards, Taevey and Kanya (both females). The duo have taken up their new home after moving from Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates there are only 3,700 to 5,580 Clouded Leopards […]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore, has welcomed the arrival of at least two snow leopard cubs. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity confirmed the birth on Saturday 28th May 2022 when high-pitched sounds were heard in the cubbing den and two tiny cub were spotted by keepers. Although […]
Six baby Barbary macaques have arrived at Trentham Monkey Forest and have been welcomed into the world by the other members of the troop.
It’s World Environment Day today and to celebrate we bring you news of the falcons and hawks at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. The castle, home of the Earls of Sutherland, is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the falconry displays are highly praised by both locals and visitors, taking place […]
One of the world’s most endangered primates has been born at Chester Zoo. The rare baby cotton-top tamarin monkey arrived to first time parents Treat (3) and Leo (5), measuring just 10cm from head to tail and weighing a mere 40g.
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The trees may be bare and the skies a little grey, but there’s still plenty to see and do at this time of year. To inspire you to wrap up warm and get out there and make the most of nature, the RSPB has put together a guide to winter walks and hotspots to visit during […]
Witches and wizards, creatures of the night and gruesome creepy-crawlies; read our pick of the best places to visit to keep your little horrors entertained this Halloween and half-term holiday! Please note: all venues covered in this guide require tickets to be booked in advance – see individual websites for further details. Join West Midland Safari Park […]
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 […]
We chose a beautiful sunny day in August to take the kids to Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent and enjoyed a great day out visiting some rare and endangered animals from around the world. Our tickets, booked in advance as required, allow visitors to choose half-hour arrival slots to ensure social distancing is maintained from […]
Looking for wildlife inspired days out with the kids next week? We’ve selected some great places to visit for unusual experiences this holiday. Children visiting ZSL London Zoo are in for a treat this half-term holiday as they get the chance to go behind the scenes and find out what it takes to be a zoo vet for […]
This Saturday 18th January is Winnie-the-Pooh Day and to celebrate their most famous resident ZSL London Zoo is offering free entry to all kids who bring their own bear along* First published in October 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a Canadian black bear called Winnie, who was much loved by author A. A. Milne’s son […]
If you’re looking for ideas for fun days out with the kids this Easter, why not try one of these family-friendly attractions, selected for you by Discover Animals; Green Dragon Eco Farm Visitors to Green Dragon’s ‘Spring Babies’ event can expect to see lots of new arrivals over the Easter holidays, including Oxford sandy & black […]
We visited Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex on a beautiful, sunny half-term day, which made for a perfect family outing. My eight-year-old daughter had been very excited at the idea of seeing lots of animals, especially the cotton-top tamarins and their new babies, who were easy to spot clinging to their mothers’ back. A handy animal spotter […]