All posts tagged: Deer

Tiny arrival big news for Marwell

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 […]

Rare deer fawn born at Edinburgh Zoo

Keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have been celebrating the arrival of one of the rarest mammals in the world – a Visayan spotted deer. Born last month, the little male fawn will join the conservation breeding programme set up to help safeguard this endangered species. Sadly, the Visayan spotted deer is now thought to be […]

Take a UK safari to discover native wildlife

Holiday rental provider Snaptrip.com is encouraging people to take a UK safari this summer after it was revealed that 82% of the nation has a clear lack of knowledge when it comes to native wildlife and where to spot it. With the help of the Marine Conservation Society, Snaptrip has created a beautifully hand-drawn illustrated map […]

Meet the 2016 babies at WMSP

2016 has been a great year for West Midland Safari Park (WMSP) in Worcestershire, with the success of 12 different species and more than 60 babies. A baby boy white rhino came first,  which was great news for the park as the last rhino to be born here was 10 years before. This seemed to […]

Capture wildlife on film with new course

The Jessops Training Academy has introduced its first ever ‘British Wildlife Experience’, a rewarding course designed to provide wildlife and photography enthusiasts with the opportunity to capture animals in their natural environment. “This new photography experience provides an amazing opportunity to encounter a variety of wild and beautiful creatures that are often too difficult to even catch a […]

Reindeer

In the wild, reindeer live between 10 and 20 years, with females outliving the males by up to 10 years. They live in large herds and migrate to breeding grounds where food is more plentiful. They are strong swimmers and readily cross rivers to reach their destination. They have an excellent sense of smell which […]

Fallow Deer

Fallow deer were probably first brought to England by the Romans, but the main introduction was by the Normans in the eleventh century for hunting purposes. It is a docile, herding deer that thrives in parklands, making it ideal for semi-domestication. Increasing in number and slowly in distribution, they are now found throughout much of […]