Discover Animals’ new roving reporter, Geoff Moore, presents the first of some fabulous films on wildlife attractions around the country with a visit to Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset.
Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset is the only managed colony of swans in the world where you can enjoy walking through hundreds of nesting and free-flying Mute Swans. The 600-year-old swannery was established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury in the 11th century. The monks farmed the swans to produce food for their lavish […]
The Wildlife Trusts have announced that 2021 will be a record year for beaver releases. Plans developed by the Wildlife Trusts of Dorset, Derbyshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Nottinghamshire and Montgomeryshire will see new beaver families moving into these counties for the first time.
Red Squirrel Awareness Week (21st to 27th September 2020) is held every year to highlight the plight of one of our most iconic British mammals. Once a common sight throughout the UK, the red squirrel population has rapidly declined since the 1950s, with the loss of woodland habitat a contributing factor. With fewer than 40,000 remaining […]
The UK’s rarest lizard population has been given a helping hand after a huge forest fire in Dorset this summer devastated one of the country’s remaining habitats. Conservation charity Marwell Wildlife teamed up with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Forestry England to release over 200 young sand lizards back into the wild at Puddletown Forest […]
Monday the 19th of August is International Orang-utan Day and Monkey World in Dorset is celebrating with a day dedicated to our orange cousins. Visitors can learn all about these amazing creatures and their plight in the wild while meeting the 15 orangutans that live at Monkey World. The Ape Rescue Centre is home to […]
GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]
2018 has been a bumper year for Monkey World with the arrival of 12 new primates to the rescue centre in Dorset. The park celebrated the birth of two extremely rare woolly monkey babies and, most recently, a slow loris infant named Bob, who was born as part of the European Breeding Programme for this protected species. […]
Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, 30 years on the site is now a sanctuary for primates from all over the world including the […]
Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset provides sanctuary for over 250 rescued and endangered primates of more than 20 different species from around the world. Daily keeper talks provide a captivating insight into life at the park with guided tours available to pre-book. The park relies upon visitor entry fees and donations in order to […]
Benny & Nia, a pair of young white-throated guenons, arrived at Monkey World in Dorset this week after being rescued from Lebanon. The incredibly rare monkeys were confiscated by Lebanese authorities at Beiruit airport after being smuggled from Accra, Ghana. White-throated guenons are a species vulnerable to extinction and native only to small regions of […]