All posts tagged: elephant

Gift ideas inspired by the natural world

Indulge in a spot of retail therapy this summer with a visit to the Natural History Museum online shop where you’ll find lots of great gift ideas for nature-lovers of all ages. From beautiful accessories and brilliant kids’ toys to stunning wall prints and fabulous t-shirts and bags, choose your favourite museum pieces from a […]

Safari short breaks in the heart of England

West Midland Safari Park has started work on the first phase of a brand-new development,  due to open this summer, offering guests the opportunity to stay overnight within its cheetah and African elephant reserves.  A first for the UK, eight luxury ‘Safari Lodges’ will be integrated into newly-updated animal habitats, designed to give guests an […]

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth

BBC2’s Animal Babies: First Year on Earth is a fascinating new three-part wildlife series following the first difficult and dangerous year of six animal infants as they overcome daily threats to survive. In episode one, we learn how the first three months are critical as our animal babies rapidly get to grips with their new […]

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 […]

Go on a LEGO brick safari at Whipsnade

Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will come face to face with a collection of huge, animal LEGO brick creations this Easter. The Great Brick Safari opens to the public on Saturday 6th April and features some unbelievably realistic LEGO brick beasts including a silverback gorilla, hyena, meerkats, penguins and a lion with two playful cubs. […]

Summer events to raise awareness at West Midland

West Midland Safari Park is looking forward to launching its annual Summer Nights event at the end of July.  This year the focus will be on fundraising for some of the world’s most vulnerable and endangered species. For five weeks, the park will be raising awareness for different animals, including bumblebees, Sumatran tigers, penguins, Grévy’s zebras […]

Celebrating World Elephant Day at Twycross Zoo

World Elephant Day is an international event held on 12th August each year dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. It is estimated that there are less than 40,000 Asian elephants and 400,000 African elephants left in the wild.  World Elephant Day aims to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures through education and […]

Wellcome Collection sees in New Year with ‘Making Nature’ exhibition

The question of how humans relate to other animals has captivated philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, ethicists and artists for centuries. ‘Making Nature’ at London’s Wellcome Collection is running until 21st May and brings together over 100 objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography to examine what we think, feel and value about other species and the […]

Mammoth project takes shape at Blackpool Zoo

A multi-million pound project is taking shape at Blackpool Zoo at the end of what has been another record-breaking year. The scheme, dubbed Project Elephant, is the zoo’s most ambitious and biggest ever single investment and the building, which is one of the UK’s largest indoor elephant facilities, is almost complete. Work on the three-acre […]

Beatrix Potter characters unwrapped at Longleat

Giant illuminated versions of Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin are among thousands of Chinese lanterns being unwrapped at Longleat in Wiltshire in preparation for its Festival of Light event, which runs from 11th November to 2nd January. The much-loved children’s characters will feature in a series of scenes recreating famous episodes from Beatrix Potter’s […]