All posts tagged: endangered species

Get involved in Earth Day today!

Today is Earth Day, which takes place every year on 22nd April, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day now engages more than 1 billion people every year around the protection of the planet as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local […]

Tiny polar bear birth announced

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.

Giraffe calf born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed a six-foot-tall giraffe calf to the world last week on what staff are calling a ‘day of hope’. The female calf, born to mum Luna following a 15-month gestation period, arrived during the early hours of Tuesday 8th December – the same day the first COVID-19 vaccine was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan. In recognition of the […]

Where to see red squirrels in England

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 […]

Edinburgh Zoo’s Asiatic lion cubs named

Three Asiatic lion cubs born in August at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo have been named following a public vote. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity drew up a shortlist of names, inspired by the Gir forest in western India where the endangered species are found, before voters picked their favourites. Now […]