The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the arrival of two tiny endangered Northern rockhopper penguin chicks at Edinburgh Zoo. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity are delighted to welcome the first chicks of the breeding season and are hopeful gentoo penguin eggs will begin hatching in the coming weeks.
Spring heralds the beginning of bird breeding season – and along with it, the return to the UK of many thousands of migratory birds. The RSPB explains what to look – and listen – out for, and how we can help them after their epic journeys.
West Midland Safari Park has opened its new luxury lodges, offering overnight stays with views of giraffes and rhinos. Eight two-storey lodges are now ready to welcome guests and are integrated into the white rhino and giraffe habitats, giving a truly unforgettable and immersive experience. The white rhino lodges sleep up to 6 people and are […]
In the next of our films from Fregate, Geoff Moore speaks to Conservation Team Member Jessica Hodge about the fascinating Seychelles Giant Millipede, which is key to the whole eco-system on the island. Another species only found in the Seychelles, the millipede is one of the world’s largest but is currently endangered. Nocturnal in nature, […]
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 […]
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.
In the third of our films from Fregate Island in the Seychelles, we visit Grand Anse beach to see how the island’s conservation team helps turtle hatchlings on their way from the nest to the shore; each turtle can lay up to five nests a season, containing on average 150-180 eggs, but only one out of […]
In the second of our films from Fregate Island in the Seychelles, we meet the Magpie Robin, a native species that was on the brink of extinction, with only 12 left in the world. Conservation efforts have now succeeded in building the population back up, and the island’s Giant Tortoises have created a symbiotic relationship […]
In the first of a series of films on the wildlife of Fregate Island in the Seychelles, and following on from Discover Animals visit to ZSL London Zoo to find out more about the conservation of the world’s rarest beetle, our videographer Geoff Moore travelled to the only place on Earth where they can be found […]
A ground-breaking new android app, developed by experts at the University of Nottingham, could help elephant keepers at facilities around the world to monitor the welfare of their animals, ensuring they lead happy and healthy lives. The team are now appealing to members of the public to help them to fund the ongoing development and […]
If you are looking for a way to get your kids involved with saving the planet through simple prompts, then the new Planet Buddies eco range of home accessories is a great way to do this. The brand is dedicated to raising awareness of endangered animals across the world and aims to share knowledge to inspire […]
Saving Wildcats, a European partnership project led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is offering the chance to sponsor a wildcat for the first time since establishing its breeding centre at Highland Wildlife Park.
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.
Visitors to ZSL London Zoo this half-term will be able to see an adorable baby white-naped mangabey – one of the rarest primates in the world.
Visitors to Marwell Zoo recently got more than they bargained for when a rare zebra gave birth right in front of them. Onlookers were amazed to see the endangered Grevy’s zebra deliver the healthy foal in the zoo’s Wild Explorers paddock, which is located opposite Marwell’s Grade 1 listed hall. Keepers kept a close eye […]
A brand new documentary series, Planet Defenders, follows six young filmmakers as they go on a mission to discover more about the threats faced by endangered wildlife and what can be done to protect them. Made for CBBC by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, each film features a specific animal story or wildlife issue that […]
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a magnificent new arrival this week after an endangered female Amur tiger travelled across Europe to the 140-acre wildlife park. Valentina arrived from Hodonin Zoo, Czech Republic as a companion for the wildlife park’s male tiger Bagai. Keepers hope the two young tigers will get along and produce a family […]
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 […]
A nine-year-old Amur tiger named Botzman has been welcomed by Highland Wildlife Park after moving to Scotland last month from his former home at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Wildlife conservation charity The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland hope the park’s current female Dominika and the new arrival will breed in the future. Amur tigers are endangered […]
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 […]
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo welcomed the first Northern rockhopper penguin chicks of the year when four new arrivals hatched earlier this week. Although currently closed to the public, the tiny chicks can be seen on the Zoo’s live webcams, where it is hoped more will appear over the coming weeks. Dawn Nicoll, senior penguin keeper, said, […]
A brand new tiger territory will open at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire this Easter and is the first in the UK with a pool deep enough for the big cats to be fully submerged. Land of the Tigers has been constructed from the Park’s previous cheetah and lion habitats and will see resident Amur […]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster is home to the only polar bears in England. Last week, 12 year old Rasputin travelled from Antibes in France where he had been living since 2010 to his new home at the Park’s Project Polar reserves. The European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) recommended the move after Rasputin’s mate Flocke gave […]
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 […]
A Grevy’s zebra foal has taken its first steps out in the field at Marwell Zoo, in Hampshire. Born on 26th of September to second-time mum Nafeesa, the new foal will not be named until health checks determine the gender. Marwell is the only zoo in the UK where visitors can see all three species of […]
Four aptly named big-headed turtles have been given a new home at ZSL London Zoo after smugglers tried to illegally import them into Canada labelled as toys. Since arriving late last year, the endangered armour-plated turtles have been cared for by the Zoo’s expert herpetology team. The unusual reptiles, which are native to mountainous regions in […]