All posts tagged: endangered

Red List for British mammals most at risk

Red Squirrel by Austin Thomas The first official Red List for British Mammals has been created highlighting the national species at risk of extinction if urgent action is not taken. Produced by the Mammal Society for Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage, the Red List shows that of the 47 mammals native […]

Plans to restore native wildcats gathers pace

The Wildwood Trust has formed a partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) with the aim of reintroducing native wildcats to Britain. The European wildcat disappeared from England and Wales a century ago – they were considered vermin – and the species is now one of the rarest and most endangered […]

Rare wild horse born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The arrival of an endangered Przewalski’s wild horse foal has been greeted with much excitement by keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo who shared the first images of the youngster this week. Born to mum Charlotte behind closed gates on 13th April, during the nationwide lockdown, the female foal is doing well and often seen racing around […]

Whipsnade to open rare freshwater fish aquarium

The UK’s first aquarium dedicated to conserving the world’s most endangered freshwater fish is due to open at ZSL Whipsnade this summer. Visitors will be able to explore ten of the planet’s most extreme and fascinating aquatic habitats, as they come face-to-face with some of the rarest and most unique fish species in existence. The […]

Funding enables giant otter conservation programme

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation launched a vital campaign this week to save endangered giant otters after receiving a £10,000 grant. The Foundation, a leading force in global animal conservation, will visit one of the few strongholds of giant otters in Cantao state park within Brazil’s rainforest where they will collect information about the native species, currently […]

Poison frog world first for Paignton

Staff at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon have successfully bred an endangered Peruvian frog, making them the first zoo in the world to do so. Also known as the Summers’ poison frog, this particular frog was only named in 2008 when it was separated from the red headed poison frog and identified as a […]

Endangered Species Weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in the Midlands will be putting its rarest animals in the spotlight from Friday as part of Endangered Species Weekend, which runs worldwide from 19-21 May. Over the course of the three days, the zoo’s Education Rangers will give a number of talks about the importance of protecting endangered species and animals under […]

Rare painted dogs arrive at Whipsnade

ZSL Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, will welcome a pack of endangered African hunting dogs to the zoo this Easter. The rare wild dog species, also known as painted dogs, will relocate from London Zoo to a huge new exhibit that has been built especially y for them. The pack of five females – sisters named Malindi, BeeBee, […]

Zoo club at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is giving animal lovers aged between 8 and 15 years the exclusive opportunity to join Drayton Manor Park’s Zoo Club for the 2017 season. It’s a very exciting time at the zoo, as the 100+ species already in residence are soon to be joined by lots of new and exciting […]

Paignton Zoo welcome pygmy slow loris twins

Twin pygmy slow loris, born at Paignton Zoo, Devon in February, have become much easier for visitors to spot this month as they venture out and about with parents and experienced breeding pair Charlie and Edna. Weighing in at just 25/30 grams when born, the tiny youngsters join a larger than average collection of pygmy slow loris […]

Double red panda delight

A rare set of red panda twins has been born at Longleat. It’s only the second time the species, which is endangered in the wild, has bred successfully at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. Twin red panda births are extremely rare and keepers are delighted with the pair’s progress. The new arrivals are doubly welcome as their parents […]