All posts tagged: London

Rare penguin chicks hatch at London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London has welcomed the only Gentoo penguin chicks to be born in England this year following a successful nesting season for the Southbank-based aquarium. The fluffy pair – who weighed just 105g and 98g (about the weight of an orange) when hatched – are currently being cared for by penguin parents Ripley and Elton and […]

Fantastic Beasts exhibition opens in London

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]

Natural History Museums set to reopen

The Natural History Museum in London and Hertfordshire will reopen their doors to visitors on Wednesday 5th August following almost five months of closure – the longest period since the second world war. London’s famous South Kensington building, home to one of the most important scientific collections in the world, will initially open Wednesdays to […]

London’s hedgehog hotspots revealed

A recent survey conducted by scientists from ZSL (Zoological Society of London)’s London HogWatch programme and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has revealed a mixed picture for native hedgehogs across the capital. The research, carried out over a two-week period in 2019, involved placing hundreds of cameras in several green spaces across London, from […]

Amazing wildlife photography at London’s Natural History Museum

Professional photographer David Lloyd is the winner of the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. His photograph of a pair of male lions, entitled ‘Bond of Brothers’, saw off competition from more than 45,000 entries. The two adult males, likely brothers, rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. […]

Well-known names to voice ‘Beasts of London’

Beasts of London is a major new experience due to open at The Museum of London in April. The family-friendly event will bring to life the history of animals in the city, told from the unique perspective of the animals themselves. Created in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the animals will be voiced by some well-known names including Brian Blessed, Pam […]

Leading artists support rhino conservation with sculpture trail

International conservation charity Tusk  launched  a  spectacular  art  trail  in  central  London last week  to  celebrate  the  magnificent  rhino  and to raise  vital  funds  for  the endangered  African  species. A selection of 21  specially  painted  and  embellished  rhino  sculptures feature work  from  some  of  the  world’s  leading  contemporary  artists  and  designers  including  Marc  Quinn,  Harland  Miller,  […]

Tiger photo exhibition to raise awareness at Royal Albert Hall

A photography exhibition highlighting the plight of wild tigers will receive its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 18 September. ‘Eye on the Tiger’ will be the largest professional photographic exhibition of its subject ever commissioned and is presented by conservation charity Save Wild Tigers.  Acclaimed photographers from around the world – including the USA, UK, Germany, […]

Adorable baby sloth born at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has welcomed an adorable new arrival – a baby two-toed sloth. Born mid February, after almost a year-long pregnancy, keepers finally spotted the newborn being cradled by mum Marilyn while on their morning rounds. ZSL sloth keeper Steve Goodwin said: “We saw two big brown eyes peering out through mum’s fur and […]

Herd of dinosaurs move in to London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo will become home to a new herd of colossal creatures this this summer as dinosaurs move in for Zoorassic Park. From 22nd July visitors to the Zoo can travel back in time to prehistoric times and come face-to-face with life-size, moving dinosaurs – from the giant but gentle brachiosaurus to the towering […]