With extreme heat warnings and wildfires dominating the news in recent weeks, it’s easy to forget that local wildlife – from hedgehogs and hares to bats and badgers – may also be struggling with this summer’s harsh conditions. But the impact of the changing climate on wildlife numbers is barely known. So, this August, wildlife […]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park has announced the birth of three endangered giant otters, and the playful threesome are sure to become visitor favourites when they venture out into their reserve in a few weeks’ time. Parents Alexandra and Orimar, who were introduced to each other on their arrival in 2019 and have been inseparable since, are […]
A manual for living alongside elephants in Nepal has been published by ZSL’s Nepal Elephant Project on World Elephant Day today and will begin distribution to villages and local communities throughout the lowlands of Nepal in early September. The manual, entitled “Promoting coexistence to save the lives and wellbeing of Asian elephants and communities in lowland […]
Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside has welcomed 27 hand-built brick animals for the summer, which include a seven-foot tall Bengal tiger called Bryn, perfect for celebrating International Cat day today. Bryn took a team of three builders over 390 hours to create, using more than 81,000 bricks. Over the last 100 years, hunting and forest destruction have […]
This summer, take on the Ultimate Animal Challenge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire and go head-to-head with your friends and family to find out who’s the real leader of the pack! Until 4th September, follow the Ultimate Animal Challenge trail around the zoo, testing your skills against the best of the best in a number of […]
The world’s leading conservation zoo, ZSL London Zoo, is celebrating its big cats and their biggest supporters on World Lion Day on 10th August by releasing a series of stunning images taken of the zoo’s two Asiatic Lions. The images – captured by renowned wildlife photographer, Matthew Maran – show never-before-seen views of the zoo’s two […]
Africa Alive Zoological Reserve in Suffolk, owned by the conservation charity Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Somali Wild Ass born to mother Calula and father Sahib on 30th June 2022. Often mistaken for ‘a striped legged donkey’, these animals are one of the rarest equine species […]
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore climbs the 332 steps of the Salisbury Cathedral tower to meet a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons and their four chicks. Records appear to indicate the presence of these birds of prey at the cathedral since the mid 1800s. The last time the peregrines bred here was in 1952 until they returned […]
ZSL London Zoo will open a landmark new exhibit this summer, as its iconic former Snowdon Aviary becomes a soaring new walk-through home for the zoo’s troop of black and white colobus monkeys – and the centre-piece of its new Monkey Valley attraction. One of the zoo‘s most recognisable buildings, the Grade II* listed Snowdon […]
Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has launched this year’s Big Butterfly Count with a warning that time is running out to help save species. The organisation revealed in May that half of Britain’s remaining butterfly species are now on the Red List and threatened or near threatened with extinction. Last year’s Big Butterfly Count saw the […]
REVIEW In Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks: and Other Incredible Creature Features, authors Alex Morss and Sean Taylor have created a fascinating collection of unusual creatures with amazing characteristics, celebrating the diversity of life on earth. From puzzling toes to weird ears, and all the other body parts in between, the book includes fantastic illustrations and […]
A pioneering conservation project reached an historic milestone yesterday as European bison were released into an ancient woodland in Kent to help tackle the climate crisis, as the UK bakes in record-breaking temperatures. This is the first time bison have roamed in the UK for thousands of years. The historic event occurs two years into […]
In this film, Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore visits the RSPB’s Arne Nature Reserve on the edge of Poole Harbour to find out more about the project to relocate ospreys here from Scotland.
Our latest Book on the Bird Table is Being in Nature by James Farrell. Passionate about his subject matter, the author offers readers 20 mindful practices, all of which unleash the benefits of the great outdoors.
A new series of the show One Zoo Three is back on our screens on CBBC and BBC iPlayer. Based at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire and its sister site The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, the show is fun and educational.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, and travel plans well underway, why not choose from our pick of animal and nature-themed products to keep you amused during the balmy days ahead.
Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first footage of a triply exciting arrival – three Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, born on Monday 27th June.
In this film, Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore revisits the Seychelles to talk to Nasreen Khan of the Island Conservation Society, who discusses the new giant tortoise sanctuary project at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa on Silhouette Island. The sanctuary is over 600 square metres in size and is surrounded by Indian Almond Trees […]
Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire has announced that its breeding pair of Binturongs, Dobby and Himala, have produced their first set of twins. Their cubs are the first Binturong twins to be born at the site.
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has announced the arrival of a sibling pair of vulnerable Clouded Leopards, Taevey and Kanya (both females). The duo have taken up their new home after moving from Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates there are only 3,700 to 5,580 Clouded Leopards […]
The South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) has developed a range of new educational materials about the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands.
Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore stays at The Manse on the Croick Estate in Sutherland, Scotland to discover the wonderful wildlife that can be seen.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore, has welcomed the arrival of at least two snow leopard cubs. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity confirmed the birth on Saturday 28th May 2022 when high-pitched sounds were heard in the cubbing den and two tiny cub were spotted by keepers. Although […]
Bird care experts Vine House Farm have created a series of Educational Bird Cards to help children learn about the birds around them.
An updated version of Galapagos Crusoes: A Year Alone with the Birds is out now. Written by late ornithologist Bryan Nelson, it features added memories from June Nelson, his wife.
Three young cheetah brothers have sprinted into a new home at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as part of the European Endangered Species Programme. Two-year-old brothers Freddie, Robyn and Billy were flown to the attraction in Bedfordshire from Fota Wildlife Park in Ireland. Visitors will be able to spot the speedy, new additions in the zoo‘s existing […]