All posts tagged: Northumberland

Pipistrelle bat colony largest in the UK

The largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats in the UK has been recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. Sixty-one pipistrelle bats were found in stone crevices and in the arches of a balcony at the hall earlier this year, revealing previously unknown information about the bats’ hibernation habits. Ecologists had believed that the pipistrelle prefers […]

Plans to reintroduce lynx to UK could now go ahead

Lynx UK Trust and Wildwood Trust are working together on ambitious plans to reintroduce six Eurasian lynx to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland for a five-year trial period. An application is currently awaiting approval from the environment secretary, Michael Gove, and Natural England, although the trial is considered a near certainty after landowners who control the 20 adjoining […]

Cheeky new arrivals for Kirkley Hall Zoo

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens near Newcastle in Northumberland recently welcomed a number of new arrivals to its collection. Three cheeky squirrel monkeys moved to Kirkley from Budapest Zoo and are settling in well. The brothers make a great addition to the Kirkley family and are fascinating to watch – and are  just as fascinated by you!  […]