All posts tagged: otter

Otter pups make Edinburgh Zoo debut

Four adorable Asian short-clawed otter pups have made their first public appearance at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo. Born on 18 November 2021 to parents Barry and Luna, the quadruplets have just had their first health checks. Vets at the wildlife conservation charity have been able to confirm that the litter are four girls, who will be […]

Cotswold Wildlife Park animals enjoy the snow

Cotswold Wildlife Park turned into an unexpected winter wonderland earlier this week when a blanket of snow fell, covering parts of the UK including Oxfordshire. As temperatures dropped, a dedicated team of keepers worked hard to care for the animals, including the park’s new three-month-old White Rhino calf, Molly, who saw snow for the first […]

New reserves for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

BBC Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week to open two new animal reserves. The development completes summer expansion plans at the Park, where Channel 5’s Big Week at the Zoo is filmed, which Helen also presents. A new Himalayan Pass reserve is now home to Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s newest arrivals – red panda sisters Alice, […]

New otters make perfect pair at Whipsnade

A pair of Asian short-clawed otters have been ‘otterly inseparable’ since being introduced to each other by keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo two weeks ago. Six-year-old Ernie and two-year-old Carol arrived from separate UK collections as part of a breeding programme for the vulnerable species, with keepers hopeful they will produce young soon. Since arriving, two […]

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 […]

Take a UK safari to discover native wildlife

Holiday rental provider Snaptrip.com is encouraging people to take a UK safari this summer after it was revealed that 82% of the nation has a clear lack of knowledge when it comes to native wildlife and where to spot it. With the help of the Marine Conservation Society, Snaptrip has created a beautifully hand-drawn illustrated map […]

Naturetrek releases over 40 new wildlife tours

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek has released its 2017 brochure, packed with unique and innovative trips, treks and cruises expertly guided by leading naturalists. The 2017 programme includes over 40 new tours to the best wildlife locations around the globe.  There’s particular growth in tours closer to home in the UK and Europe, as well as in […]

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre is run by Crawley Borough Council and has a variety of animals including many exotic, rare and endangered species; conservation is at the forefront of the attraction’s ethos. The centre participates in international breeding programmes with a number of animals including bald ibis, Asian short-clawed otters and Utila’s spiny-tailed iguana. It has also been […]