All posts tagged: rare

Tiny arrival big news for Marwell

This adorable little mouse deer is a rare Javan Chevrotain – one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world – and Marwell Zoo’s newest arrival! Weighing in at just 370 grams when born, the tiny youngster is doing well, keepers report, although interactions are minimal due to the sensitivity of the species. Tim Rowlands, Marwell […]

Rare wildcat kitten born at Chester Zoo

A rare Scottish wildcat kitten has been born at Chester Zoo and cameras have captured the first footage . The female kitten is part of a breeding programme to save Britain’s rarest mammal and conservationists have welcomed the new arrival as “another lifeline for the species.” As few as 100 wildcats – also known as the ‘Highland […]

Incredibly rare monkeys rescued from Lebanon

Benny & Nia, a pair of young white-throated guenons, arrived at Monkey World in Dorset this week after being rescued from Lebanon. The incredibly rare monkeys were confiscated by Lebanese authorities at Beiruit airport after being smuggled from Accra, Ghana. White-throated guenons are a species vulnerable to extinction and native only to small regions of […]

Plans to save UK’s rarest butterfly

The National Trust is embarking on ambitious plans to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture in a bid to save the UK’s rarest and most endangered butterfly, The High Brown Fritillary. The last 50 years has seen a rapid decline in High Brown numbers, with changes in their natural habitat and pressures […]

Longleat in bid to save rare spider

Longleat in Wiltshire has joined an international rescue programme to try and save one of the world’s rarest spiders. The critically endangered species of wolf spider lives within a small valley on the uninhabited Desertas Grande island, part of an archipelago off the south east coast of Madeira. It is estimated that only around 4,000 […]