We chose a beautiful sunny day in August to take the kids to Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent and enjoyed a great day out visiting some rare and endangered animals from around the world. Our tickets, booked in advance as required, allow visitors to choose half-hour arrival slots to ensure social distancing is maintained from […]
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, […]
An adorable red panda kit has been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo. The young male, who arrived in July, received his first health check with head vet Simon Girling and keeper Leanne Deacon and will soon start to explore outside after spending his first few months in the den. The […]
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a male red panda from Gaia Zoo in the Netherlands last month as part of a European breeding programme for the endangered species. The three-year-old, named Peter, has now joined the Zoo’s resident female red panda, Mei Mei, in a new enclosure specially designed by keepers and landscape teams to […]
A pair of red panda cubs made their first public appearance at Belfast Zoo recently. Although the twins were born in June, red panda cubs are born blind and develop quite slowly, so the twins spent the first few months inside their den. Over the last few weeks, however, the pair have become more adventurous […]
Longleat welcomed twin red panda cubs two weeks ago and mum Rufina has already been spotted taking one of her tiny new arrivals outside for the first time. Rufina and dad Ajendra are important members of a European breeding programme for the species, which is officially recognised as endangered in the wild. The pair have raised […]
December 27th was a special day at Bristol Zoo Gardens this year as red panda Lady Hilary celebrated her 10th birthday. Like all red pandas, Lady Hilary loves the cold and especially the snow. Red pandas are adapted for cold weather with fur on the soles of their feet, which helps them to keep warm […]
International Red Panda Day is celebrated on Saturday 16th September this year and to mark the occasion Drayton Manor Park Zoo in Staffordshire will be hosting a special event. Visit the zoo this weekend and learn all about red pandas while raising money for The Red Panda Network, a charity whose fundraising efforts work towards the […]
Longleat in Wiltshire have welcomed the birth of an endangered red panda cub – the fourth new arrival for the park in the last three years. The male cub has been named Turner and is particularly welcome as parents Rufina and Ajendra play a very important role in captive breeding programmes for red pandas worldwide. […]
Kent’s award-winning wild animal parks, Howletts and Port Lympne, have launched their #WildWinter campaign, revealing some unexpected facts about how their wild animals adapt when the temperature drops. #WildWinter highlights the differences that visitors can expect to see as animals change their coats, pile on some extra insulation and use some cunning tactics to stay […]
A rare set of red panda twins has been born at Longleat. It’s only the second time the species, which is endangered in the wild, has bred successfully at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. Twin red panda births are extremely rare and keepers are delighted with the pair’s progress. The new arrivals are doubly welcome as their parents […]
Meet Ralph and Rufus – two adorable rare Red Panda twins born at Cotswold Wildlife Park. After three months secluded in their nest box, Ralph and Rufus have finally emerged from their den, making their public debut at the Park. Like the Giant Panda (their distant relative), female Red Pandas are fertile for just one […]
The National Zoological Society of Wales runs the Welsh Mountain Zoo – the National Zoo of Wales in Conwy, North Wales. Amongst the society’s successful research projects has been an investigation into the possibility of the captive breeding and release of red squirrels as an aid to the species’ survival in the British Isles.
At the Highland Wildlife Park visitors can discover animals native to Scotland as well as endangered species from the world’s mountains and tundra in a spectacular setting. Based in the Cairngorms National Park, the park is home over 200 animals from red pandas to grey wolves and the UK’s only polar bear.
First opened nearly 180 years ago, Bristol Zoo Gardens is first and foremost a conservation charity, protecting species both in the UK and across the globe. It allows visitors to learn more about animals in the wild – especially endangered ones.
Native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China, it is a small arboreal mammal classified as vulnerable with an estimated population of less than 10,000.
Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire was the brainchild of John Heyworth, who in 1969, transformed the overgrown Bradwell Grove Estate into a wildlife park, which has seen over 12 million visitors since it officially opened in 1970.