All posts tagged: reptile

Boost for UK’s rarest lizard

The UK’s rarest lizard population has been given a helping hand after a huge forest fire in Dorset this summer devastated one of the country’s remaining habitats. Conservation charity Marwell Wildlife teamed up with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Forestry England to release over 200 young sand lizards back into the wild at Puddletown Forest […]

Paignton Zoo welcome blue lizards

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon has welcomed four blue tree monitor lizards to its reptile collection. One of only three zoo’s in the UK with the species, Paignton’s blue tree monitors are a first for the charity zoo. With long, slender claws, snaking tail and unnatural colouring, the blue tree monitor is as strange […]

Stratford welcome magnificent Mexican kingsnake

Stratford Butterfly Farm in Warwickshire has welcomed a magnificent Mexican black kingsnake to their collection. The new arrival can now be visited at the farm’s Minibeast Metropolis display. Native to Mexico and found in rocky areas with lush vegetation, the snakes are opportunist hunters, burrowing into the ground and striking out at most creatures that pass […]

October half term fun at Stratford Butterfly Farm

There is plenty for visitors of all ages to discover during October half term at the newly refurbished Stratford Butterfly Farm.  Along with the recent improvements, visitors to the farm can now see around 30 Maya sculptures and artefacts, which originate from an ancient rainforest civilisation in Belize. In the Discovery Zone, visitors can see some […]