An extremely rare antelope calf has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. The one-month-old scimitar-horned oryx, named Freya, is thriving say keepers and enjoys running around the large paddock she shares with her parents Christina and Tenzi, and white rhinos, Grevy’s zebra and ostrich. “The calves will hide for the first few days, which is […]
Marwell Zoo has announced the birth of an ‘extinct-in-the-wild’ scimitar-horned oryx calf. The female, born on 27th October, has been named Belle by keepers and is the third calf born at Marwell this year. One of the most threatened antelopes in the world, the once abundant scimitar-horned oryx only exists today because it has been […]
Sarah Jeffery from the Discover Animals team recently spent a day exploring Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire with her daughter Caitlin. It had been a few years since the pair last visited, so they were excited to see what was new. ‘Marvellous Monsters’ is a new outdoor exhibition for 2017 and features 20 larger-than-life animatronic […]
The zoo near Winchester opened in 1972, with conservation very much at its heart. It is set within the environs of Marwell Hall, which was built in the early 14th century (around 1320) by Walter Woodlock, a relative of the Bishop of Winchester and subsequently owned by the Seymour family.
Now extinct in the world, they are bred in captivity in reserves in Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal. Distinguished for their spiral-horned antelopes, white coat, red-brown chest and black markings.
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.