Discover Animals’ Geoff Moore stays at The Manse on the Croick Estate in Sutherland, Scotland to discover the wonderful wildlife that can be seen.
It’s World Environment Day today and to celebrate we bring you news of the falcons and hawks at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. The castle, home of the Earls of Sutherland, is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the falconry displays are highly praised by both locals and visitors, taking place […]
Expert vets and keepers at Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland have announced that the UK’s youngest polar bear cub, born in December 2021, is a boy. Mum Victoria previously gave birth to Hamish, the UK’s first polar bear cub in 25 years, in December 2017. The wildlife conservation charity confirmed the three-month-old cub is male […]
Saving Wildcats, a European partnership project led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is offering the chance to sponsor a wildcat for the first time since establishing its breeding centre at Highland Wildlife Park.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the birth of a tiny polar bear cub at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted when they first heard the distinct high-pitched cub sounds coming from the den but say the coming months are crucial.
A family of beavers has been saved and relocated to a Perthshire family farm in the first such move in Scotland’s history. The beavers, including three kits, were moved to the Argaty Red Kite centre near Doune from prime agricultural land in Tayside.
Visitors to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo will get the chance to see two special new arrivals, as a pair of sloths have been introduced to the South America exhibit.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has revealed that three endangered Amur tiger cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park in May are two girls and a boy. The nine-week-old tiger cubs, who have just received their first health checks by staff at the wildlife conservation charity, are all doing well and will be named in the coming weeks. Although […]
A tiny endangered pygmy hippo calf has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – arriving just in time for the wildlife conservation charity to reopen its gates to visitors.
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland is celebrating the birth of a Mishmi takin calf. Born to mum Chimi and dad Jorge on March 22nd, a name will be chosen for the charming new arrival in the coming weeks. In a tradition started by keepers seven years ago, the male calf will be named after […]
A major step has been taken toward saving the Scottish wildcat from the brink of extinction as the first cat is introduced to a conservation ‘breeding for release centre’ at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Nell, a young female, arrived from Alladale Wilderness Reserve earlier this month as part of the Saving Wildcats project which aims […]
The Wildlife Trusts have announced that 2021 will be a record year for beaver releases. Plans developed by the Wildlife Trusts of Dorset, Derbyshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Nottinghamshire and Montgomeryshire will see new beaver families moving into these counties for the first time.
Love is in the air at Highland Wildlife Park for endangered Amur tigers, Botzman and Dominika, after they were caught bonding together on camera for the first time recently. Staff at the wildlife charity began carefully introducing the pair in November, following Botman’s arrival from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in October, and encouraged by how well the new couple were getting on, decided to let them meet […]
A pair of golden eagles have successfully reared a chick at a rewilding estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years. Regarded by many as Scotland’s national bird, golden eagles had regularly been seen over the 10,000-acre Dundreggan Estate, near Loch Ness. But until now, there had been no sign of […]
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo’s newest arrival has been spotted out and about for the first time since arriving in May. Now visitors will get the chance to meet the adorable L’Hoest’s monkey baby, born to first-time mum Sheli who is very protective of her newborn. The youngster will be named in the coming weeks, once keepers […]
The UK’s only koala joey had her first health check at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo recently. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity have confirmed that the youngster, born in July last year, is a girl and currently weighs 759g. Keepers will now choose an Aboriginal inspired name for the young […]
Aberdeen is one of the best places in Europe to see bottlenose dolphins. To celebrate the local marine wildlife found here RSPB Scotland is hosting its second DolphinFest event from 15th to 19th April 2020. Visitors to the Granite City can learn all about Scotland’s marine wildlife and how to protect it at a number […]
Hamish the polar bear enjoyed the recent snowfall at his Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park home this week. The wildlife conservation charity looks after a number of cold-weather adapted and native animals within 105 hectares at the Cairngorms National Park, including snow leopard, Amur tiger, Japanese macaque, European bison, and Scottish […]
The animals at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park enjoyed some spooky fun this week after keepers left out some Halloween treats from them. The wildlife conservation charity’s inquisitive Arctic foxes, wolverines, snow leopards and lynx enjoyed searching for some of their favourite food, which was hidden inside hollowed-out pumpkins. Watch the […]
Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK’s only giant pandas which keepers recently moved to a new enclosure. The panda pair were relocated to avoid being disturbed by building noise as the former Corstorphine Hospital located next to the Zoo is redeveloped. Male Yang Guang – which translates to ‘sunshine’ in Chinese – and female […]
Edinburgh Zoo will host a world-exclusive this summer with the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean. The display, featuring more than one million LEGO® bricks and over 30 life-sized sculptures, includes a killer whale, a hammerhead shark, and a giant squid, among other marine creatures forming an interactive trail around the Zoo. Lyndy Donaldson, the Zoo’s […]
Keepers at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park have been naming their new Mishimi takin calves after characters from Game of Thrones for the past five years. However, two new arrivals are yet to be named and so a competition has been launched. It is now down to the public to choose their favourites from four names […]
Keepers at Royal Zoological Society’s Edinburgh Zoo had the enviable task of weighing an eight-month-old koala joey last week as part of a routine health check. Little Kalari held a cuddly koala throughout the weigh-in as, like all young joeys, she spends most of her time clinging to mum Alinga, so keepers used a soft […]
This week the Scottish Government made the landmark decision to introduce legal protection for beavers in Scotland from May 1st. The beaver will now join species such as otters, bats and bottlenose dolphins as a European Protected Species in Scotland. The announcement has been welcomed by the two lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial […]
Keepers at Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo welcomed the birth of a rare Malayan tapir recently. Malayan tapirs, also known as the Asian tapirs, are the largest of four tapir species and are native to the rainforests of Burma, Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand. They are increasingly threatened in the wild by habitat loss and […]
A new 30-minute documentary following an experimental ‘human wolf pack’ in the Scottish Highlands has been released by award-winning independent filmmaker Lisa Marley. The film – which is now available to watch online – examines Project Wolf, a study run by charity Trees for Life. Volunteers spent weeks in the Caledonian Forest, mimicking the behaviours […]