All posts tagged: species

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 […]

Wildlife conservation charity release Xmas gift guide

UK conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas catalogue, with all proceeds from the gift range going directly to help wildlife in need. With something to suit every budget, PTES Christmas gifts include everything from wooden animal key rings and beautifully designed cushions and tea towels, to wildlife guides and original […]

New frog species discovered on Vietnam’s highest mountain

Conservationists at international wildlife charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have been celebrating the discovery of two new frog species who were found on Vietnam’s highest mountain. Discovered 3,143 meters above sea level,  the new frog species have been named by conservationists as the Mount Fansipan horned frog (Megophrys fansipanesis) and the Hoang Lien horned frog (Megophrys hoangliensis)  […]

Take a UK safari to discover native wildlife

Holiday rental provider Snaptrip.com is encouraging people to take a UK safari this summer after it was revealed that 82% of the nation has a clear lack of knowledge when it comes to native wildlife and where to spot it. With the help of the Marine Conservation Society, Snaptrip has created a beautifully hand-drawn illustrated map […]

Poison frog world first for Paignton

Staff at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon have successfully bred an endangered Peruvian frog, making them the first zoo in the world to do so. Also known as the Summers’ poison frog, this particular frog was only named in 2008 when it was separated from the red headed poison frog and identified as a […]

Join The Great British Bee Count

TV presenters Michaela Strachan and Ellie Harrison are urging people to take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count, which begins this week and runs until Friday 30 June. Now in its fourth year, The Bee Count is being backed by some of the nation’s leading bee experts, who are calling on […]

Endangered Species Weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in the Midlands will be putting its rarest animals in the spotlight from Friday as part of Endangered Species Weekend, which runs worldwide from 19-21 May. Over the course of the three days, the zoo’s Education Rangers will give a number of talks about the importance of protecting endangered species and animals under […]

Zoo club at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is giving animal lovers aged between 8 and 15 years the exclusive opportunity to join Drayton Manor Park’s Zoo Club for the 2017 season. It’s a very exciting time at the zoo, as the 100+ species already in residence are soon to be joined by lots of new and exciting […]

Paignton Zoo welcome pygmy slow loris twins

Twin pygmy slow loris, born at Paignton Zoo, Devon in February, have become much easier for visitors to spot this month as they venture out and about with parents and experienced breeding pair Charlie and Edna. Weighing in at just 25/30 grams when born, the tiny youngsters join a larger than average collection of pygmy slow loris […]