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 […]
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo welcomed an endangered female Malaysian tapir calf last week. The new arrival, born Monday 18 September to mother Sayang and father Mowgli, has been named Maya and is still finding her tiny feet. Native to the rainforests of Burma, Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand, the Malaysian tapir is currently listed as an endangered […]
From the tallest to the smallest and the funniest to the most ferocious, Blackpool Zoo are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with its residents this Easter. You could find yourself hand feeding majestic giraffes from a specially adapted tower, flying beautiful barn owls or even meeting comical sea lions. Each unforgettable […]
Baby Baku, the two-month old endangered tapir calf born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, is growing up big and strong – not to mention full of adventure – judging by a recent video. Already doubled in size, keepers have filmed the calf in a boisterous mood trying to persuade his dad Mowgli to have some fun. […]
Set in more than 80-acres, Twycross Zoo have around 500 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve. Twycross Zoo was founded in 1963 and is now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the […]
A large mammal, similar shape to a pig with a short prehensile snout. It is classified as an endangered species and inhabits jungles and forests in South America, Central America and Southeast Asia.
In Kent, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is popular with visitors, and is run by the Aspinall Foundation along with Howletts Wild Animal Park. John Aspinall purchased Port Lympne in 1973 to support his growing animal collection, with it opening to the public in 1976.
John Aspinall purchased Howletts in 1957 to support his growing animal collection, with Howletts opening to the public in 1975. Aspinall ultimately believed that animals belonged in the wild and endeavoured to return them to safe areas where possible.
Curraghs Wildlife Park on the Isle of Man was opened in 1965 and has over 50 acres; 26 acres with large open walk-through enclosures, some smaller constructed enclosures, play areas, a cafe and a shop. The rest of the park is a nature reserve with a wooden walkway.
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.