The Wallaby Walkthrough at Marwell Zoo has been transformed following a £30,000 makeover – much to the delight of the resident red-necked wallabies. The new and improved habitat – twice the size of the original – features a small creek, pool, stream, and pond, plus a natural seating area for guests to relax surrounded by […]
Keepers at Twycross Zoo have announced the spring arrival of two red-necked Wallaby joeys – perfect timing for the Easter holidays. Native to Australia, red-necked wallabies are marsupials, which means that they have a very short gestation (pregnancy) after which the offspring moves to the female’s pouch to continue developing. The ‘joey’ will stay in […]
We share our land with some weird and wonderful wildlife here in the UK, including the wallaby, parakeet and coati, but just how they came to arrive on our shores may come as a surprise to some. The Siberian chipmunk is native to North European Russia and East Asia. Small colonies can now be found […]
Visitors to The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre in Sheffield will now be able to spot a bouncing new addition to the wallaby family. Finally out of mum’s pouch, having spent the first six months of its life inside, a Parma wallaby baby can been seen jumping around the Wilderness Walk-through enclosure. Now […]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, is enjoying an unprecedented baby boom as it celebrates new arrivals for spring. Eland antelopes, painted dogs, wallabies and Bactrian camels have all introduced young, much to the delight of visitors flocking to the park over the Easter holidays. The newest of the generation are Bactrian camel calves Julius and Jeremiah, born […]
Blackpool Zoo has welcomed more than 50 tiny faces to its line up of really wild residents so far in 2016. From critically endangered species on the brink of extinction to the just downright cute, each and every one of them has brought joy to keepers and visitors alike. The largest baby to be born […]
Hertfordshire’s newest wildlife attraction, Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens (VWZG), located in Great Amwell, has welcomed two of the world’s largest marsupials into its collection. The arrival of two male red kangaroo marks the first time this iconic species has been displayed in a modern zoo within the county of Hertfordshire and makes VWZG one of the […]
Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is one of the UK’s newest and most interactive small zoos. Currently set within approximately two acres of Hertfordshire countryside this unique zoo offers visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to get up close to a variety of wild animals. The zoo is home to many animal species including zebras, […]
Award-winning Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, which currently houses over 200 species of animals including ring tailed lemurs, coatis, wallabies and meerkats, has successfully bred six different species since May. The zoo, which was opened in 2011 by BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, is a realistic learning environment for students at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus […]
It is not a distinct genetic group, with many categories such as the agile and the red-necked wallaby. They tend to look similar to kangaroos but smaller in size, and have powerful hind legs & tails.
The 70-acre Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster is the UK’s fastest growing attraction, and is constantly adding new experiences for visitors. For 2014, the first polar bear in England will arrive to live in a 10-acre reserve divided into four sections, featuring landscaped hills, valleys and a main lake with streams, pools and waterfalls.
Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight is the only attraction on the island offering one-on-one Penguin and Meerkat Encounters. Found on the north east coast of the island, on the outskirts of the yachting village of Seaview, it is a hidden gem.
New Forest Wildlife Park in Hampshire is owned by Carol and Roger Heap, who are dedicated to wildlife conservation. The park is home to many native or adoptive species, including Eurasian, Asian short-clawed and North American river otters and the endangered giant otter.