West Midland Safari Park is celebrating the birth of its fourth southern white rhino in five years. Third-time-mum, Ailsa, gave birth to the male rhino calf during the early hours of 24th May, following a pregnancy of 16 months. Under the watchful eye of eleven-year-old mum, the little one was given a brief health check by […]
The newest addition to the rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park is D’ora – the seventh white rhino calf to be born at the park in fifty years and the fourth breeding success for parents Monty and Nancy. The seven-week-old is proving to be a high-spirited addition to the “crash” – the collective noun for a […]
The newest addition to the rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is Stella, who arrived on 7th of September. Stella is the first female calf for parents Monty and Ruby and the third to be born at the Park in its forty-nine-year history. Female rhinos only reproduce every two-and-a-half to five years, so […]
The newest addition to the rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens has been named Belle and she is the fifth white rhino to be born at the collection. However, Belle experienced difficulty when being born, which led to complications with her leg. The animal team at the park had no choice but to remove the […]
Knowsley Safari in Merseyside celebrated the arrival of an endangered white rhino calf last weekend. Following a 16 month pregnancy, the new yet to be named male was born to mother Meru. Weighing in at a whopping 10 stone, the new arrival is Meru’s eighth calf and joins the crash of seven white rhino at […]
West Midland Safari Park will be hosting a range of events during half term week to raise awareness and funds for Save the Rhino International. The park’s own Rhino Week runs from 28 May until 5 June and will promote the plight of these magnificent animals while also highlighting the work the park does to […]
West Midland Safari Park have been celebrating the first birthday of Ekozu, a southern white rhino and the first to be born at the zoo in ten years. His birth last year was highly celebrated by staff and also marked a success for the park’s breeding programme of the species. Southern white rhinos are listed […]
Staff at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating and feeling extremely pleased, after handing over a significant amount of cash to a number of charities they fundraised for in 2016. Over £14,000 was raised by staff and guests onsite, through competitions, donations and VIP experiences. Some funds even came from supporters online, who donated to […]
2016 has been a great year for West Midland Safari Park (WMSP) in Worcestershire, with the success of 12 different species and more than 60 babies. A baby boy white rhino came first, which was great news for the park as the last rhino to be born here was 10 years before. This seemed to […]
Tis the season to be woolly… People love Christmas jumpers, so why not rhinos? Volunteers at Paignton Zoo in Devon have knitted an over-sized pullover for a life-sized rhino sculpture. A team of 13 volunteers started knitting and crocheting in July, in between their usual volunteer duties. Every knitter created at least 6 squares in […]
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is fundraising to save the world’s rarest mammal, the northern white rhino. Only four northern white rhinos remain, 1 male and 3 females, of which all are infertile. Three of the rhinos, including Sudan, the last remaining male, live on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy where visitors can visit them and learn […]
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.
The largest and most numerous species of two-horned African rhinoceros. Has a broad, straight mouth and the widest set nostrils of any land based animal. Is the most social of all rhino species.
Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire has over 80 species of wild animal roaming across 300 acres. The park has a long history of species conservation, and was established by the 13th Duke of Bedford in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, opening in 1970.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm near Bristol was developed in 1998 from a dairy farm by Anthony Bush, who was a tenant dairy farmer. Amongst its many animals are white rhinos, giraffe, tigers and African lions, and primates including Siamang gibbons and ring-tailed lemurs.
Anna’s Welsh Zoo was created when designer Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband Colin bought Manor House Wildlife Park in West Wales in 2008. A faded attraction, it required serious investment to improve the conditions for the animals and the park has since been transformed into a modern zoo set in 52 acres of Pembrokeshire parkland.
Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside is situated around Knowsley Hall on the ancestral estate of the Earl of Derby. Edward Stanley, the 18th Earl opened the park to the public in 1971 and it now offers over 700 animals from peacocks to elephants and white rhino.
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.
Opened in 1970 and still in the family, Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirling in Scotland was created by Sir John Muir and Jimmy Chipperfield and built on Sir John Muir’s estate.