All posts tagged: wildlife

Amazing wildlife photography at London’s Natural History Museum

Professional photographer David Lloyd is the winner of the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. His photograph of a pair of male lions, entitled ‘Bond of Brothers’, saw off competition from more than 45,000 entries. The two adult males, likely brothers, rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. […]

Longleat

In 1966, Longleat became the first location outside Africa to open a drive-through Safari. Over 50 years on, Longleat remains one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. Boasting animals, Elizabethan architecture, 900 acres of parkland, and easy access from the A350, A36 and A361 Longleat truly is the perfect choice for a day out. A trip to Longleat affords you the chance to […]

Best animal books for younger readers

The girl who really, really, really loves dinosaurs (Natural History Museum) With its bright colours and simple observations, ‘The girl who really, really loves dinosaurs’ by artist John Hamilton was a hit with my eighteen-month-old, who not only loved spotting the dinosaurs in the book but also the other animals that appear along the way. […]

Ethical clothing label supporting British wildlife launched

In an age of mass manufactured and unethical fashion, how refreshing to see a new environmentally conscious label emerge – especially one that supports wildlife. Tod Boutique recently came to Discover Animals attention, as not only do they produce great looking organic cotton clothing, but £1 from every purchase is donated directly to Wildlife Aid Foundation […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

Arctic foxes arrive at Highland Wildlife Park

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park has welcomed a pair of arctic foxes. The new arrivals, May and Bard, have been busy exploring their new home since arriving at the wildlife park at beginning of  November. Arctic foxes were found in Scotland up until the last ice age, but now live  throughout the Arctic […]

Donate this week to save our red squirrels

Conservation charity Wildwood Trust is urging people to support its campaign to save the red squirrel by donating this week. All donations given to its appeal  from today until 12pm Tuesday 4th December will be doubled in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. The red squirrel, now vastly outnumbered […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) would make the perfect gift this festive season and also help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat. Penguins are incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change and depend on sea ice for their main food source – krill. But parts of the […]

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 […]

Spare a thought for hedgehogs this bonfire night

British wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have issued some sensible advice ahead of Guy Fawkes night and any festivities this weekend. When building a bonfire and before lighting, remember to check for any wildlife that may have crawled inside, especially if the pyre has been created in advance. A large pile of twigs, branches […]