All posts tagged: Wiltshire

Rare cheetah cubs venture outside

A rare pair of cheetah cubs have ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. Cubs Poppy and Winston, who were named by the public, are the first to have been born at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. The pair, both still sporting Mohican-style juvenile fur, were […]

Cheetah cubs named at Longleat

Keepers at Longleat in Wiltshire are delighted to announce that the names for the newest additions to the safari park, two cheetah cubs, are Poppy and Winston. The cheetah is officially classified as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, which means it is likely to become ‘Endangered’ […]

Rare cheetah cubs born at Longleat

A rare pair of cheetah cubs are thriving after being born at Longleat Safari Park. The cubs’ birth is a first for the Wiltshire wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The pair, a male and a female, were born nine weeks ago and will remain inside with mum Wilma until they are 12 […]

Beatrix Potter characters unwrapped at Longleat

Giant illuminated versions of Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin are among thousands of Chinese lanterns being unwrapped at Longleat in Wiltshire in preparation for its Festival of Light event, which runs from 11th November to 2nd January. The much-loved children’s characters will feature in a series of scenes recreating famous episodes from Beatrix Potter’s […]

War Horse team create Longleat lion puppet

Longleat has commissioned puppetry specialists from the National Theatre’s production of Warhorse to bring a giant lion puppet to life. The big cat puppet, which is nearly three metres long and more than two metres tall, will feature in daily parades at the Wiltshire stately home throughout the summer as part of the 50th anniversary of […]