Palm Oil: What do your Easter Eggs contain?

Easter is almost upon us - cue many people of ALL ages tucking into one, two or maybe more chocolate Easter eggs across the long weekend. But first things first, how sustainable are your choices? I’m sure many of you…

Bidding a firm farewell to the Cold Snap

The recent cold snap caused a lot of disruption across the UK, with MET office weather warnings for snow and ice across most of the country, the cold temperatures definitely took their toll on daily activities. However, for zookeepers the…

The impact of Lockdown on our Zoos

The full extent of these lockdowns will probably not be known for many months, or even years, to come.  With that said, at the time of writing, we are in our third national lockdown and we’re going to look at…

15 of the largest animals of their kind on the planet

LARGEST BIRD First described in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus, the wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) has a wingspan of 2.5-3.5 metres, making it the largest flying bird in the world. These winged giants have a circumpolar range, navigating the Southern Ocean…

Lockdown 2.0

“Here we go again…” we all, no doubt, thought as the Prime Minister divulged the world’s worst kept secret to us on the evening of 31st October, and a new English lockdown was announced commencing on 5th November. But, on…

An adorable baby Tapir has been born

Brazilian tapir Emily has given birth to a healthy baby boy. Emily and father Al are second-time parents, after welcoming female tapir Matilda back in 2018. Also known as lowland or South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), this species is native to…

Sustainable Fish

It’s not just plastic pollution that threatens life in our oceans - overfishing and illegal fishing are also major threats to many species. Since the 1970s the marine population has declined by almost half, which means that the future of…