Well, what a year it’s been! I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible clients over the last 12 months and, as many of you already know, I’m very much looking forward to welcoming an adorable bundle of joy in the next few months, but as the year draws to a close, I thought I’d take a look back as some of your favourite animal facts of 2021.Continue reading “Looking back on 2021: where did that year go?”
As the morning’s take longer to lighten and the evenings draw to a close just as fast, it’s important to know what you’re looking for with the few daylight hours we have at this time of year.
Join me as we take a look at five winged animals you can spot in the UK this month:Continue reading “Winged wonders to spot this September”
This week four endangered northern bald ibis, who were bred at ZSL London Zoo, were safely transported to Spain. This is where they will soon be released as part of a special conservation project, which is helping reintroduce these unique looking birds to Europe.
The quartet – who were lovingly nicknamed Iris, Indigo, Igor and Ivan by the zoo’s keepers – hatched last year. On 20 February, they travelled to Southern Spain’s Jerez Zoo where they will learn how to be wild before being released in Andalucia.
The species vanished from Europe almost 300 years ago. It’s now believed that there are just 600 northern bald ibis left in the world, reduced to one small part of Morocco (and two breeding pairs in Syria) where they are threatened by habitat loss, hunters and pesticides.
“We’re really hopeful that they’ll go on to breed in the wild – ultimately securing the future of the species” said Paul Atkin, ZSL London Zoo’s bird keeper.
To find out more about the northern bald ibis, head to birdlife.org