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?”
We’ve all heard of these wild sayings before, and probably say them every now and again too, but have you ever wondered where they come from?Continue reading ““A little birdie told me”… or so they say!”
Yesterday was World Sight Day – a day that focuses on eye health and ensuring equal access to care and treatment around the globe. To celebrate, I’ve put together a list of creatures that have some of the most fascinating facts when it comes to their eyes and vision. Let me know your favourite!Continue reading “World Sight Day: Vision in the Animal Kingdom”
It’s said that we humans have the largest brain in relation to the size of our bodies but what about the brains of the species found within the Animal Kingdom? There are so many incredible brain facts out there… it’s difficult to choose the best ones. Did you know any of these awesome animal facts?Continue reading “World Brain Day: exploring the brains of the Animal Kingdom”
On 5 July 1996, Dolly the Sheep became the world’s first mammal to be cloned successfully from an adult cell – something that no one thought was possible as it had only previously been achieved through embryo cloning. But, how did scientists achieve this and how has it changed the world we know today?Continue reading “Animal cloning: 25 years since Dolly the Sheep”
Today, 21 May, is Endangered Species Day. Celebrated every third Friday of May, thousands of people around the globe mark Endangered Species Day by learning about and taking steps to conserve and protect those species that are threatened and endangered. To celebrate, lets take a look at some of the world’s most endangered species.Continue reading “Endangered Species Day: exploring our planet’s most endangered creatures”
Photography has always been a passion of mine, even if I’m not very good at it (… yet). So when I was made aware of David Hicks’ recent gallery in which he photographed elephants in Asia, I knew I had to find out more about how he managed to take such unique pictures. I wanted to discover the story behind the photographs.
C: What inspired you to photograph elephants in Sri Lanka and Thailand? Continue reading “Spotlight: Photographer, David Hicks, takes us behind the lens”
On 31 May, London Zoo announced that they’d recently had a surprise arrival at the zoo. Meet Poco – the tiny tamandua.
Poco was born to proud parents Ria and Tobi (who only moved to the zoo last October as a hopeful companion). Keepers welcomed the newborn’s arrival, which took place just five months after the pair of tamanduas had been introduced. The cute Easter arrival clung to Ria’s fur but now, at two months old, Poco is beginning to venture away to explore the Rainforest Life home.
Tamanduas are nocturnal creatures, native to South America. Part of the anteater family, these mammals are impressive climbers and have tongues that can grow up to 40cm long. This species has very small eyes and poor vision, so relies on its hearing and strong sense of smell.
Tamandua baby (c) ZSL London Zoo
Permission grated by ZSL to use imagery.