Spotlight: The Giant Panda

Pyrenean ibex, Baiji Dolphin, Western Black Rhinoceros and the Japanese River Otter have all recently been declared extinct. How long until the Giant Panda(Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is to join this list? With less than 2000 recorded in the wild and only a handful more in captivity, the Giant Pandas time, sadly, may come sooner rather thanContinue reading “Spotlight: The Giant Panda”

Rhinoceros’s in South Africa: A grim 2012

(Nearly 2 months since my last post SORRY , I am going to blame it on Christmas 😉 ) South Africa is very well known for its Rhinoceros populations and it is no wonder given it is home to over ž of the worlds Rhinoceros. The five main species alive today are the White, Black,Continue reading “Rhinoceros’s in South Africa: A grim 2012”

Spotlight: The Red Panda

Well this little guy hardly needs much of an introduction being a very popular feature in many zoo’s across the world. Unfortunately the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) is currently listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red list. This means that we need to take extra care in conserving the Red Panda in its small pocketsContinue reading “Spotlight: The Red Panda”

Burgers Zoo , Arnhem , Netherlands

Sorry for the unforgivably long delay between posts! Between job hunting, doctors and a trip to Holland my internet time has been short 🙂 So last week I was in Holland visiting family and enjoying the wonderful food and atmosphere it has to offer and managed to get to the zoo on the one sunny day weContinue reading “Burgers Zoo , Arnhem , Netherlands”

Spring Lambs ! :-)

Was in England last week visiting friends and it was lambing weekend at Reaseheath College, my favourite time of the year ! 🙂 I have a slight obsession with sheep , all down to my granddad who I helped throughout my childhood with his small flock of 20+ sheep. They all had names and some of themContinue reading “Spring Lambs ! :-)”

Take a look : Antwerpen zoo , Belgium

While working as an Au-Pair in Belgium, my host dad bought me a season ticket to Antwerpen zoo. Found myself spending way too much time there just watching the animals (on my own). While for appeal and variety I must say it’s great, but did feel they were a bit behind the times on theContinue reading “Take a look : Antwerpen zoo , Belgium”