A tapir born at the Lake District Wildlife Park is preparing to leave Cumbria for pastures new.
Alvez is heading off to a breeding programme in the United Arab Emirates in a few weeks time. He's one of a family of four Brazilian tapirs at the Lake District Wildlife Park.
The three-year-old is the first calf of his mum and dad Muffin and Rio, and has a younger brother Zico, born in 2015.
There are four species of Tapirs in Central and South America and South-East Asia. All Tapirs are in decline and their plight is symbolic of the wider threat to their natural habitat in the rain forests. It's hoped that the breeding programme will mean Alvez will soon have a family of his own.
Keeper Leanne Harrington has been looking after the Tapir family since Alvez was only a matter of weeks old. She said:
Alvez was quite a Mummy's boy when he was younger, sticking close by for a long time. Now he has minutes of madness, running around his enclosure. In contrast his little brother is very independent already.
Alvez is quite tolerant of his brother who has a cheeky habit of nipping his older brothers' ankles. They both love having their backs scratched which is great for park guests taking part in Keeper Experiences."
Around 500 people donned head torches and scaled Catbells at night to raise money for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.Read the full story ›
A woman has been taken to hospital after being helped by mountain rescue in the Lake District.
The 57-year-old suffered from pains indicating a potential heart problem while on Buttermere lake shore path on Saturday. Fourteen members from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team came to her aid along with air and land ambulance services.
The lady was treated at the scene before being transported to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
A man has been airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary after falling 100ft in the Lake District.Read the full story ›
Emergency services are dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A592 at the junction of Glebe Road in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Police were called at around 3pm following a report of a one vehicle road crash.
The road has been closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Ospreys are returning to the Lake District after spending winter in warmer climates. The birds are fitted with tracking devices that monitor their migration patterns.
The Lake District Osprey Project says three birds have been seen so far, and one has even begun mating.
The National Trust says it needs to raise £25,000 to fix flood damaged footpaths on one of the most popular mountains in the Lake District.Read the full story ›
One vicar from the Lake District will be one of thousands of runners trying to complete the world famous London Marathon in just a few weeks time.
Michelle Woodcock serves several Lakeland parishes and has been training in the rain and hail for the grueling 26.2 mile course.
Michelle's running to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her dad, who died on her 23rd birthday.
Paul Crone went to meet the running Reverend.
A campaign is being launched to make tourism areas like the Lake District more accessible for people with disabilities.
The scheme is ran by 'Tourism for All' who aim to challenge attitudes when it comes to disabled holiday makers.
Our reporter, Tim Backshall, speaks to the people and businesses in our region who are trying to make a difference.
An exhibition by a local student showing stunning photographs and videos of grizzly bears in Canada has gone on show in Cumbria.Read the full story ›