Marwell Zoo has announced the arrival of an Amur leopard cub - one of the world's most critically endangered species of big cat. Born to mum, Kaia and dad, Akin, the little leopard is an importantaddition to the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.
It is estimated that there are as few as 35 Amur leopards left in the wild. This tiny population which survives today is under serious risk of extinction, and maintaining a healthy captive population is crucial to the global conservation of the species.
From zoo keepers busting a move in the giraffe house to volunteers strutting their stuff at admissions, Marwell Zoo has created their very own version of Pharrell’s hit song ‘Happy’.
The charity, which has its own choir, has re-written the lyrics to to celebrate the arrival of Velma the dinosaur.
Velma is a living Velociraptor and will be part of Marwell’s summer event ‘Rise of the Dinosaurs’.
James Cretney, Chief Executive of Marwell Wildlife said: “It was great fun for everyone to get together to promote a worthy cause. So with dinosaurs arriving this summer, the choir decided to take on the Pharrell song ‘Happy’.
Marwell Zoo in Winchester is celebrating it's new arrival. This baby pygmy hippo is just ten days old and she was born to mum Wendy and dad Nato. Staff are now asking the public to help them pick a name for the 6 kilo baby hippo.
Thirty-six brightly coloured rhinos have been sold at auction for a grand total of £124,700. The sculptures, which have been on display around Southampton and at Marwell Zoo, raised between two and four thousand pounds each.
Animal keepers at Marwell Zoo have announced the arrival of a female Hartmann’s zebra - the first for 16 years. This stripy long legged foal is now a week old and is an important animal for the future of the species.
The playful youngster was born overnight on Tuesday September 24 to first time parents Libra (Mum) and Gounzo (Dad). Keepers have named the little foal Luna, which follows a 'space' theme for Hoofstock baby names this year.
Dozens of rhinos are about to be released on to the streets of Southampton. Don't panic though, they're not real. The sculptures are part of a project to highlight the threat faced by rhinos in the wild.