Wildwood Trust, Kent’s unique wildlife park and conservation charity, is thrilled with the news that new legislation in Scotland makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy dams and lodges without a licence.
Ash, Wildwood's young female wild boar, produced a litter of two boarlets last week and has just brought them out of their nest. Proud father, Sherwood, is keeping an eye on the boarlets who can be seen keenly exploring their new surroundings. This is the first birth at Wildwood this year with others expected to follow any day, such as red squirrels, reindeer and Soay sheep.
These stunning images of some of Britain’s rarest wildlife were captured last week by internationally famous National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore.
Wildwood Trust was honoured that its rare wildlife would be immortalised in the National Geographic Photo Ark project. Using the power of photography, the project aims to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late.
Latest research show sightings of toads in Britain have fallen by over 30% in the last 5 years & frog numbers have plummeted 17%. Toad numbers have decreased by nearly 70% over the last 30 years, as reported in the RSPB survey published last week.
These shocking findings emphasise the calamity that continues in the loss of wildlife in Britain's countryside.
To highlight the loss of habitat for our struggling wildlife, this month sees the launch of Wildwood’s new amphibian and reptile conservation exhibit, where you can catch a glimpse of some of Britain’s frogs and toads as well as a range of other reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from around the world.
We're so happy to announce that Odin and Nuna are first-time parents to four adorable cubs. The cubs are now six weeks-old and growing up fast. They're active early and late in the day and can be seen in or around their den directly opposite the bear enclosure. We'll be letting them and parents into their large enclosure when they have their health check at approximately 12 weeks old.
The Wildwood Trust team are celebrating after another record breaking year, this time providing 29 of the 39 dormice that are to be released today in a bid to halt the extinction of one of Britain’s most treasured wild animals.
Visitors to Wildwood were thrilled to be greeted by four adorable wolf cubs as they ventured out for the first time today. Keepers have been keeping a watchful eye on first time mum, Nuna, as she nursed her cubs over the last three weeks – with state of the art video surveillance, their every move has been monitored and the expert keepers at Wildwood are pleased to say all four cubs are in excellent health.