August 2016 - News

With the imminent release of the State of Nature report for 2016, TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough is expected to warn of a ‘crisis’ for British wildlife with more than 120 species at risk of extinction. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which Wildwood is proud to be associated with, reveals the top ten native species being supported by its members. Wildwood is at the forefront of conservation efforts within the U.K. and is particularly known for its work with some of the key species in BIAZA's top ten - namely the water vole and dormouse.

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Kent- based Conservation Charity and Wildlife Park the Wildwood Trust, based in Herne, is celebrating some big wins after receiving Nationally recognised Zoo awards.
The Trust, which was the only recipient in the South East outside London, was presented with three Bronze awards by BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) at their recent national conference held at Marwell Zoo.            

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It's a very rare thing to have everybody agreeing on anything, but for what we believe may be the first time in history, every single weather agency is in agreement that a heatwave is due to blast Kent over the coming week. So how, you may ask, do wildlife parks make sure that their animals do not overheat in the sweltering temperatures? We can't speak for all parks, but our very own Peter Smith will be talking live to Radio Kent at 7.30am this coming Monday 15th August about the lengths that the team at Wildwood go to in order to make sure that our animals are kept cool.

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