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Port Lympne - Where Everyone Enjoys Great Food!

 If you’re looking to visit Port Lympne Reserve for a family day out, you’ll immerse yourself in world of incredible sights and fascinating creatures.

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5 Incredible Experiences To Enjoy At Port Lympne Reserve

If you’re looking for something exciting to occupy the kids why not introduce them to a  gorilla? Perhaps let them feed a tiger?

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Enjoy A Stress-Free Family Day Out

The British weather - sometimes the sun shines and it’s cold, sometimes it’s just wet - whatever the day brings though, if you’re a parent you still need to keep the kids busy!

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Researching Hepatitis B in Javan Gibbons

  • For many years Howletts and Port Lympne have been lucky enough to house many Javan gibbons. In the vet department we have known for years that nearly all the Javan gibbons in our collections were positive for Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a very...

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Get your loved ones a really wild gift this Christmas!

Noticed everything is suddenly covered in glitter? TV ads have turned into mini-fairytales? It can only mean one thing, Christmas is coming!

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Don't miss your chance to meet Santa at Howletts this year!

He’s faster than a cheetah and he knows if you’ve been a naughty monkey! Santa is at Howletts Wild Animal Park on selected dates until December 23.

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Introducing Mbwambe's new family in Gabon

As we prepare for the release of Mbwambe’s group to the freedom of the island, I take a look back at these young gorillas journeys.

Mbwambe at Port Lympne Reserve, Kent 

Four years ago, Mbwambe travelled with her father Djala and her other...

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First Steps To Freedom For Three Young Gorillas In Gabon

On Friday 23rd June, Victoria and I will be travelling to our flagship project in Africa, to oversee the eventual release of three young gorillas, including Djala’s daughter Mbwambe, to our habitation island in the Batéké Plateau national park.


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How to make a memory box

No matter how digital our lives become, there’ll always be physical reminders to treasure, reminding us of special moments.

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Picking the Right Short Break Getaway for your Family

Getting away from it all for some quality family time is great, but how do you choose somewhere that makes everyone happy?

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