The Aspinall Foundation

16/04/2020

Species Spotlight: Sumatran Tiger

Regular visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park will already know our pair of stunning Sumatran tigers, Achilles and his mate Aguia, but did you know just how rare a sight they are? 

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09/04/2020

Dazzling zebra facts!

As well as representing the letter Z in the alphabet and looking like giant four legged barcodes, zebras have a few other special talents!  We've put together our favourite zebra facts to entertain you while we're all self-isolating and doing our...

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03/04/2020

5 things you didn't know about the Przewalski's Horse

You may think the almost unpronouncable Przewalski's Horse looks like any other wild or feral pony, but there are some subtle differences between these critically endangered equines and the average New Forest pony. Pronounced “shuh-vahl-skee",...

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31/03/2020

POSITIVE RESULTS IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Projects such as our gorilla protection projects in Gabon and Congo have already shown us that successful reintroductions are possible. As with Djongo, who has recently bonded with a young female who joined our programme in June 2019 from ZooParc...

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20/03/2020

Howletts Welcomes Birth of New Born Elephant

Howletts Wild Animal Park are delighted to welcome the birth of a male elephant calf.

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02/03/2020

The Fate of Madagascar's Rainforest Habitat

Aspinall Foundation conservationists contributed to a recent publication in the high impact journal "Nature Climate Change" entitled "The fate of Madagascar’s rainforest habitat". We provided 456 geo-referenced observations of black-and-white...

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02/03/2020

28 of The Most Endangered Turtles in The World Found at Our Madagascar Sites

Thanks to funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), we were delighted at discovering the presence of the Critically Endangered Madagascan big-headed turtle earlier last year, targeted participatory surveys confirmed the...

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23/12/2019

African Painted Dogs New Life

There has been so much in 2019 it is impossible to cover every aspect of the work you have helped to support. Perhaps the best way to end is with the news that seven African painted dogs bred at Port Lympne in Kent are now safely treading the...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in South Africa 2019

2019 has seen an increase in our involvement with animal rescue. The most recent being the translocation of a young bull elephant, followed soon after by the rest of his herd, from the poorly run Blaauwbosch Private Game Reserve in South Africa...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in Madagascar 2019

In addition to our work with lemurs across several protected sites in Madagascar some of our most exciting discoveries in 2019 have occurred at one of our newer projects - the wetlands of the AmbatoBoeny/ Maevatanana region. Thanks to funding...

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