The Aspinall Foundation

09/09/2021

Breaking news from Gabon!

Conservation history has just been made as The Aspinall Foundation announced the first ever birth to captive-born gorillas in the wild, part of the Aspinall Foundation's ground-breaking gorilla reintroduction project in the Batéké Plateau...

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06/09/2021

Raising Awareness on Conservation by Education and Action

Forest degradation is a recurring phenomenon throughout Madagascar every year. Unfortunately, Andriantantely forest is not spared from the devastating impact of this destructive behaviour: Tavy (Slash-and-burn agriculture), Teviala (Forest...

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23/08/2021

A Ray of Hope in Madagascar Despite the Pandemic!

According to the Global Forest Watch (GFW), forest around our Maevatanana Ambato-Boeny (MAB) project area has lost 17% of its initial cover over the past 20 years. Fire, illegal logging and converting forest into agricultural area / pasture for...

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17/08/2021

Introducing the primates at Port Lympne Reserve

Monkey fans will not be disappointed with a visit to Port Lympne this summer as the reserve is home to a massive 15 different species of primate!  You'll be treated to your first glimpse of our primates as you enter the reserve via the...

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16/08/2021

Introducing the Carnivores at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Did you know that Howletts Wild Animal Park is home to 15 different species of carnivore?  Our expert keepers look after a diverse range of carnivore species including the fierce honey badger, enigmatic European wolves, elusive small cats and...

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10/08/2021

Our favourite 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 you wait to experience the safari...

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10/08/2021

Romance is blossoming on the savannah

In a quiet corner of the Kent countryside the greatest love story of our time is unfolding!  Okay, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but we are just as in love with Donald the dwarf forest buffalo and his new lady friend, Kelly as they are...

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09/08/2021

Introducing the Howletts Elephant Herd

Did you know that Howletts Wild Animal Park is home to the largest African elephant herd in the UK?  21 year old bull, Coco, lives with his 13-strong herd in a spacious 8 acre enclosure including paddocks, shelters, wallows and sand yards.  

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06/08/2021

The Endangered Javan Gibbon - a species at risk of extinction

The threats to wildlife and their delicate habitat continue to grow in Java as the human population encroaches on the remaining rainforest. The islands of Indonesia are a biodiversity hotspot and endemic species, such as the Javan gibbon, are...

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28/07/2021

Introducing  the brown bears at Port Lympne reserve

Our long-awaited brown bear family have settled into their new home at Port Lympne Reserve!  Their previous home in an adventure park in Andorra was closing down so we offered the family a forever home.

Since arriving a few short weeks ago,...

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