The Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation

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22/09/2020

Tracking Leopards & Lions in Lésio-Louna Reserve, Republic of Congo

Like many apex predators the survival of leopards and lions is increasingly under threat from a number of pressures. These include habitat loss and fragmentation, prey depletion, conflict with people, unsustainable trophy hunting, poaching for...

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24/07/2020

10 Fantastic Elephant Facts You'll Never Forget!

Elephants are amazing!  We know you know this, but did you know all 10 of our fascinating facts about these incredible gentle giants?

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23/07/2020

Species spotlight: Clouded leopard

The stunningly beautiful clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is an elusive wild cat.  Seldom seen in the tropical rainforests of their native central and southeast Asia, their behaviour in the wild remains a bit of a mystery.

Clouded leopard...

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20/07/2020

Best summer staycations for families

Planning a staycation in Kent with the family this summer?  We've rounded up our top 3 family friendly retreats at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve to keep everyone happy and having fun in the wilderness!

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29/06/2020

Species Spotlight: Gelada Baboon

When you think of grazing animals you probably think of something with hooves and horns, but at Howletts Wild Animal Park you'll find a surprising exception; the gelada baboon.

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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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