The Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation

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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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23/07/2021

Introducing the Port Lympne Gorilla Family

At the heart of Port Lympne Reserve in Kent you'll find the largest group of western lowland gorillas in the UK.  Impressive silverback, Kouillou and his eleven females and three youngsters reside at The Palace of the Apes, where they can often...

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22/07/2021

Introducing the Howletts Gorilla Family

A day out at Howletts Wild Animal Park is not complete without a visit to our western lowland gorilla family.  Gentle giant Ebeki, the silverback, leads his group of four females; Dihi, Juma, Shumba and Emmie, plus young male Ikebe and...

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30/06/2021

World first for conservation

Conservation history was made today 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 National...

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29/06/2021

Rescued Javan Gibbon Released Back To The Wild

RescueWhen the young female Javan gibbon, known as Femi, arrived at our Javan Primate Rehabilitation Centre in March 2018 she was less than two years old. A victim of the illegal pet trade she had been fortunate in one respect - her confiscation...

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04/06/2021

Joshi's Journey to the Wild

We are delighted to bring you news of Joshi, one of our Howletts gorillas, and his epic journey back to the wild.  Joshi, a 30-stone, 13-year-old male born at Howletts to parents Kijo and Shumba, was transferred to Congo as part of the Back To...

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13/05/2021

One Year Anniversary of our Big Cat Project in Lesio-Louna Reserve

Our large carnivore project in the Lésio-Louna Reserve, Republic of Congo, has already reached its one year anniversary.

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29/04/2021

Restoring Wildlife Across The Globe

Can wildlife populations be restored? Apparently so, and often are, according to a new book freely available online.

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22/04/2021

Amazing camera trap footage in Congo reveals Makoua's group silverback interaction and a newborn!

As part of our project to establish the presence of leopards and lions in the Lésio-Louna Reserve, Congo we have been able to position more camera traps throughout the protected area. The data collected is increasing our knowledge of the species...

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