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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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6 Fun Games | Port Lympne

Everyone loves a day out – but the journey there isn’t always so popular!

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Kent’s Best Nature Walks for Families

Kent, the Garden of England, famous for its gorgeous countryside and coastal paths.

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Why Does Nature Make Us Happy?

Being out and about in nature is beneficial to our physical and mental health. A growing number of studies have shown that a connection with nature makes us healthier and happier people.

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10 Ways to Reconnect With Your Family

How do you reconnect with your family in an age where iPads, tablets, and mobile phones are our main means of communication?! It’s easy to forget how important family time is and how much we enjoy it. So, here are a few quick tips on how to make...

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