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Genoa Aquarium: 10 Reasons to Visit

The Genoa Aquarium is located in Genoa’s old harbour and within the Pelagos Sanctuary which is a 90,000 square kilometre marine protected area. The Aquarium is Italy’s largest and one of Europe’s biggest too. With 70 tanks housing some 15,000 animals representing over 400 species, there are many reasons to visit. The following are my…

urul owlet

Prague Zoo Highlights

The Prague Zoo, which opened in 1930, is located in Drahan-Troja Nature Park and is considered one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. Set on 140 acres and home to over 4000 animals representing over 600 species with over 100 of those species listed as threatened, the Prague Zoo has been a part…

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Durrell: Going Batty for Bats and Lemurs

In the final chapter of my visit to the Durrell Wildlife Park I continue on the last leg of the park through the Island Bat Roost to Lemur Lake and finally to the Gerald Durrell Story exhibition. Much like the gorilla enclosure, the Island Bat Roost was built with the help of over 400 people…

Sulawesi crested macaque

Durrell: Monkeying Around

One of my most beloved of creatures are primates, from the critically endangered mountain gorillas to the orange man of the forest and the mohawk toting macaques to the ones with most hauntingly beautiful of songs – the gibbon. And here at the Durrell Wildlife Park you’ll meet a wide range of them. Scattered throughout…

Durrell Wildlife Park

Durrell Wildlife Park

Set on the picturesque British Island of Jersey is the world renown Durrell Wildlife Park, formally known as Jersey Zoo, was first established in 1958 by naturalist and author Gerald Durrell. Set on +30 acres on the north-east corner of Jersey the Durrell Wildlife Park is home to over 1400 animals from over 130 species, but…

black and white ruffed lemur

New at the London Zoo

Every time I’m in London I can’t help but visit the London Zoo. Not only is it one of my favourite zoological parks but they are always expanding, changing and making it even better so there is always something new at the London Zoo. This year the zoo has two awesome new exhibits that are sure to…