There are over 20 different species of macaques (Macaca) and here at Wingham Wildlife Park, we have one of these – Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). As we kick off International Macaque Week, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to this wonderful, fascinating and charismatic species! Barbary macaques are classified as endangered on…

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For many people becoming a zoo keeper would be a dream job, but how do you become a zoo keeper? For myself I was very lucky, I don’t have a degree in an animal related course and at the time I didn’t have any animal qualifications, but I did have experience with reptiles and some…

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