International Red Panda Day is the 3rd Saturday of September each year. On this day, zoos, schools, and other groups around the world celebrate by creating as much red panda publicity as possible. This aims to raise public awareness and support for red panda conservation issues. This year has been slightly different to previous years…

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International Orangutan Day

Hello everyone! In this week’s blog I want to talk about one of my favourite primate species, not only are they on my favourite list, I also have the privilege to work with them here at Wingham Wildlife Park. Last week on August 19th there was a special day to celebrate them; International Orangutan day!…

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On the 9th July 2020 the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) released a news article about the completed revision of African primate’s assessments and their conservation status. This sadly included the news that almost a third of lemur species are now critically endangered and on the cusp of becoming extinct. Lemurs are only…

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Our Education Team has put together these fun learning packs ideal for all the little monkeys staying indoors and being home educated throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The packs are completely free, just print them out and use the internet to safely research the answers. Many answers can be discovered by using the animal A-Z section…

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December is well known for being a month of celebration, with Christmas fast approaching (less than 2 weeks to go everyone!), festivities and high spirits are all around. However before Christmas arrives there’s another, admittedly lesser known, day of celebration I’d like to draw your attention to! December 14th 2019 will mark the 19th annual…

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My blog this week is focusing on Lemurs in celebration of World Lemur Day which is the last Friday in October every year, this year it falls on the 25th. When visitors see our Ring-tailed lemurs for the first time we tend to hear them say “look at the monkeys”. But lemurs are not monkeys…

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