Love is in the air at the Aspinall Foundation’s Howlett Animal Park near Canterbury, as fingers are being crossed that the two snow leopards will breed successfully this Valentine’s. First introduced to each other at the end of last year, this courtship is part of an ongoing breeding programme to ensure the continuation of this endangered species.
Aspinall Foundation keepers are over the moon thanks to a very kind donation from a local window firm. Valley Windows Ltd, who are very local to the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford in Kent, have generously offered to replace the windows in the Malayan Tapir house, and they didn’t even send round a double glazing salesmen!
Directors at the Aspinall Foundation Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park are over the moon to win gold for The Best Tourism Experience in The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2011. Livingstone Lodge, set within the confines of the Park, is the only authentic safari experience in the UK, offering visitors the chance to spend a night under the stars. Whilst staying at the Lodge, you can also sample some traditional African cuisine as Zebra and wildebeest graze quietly in the background.
Aspinall Foundation staff at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park were over the moon on Christmas morning when a critically endangered Black Rhino Calf called Nyota was born. Born at 6.20am, the calf was named after the Swahili for ‘star’, and what a proper little Christmas cracker she is!
Aspinall Foundation keepers are pleased to announce the arrival of Ziva, a rare female snow leopard who has arrived just in time for Christmas. This beautiful creature is to take part in the ongoing breeding programme at Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, though with the weather so balmy for this time of year, there’s a good chance this Snow Leopard may not see any snow!
Why not do something different this Halloween and visit one of the Aspinall Foundation wildlife parks for some fiendish fun during the October half term. Both parks, the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford and the Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, will have a great selection of Halloween based activities to take part in.
Great news for all you animal lovers out there! If you adopt an animal with The Aspinall Foundation before Wednesday 30th November 2011 you’ll be in with a chance of winning a zoo keeper experience for 2 at either the Port Lympne Park or theHowletts Wild Animal Park.
Zookeepers at the Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne & Howletts Park were delighted to celebrate one of their Amur Tigers 13th birthday in September 2011. Tugar lives at the park near Ashford in Kent with his mate Ingrid and their one year old cubs Rosa and Zaria. Tugar celebrated his birthday with some tiger friendly gifts from his keepers.
The Aspinall Foundation has just recently celebrating the birth of an amazing 130th gorilla at their Kent Parks, quite a feat! The Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park care for the largest group of Western lowland gorillas outside of Africa, housing some 73 gorillas. The latest addition was born to mother Kishi and father Djala and is part of a family group of 13 gorillas.
If you’re looking for a great charity gift for a friend or loved one, why not check pout the animal adoption boxes from the Aspinall Foundation? These great little boxes of fun start at just £10, and are a great way to help protect and conserve some of the world’s most endangered species.
Aspinall Foundation zoo keepers at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park had a great day yesterday as they celebrated World Rhino Day. The Park, along with it’s sister park in Canterbury, is home to 17 black rhinos, giving it the mantle of the most successful breeding record of the species in Europe!
The Aspinall Foundation were wishing Mouila, a female Western lowland gorilla, a very happy birthday as she turned 50 this month at the Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent. This landmark date makes Mouila the oldest Western lowland gorilla in the UK and one of the oldest of her kind worldwide.