A Devon conservation charity is coming to the aid of a native species under threat from its bolder American cousins. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at Paignton Zoo, has teamed up with Bristol Zoo Gardens to help the white-clawed crayfish.
Three charity zoos in the South West are recycling old uniforms to help hard-pressed conservationists across Africa.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall are donating old uniforms to PASA, the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance, a group of primate sanctuaries.
Living Coasts has another breeding success to its name. Torquay’s coastal zoo has hatched a black-legged kittiwake. This is the first time the charity zoo has bred this beautiful seabird, which is listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Toby, Ollie and Josh are taking on the 2,500km challenge of the infamous Rickshaw Run India starting in August.
Two years ago, Hugh Massy-Birch suffered a heart attack, but sadly, in spite of the efforts of the air ambulance team who attended him, within 20 minutes, he passed away.