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First seal pup in Hampshire waters is born

A grey seal pup which was recently born on the Beaulieu River is believed to be the first of its kind in Hampshire waters. Conservationists have been keeping a watchful eye to give it every chance of survival. The Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour team has been safeguarding the pup from disturbance by river users, while […]



Tiny boost for previously extinct Przewalski’s horses

Marwell has announced the birth of a rare Przewalski’s foal who will join the harem in the valley field. These horses were extinct in the wild from 1969 until 2008, so the birth is exciting for the Endangered species. The new arrival foal was born to mother, Tsetseg and father Nogger on Saturday 15 April […]



Royal seal of approval for Marwell

commitments with a coveted award.



First Green Tiger Beetles bred in captivity emerge as adults

Fourteen Green Tiger Beetles have emerged as adults, following the first successful captive breeding project for the species. This is part of a wider conservation project for rare beetles run by Sparsholt College and the Species Recovery Trust.



Marwell Zoo first in the UK to turn animal waste into renewable energy

Marwell Zoo has become the first of its kind to generate renewable energy using animal waste.



Sparsholt celebrates birth of endangered Black Lemur baby

Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt has announced the birth of an Endangered Black Lemur baby at the on-campus zoo licenced Animal management Centre.



Endangered Amur tiger arrives at Marwell Zoo

An endangered female Amur tiger is the latest arrival at Marwell Zoo.



Marwell Zoo prepares to reopen safely

Marwell Zoo has outlined its plans to welcome visitors back safely as zoos are finally able to reopen.  The decision to relax restrictions on zoos is expected to take effect from Monday 15 June, however Marwell’s Chief Executive James Cretney said the Hampshire zoo’s reopening date is to be confirmed.  He explained: “We’re delighted that […]



‘Extinct-in-the-wild’ scimitar-horned oryx born at Marwell Zoo

One of the most threatened antelopes in the world, the scimitar-horned oryx, has been born at Marwell Zoo.



Cheeky little squirrel monkeys born at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo is celebrating a pair of very cheeky little Guianan squirrel monkeys, born earlier this month.