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‘Steve Backshall Live’ returns to Longleat during May half-term

Steve Backshall, one of Britain’s best-loved and most intrepid naturalists and television presenters, is returning to Longleat for the first time in over a decade this May half term. He’ll present an all-new wildlife show, created exclusively for Longleat from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 2 June. Tickets are on sale now. During the show, […]

Longleat supports project to help Asian elephants across the world

Marking World Elephant Day (12 August), Longleat is sharing, for the first time, details of an important conservation project to help conserve and protect Asian elephants. Earlier this year keepers from the Wiltshire Safari Park travelled to Thailand to support renowned osteopath, Tony Nevin, in giving practical workshops to people who care for elephants internationally. […]

Longleat Koala Keepers Return to see Australian Bushfire Recovery

Koala keepers from Longleat have returned to Australia to see how wildlife is recovering following the devastating bushfires. In 2020 two keepers travelled to Cleland Wildlife Park to help with the aftermath of their fires. Three years later, keepers Jon Ovens and James Dennis made the trip back to South Australia to see how the […]

Bushfire Charity Appeal

Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal. Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. As well as the choir, it also includes didgeridoos and Aboriginal […]

Koala flies in from Japan

A male koala has been flown from Osaka in Japan to join Longleat’s koala programme.

Fearless lioness scales 20-metre sycamore tree

Fearless lioness Kiana showed she had a head for heights by scaling a 20-metre-tall tree at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire.

Cheetah cubs venture outside for the first time

A quartet of cheetah cubs has ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. The quartet, which were born in August, initially stuck close to mum Wilma as they explored the great outdoors at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. However it wasn’t long before they started venturing further afield and even tested out their […]

Rare butterfly larva spotted in Clouts Wood

Protecting Wiltshire trees for the future at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank The larva of the elusive White Letter Hairstreak butterfly was spotted last week by The Conservation Foundation’s James Coleman and volunteer Alex Morley, who were collecting seed from wych elms from Clouts Wood, a reserve managed by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Elm is the […]

A New Find for Wiltshire – Sea Fern-grass Discovered on A30

The first recorded sighting of Sea Fern-grass (Catapodium marinum) has been confirmed on the Protected Road Verge at Thorny Down on the A30 near Salisbury. Local volunteer recorder, Anne Appleyard, made this exciting discovery when recording the wildlife on the verge. Anne said “I was looking mainly at the flora of the banks, including young […]

Sunshine and sheep in Devizes

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust brought the countryside to Devizes to showcase their work and livestock. Taking over the town centre on Saturday, 28th September, the Trust brought its rare breed Herdwick sheep and Dexter cattle to the Market Place to meet locals and visitors. As well as meeting the livestock, visitors had the opportunity to meet […]