A Catalan Bay Christmas

There is a tendency in many cases where, as time passes and older generations move on, customs slowly pass on with them. The Catalan...

The Goose That Wasn’t Cooked

“Hey, Santa! Where’s your red coat? …And your beard isn’t long enough.” The youngster’s mocking call rang across the concourse of Cape Town’s station,...

A Zookeepers Diary: What colour is your footprint?

For a zoo as small as the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP), collaboration is everything. The park is situated within the stunning Gibraltar Botanic...

James Neish: Where Is He Now?

No, I think it’s something called a yearning or thirst for something ‘new’, and perhaps better, as you move on and endeavour to spread...

A Zookeepers Diary November 2019

As the nights draw in and Autumn is upon us, the staff at the AWCP have already been preparing the animals and enclosures for...

Gibraltar Blockade 50 Years On

Some might ask what would an American know about Gibraltar and its Spanish neighbour? Well, Don Cook was thoroughly conversant with all things European...

Crotchet Creations: Hooked!

For customised toys and childhood companions this Christmas, the ‘It Girl’ of designer crafting is Janine Giles-Holmes, who makes dolls, teddy bears and mice...

The Ivanhoe Kingpin: Alfred Medina

IVANHOE – not the brave knight from the big screen, but the name of a hotel Gibraltarians stayed at in London during the evacuation....

A Zookeepers’ Diary: Are you #SelfieAware?

By Craig Pratts, Lucia Ferrary, Janella Borrell & Jess Leaper This month, the AWCP will be launching a zoo-based campaign to help raise awareness of...

Mola Mola: The Oceanic Sunfish

The word ‘mola’ is derived from the Latin for millstone, a large round stone which was used to grind grain. This is mostly due...