A Zookeepers Diary: Break destructive, old habits

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They say, the busier you are, the quicker time passes, and this year really has flown by at the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park. Although at...

Little Santas for Seniors

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By Kristel Coombes “Look carefully because what you’ll see is not what you just saw.”  (Da Vinci) I sat in the far corner of the room,...

A Zookeepers Diary: What colour is your footprint?

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

A Zookeepers Diary November 2019

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

Mola Mola: The Oceanic Sunfish

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

A Zookeepers Diary September 2019

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Summer can take its toll on any green areas in the Mediterranean. Despite being situated in the lush green Botanic Gardens, the Wildlife Park...

The Invasive Japanese Seaweed

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Over recent years we have all become aware of vast volumes of rotting seaweed strewn all over Western Beach. The smell is pungently putrid...

A Zookeepers Diary: Chefchaouen

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By Jess Leaper & Ben Dahan One of the aims of the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park is to inspire visitors to care for nature and...

Cooked Alive: Mussels & Heatwaves

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On the 29th June 2019, The Guardian newspaper reported extremely high temperatures in California with researchers allegedly discovering scores of dead mussels which had...

The Box Jellyfish

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BY Lewis Stagnetto, The Nautilus Project Firstly, it isn’t a jellyfish! Although they look like jellyfish, which are Scyphozoans, box jellyfish form part of the...