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...

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...

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...

A Zookeepers Diary September 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

The Universe is the Limit

The Miss Universe Great Britain competition is held annually to choose a representative from somewhere within Great Britain to take part in the Miss...

A Zookeeper’s Diary: Swifts

One of the most distinctive sounds of spring in Gibraltar is the morning and evening ‘screaming’ calls of the Swifts, coupled with their impressive...