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Saturday, October 19, 2019

RELEASE THE KRAKENS! – The highly fecund Octopus

The marine environment is home to a group of very advanced molluscs called Cephalopods which literally means ‘head foot’. Historically, sailors lived in complete...

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...

Invasive Species

  The silver-cheeked toadfish. Shipping lanes have always formed artificial routes for certain species to take advantage of and invade new habitats. Traditionally, ship hulls were...

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...

Street Artist or Busker, Have You Auditioned?

We’re well into summer now and the good weather provides for the outdoor life for all of us to enjoy. Cafe society hits its...

A Zookeeper’s Diary

The AWCP is home to a collection of exotic animals, many of which were rescued from the illegal pet trade. In its early years,...

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...

LOGGERHEAD TURTLES – Riding the Currents, Dude!

  This March there was an unfortunate event on Western Beach. During the early hours, a dead Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, washed up and was...

MARINE NUISANCES – Nautilus: A living fossil

In 1870, a famous French writer published an epic tale of adventure whose influences are still evident in me today. The author was none...

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...