Did you know the Swedish name for wolverine is Jrv, which means bold or audacious - a perfect name for this little mammal known for its ferocity and strength.Here are Pige and Puff, our couple of the day.
This week we're taking a look at our favourite animal couples. First up, red river hogs Rapunzel and Pedro! Here's a pic from last summer as they welcomed their very first hoglets.You can visit the red river hog family this half term, and learn all about animal mating and dating as Romancing the Zoo is now in full swing.Let us know who your favourite animal couple is.https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/romancing-the-zoo,816,EV....
Can you handle the heat?We're looking for brave fire walkers to walk barefoot over red hot embers smouldering at a toasty 1200'f!There's also a brand new night-time walk to visit Whipsnades wolf pack for spectators at this year's Fire Walk.So sign up for lots of fun and impress your friends and family all whilst raising much needed funds for ZSL.http://www.zsl.org/support-us/challenge-events/zsl-whipsnade-fire-walk-s...
Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are able to come face to face with lynx, brown bears, wolves, bison, reindeer, moose and wolverine - the very animals they could once have bumped into in Britain’s rural woodland.
Just when you thought your kids couldn't get any wilder, look what we've made - Wild Wild Whipsnade animal masks.
Transform your wild ones
Wild Wild Whipsnade takes you and your kids on a journey of discovery, immersing the whole family in the sights and sounds of awe-inspiring animals that once free roamed in this forgotten time.
To get your kids in the mood for a really wild day out, here's a selection of ready to print off and cut off colourful masks.
They will help bring playtime to life and are a great way to teach your children about the beasts of Old England, the Zoo's newest arrivals.
1. Print out on thin card or paper then glue to heavier card
2. Cut out mask 3. Cut out eye holes 4. Cut out very small holes on both sides of the face and thread with string/elastic