Will the UK see the reintroduction of the Lynx after an absence of 1,300 years? It is a slow process, but it has been working in Spain, despite a number being killed on the roads. The return of the Lynx
The Leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the family Felidae and is found in sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and even Siberia. It is, however, a near-threatened species due to habitat loss and illegal hunting, as is so often the case unfortunately.
The Red River Hog, Potamochoerus porcus, also referred to as the Bush Pig, is a mainly nocturnal wild member of the pig family and is found in much of West Africa.
The Binturong, Arctictis binturong, also known as the Bearcat is a vulnerable species native to South and South-east Asia.
The Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis, is an endangered species native to West Africa, mainly Liberia. It is thought that there could be fewer than 3,000 Pygmy Hippos remaining in the wild.
They certainly always look very cute, although that is not always the case and they can apparently be quite vicious.
This gentle giant is a Western Gorilla, currently listed as ‘critically endangered’ due, amongst other things, to poaching, deforestation, Ebola and a slow population growth rate.
I was not the only one who decided to have a stroll along the beach!
As I meandered down the walkway to the riverbed, I spotted something in one of the (many) cracks and holes in the bridge supports. I have identified it as a Horseshoe Whip Snake.