Life behind the scenes with our animals, plants and people
Our Goeldi’s Monkey turns 21! Today we wish happy birthday to our female Goeldi’s Monkey ‘Sooty’, who turned 21 years old. According to European guidelines, the eldest Goeldi’s Monkey on record is 21 years old and 11 months. ‘Sooty’ has been with us for a number of years and given birth to 9 sons, 5 […]
Berkshire Maestros “Christmas Jingles in the Jungle” The Living Rainforest are now proud supporters of three junior music groups from the Berkshire Maestros. On Saturday 7th December, we welcome the Berkshire Maestros talented young musicians to the rainforest, who will be performing their “Christmas Jingles in the Jungle”. Come and join these young musicians at The […]
2014 essay competition registration now open Schools and teachers are now invited to register for the 2014 International Schools Essay Competition and Debate: What does ‘sustainable living’ mean to you? Schools/Teachers – register here Teacher Champions have until 10th February 2014 to submit their students’ essays. GOOD LUCK!
Giant Amazon water lily is back! Our famed Giant Amazon water lily is back on the main pond – and we’re hoping to see its trademark huge leaves from around mid-August to early November. The famed plant was transplanted to the pond last week and is growing small leaves at the moment. As the summer advances and […]
This Half Term – Explore ‘behind the scenes’ at the Living Rainforest If you fancy getting a behind the scenes look at life the Living Rainforest, please join us this half term for an activity packed calendar of holiday events, including: Rainforest tours ‘Life of a Keeper’ tours Feed the animal sessions Children’s workshops and […]
Learn more about native species this Easter This Easter (March-April 2013), our holiday events programme will focus on Native Species. So in addition to enjoying the warm temperatures in the Living Rainforest’s tropical glasshouses, we invite you to learn more about species closer to home such as Slow Worms, Birds, Bats, Red Kites, Bees and Butterflies. […]
In a sustainable world it is nature that sets the limits By Ola Ullsten Based on a speech delivered in London on 10th October 2012 This fall it`s 50 years since Rachel Carson published her famous Silent Spring. The book was a fierce attack on what she thought was an indiscriminate use of DDT and other chemical […]
Global essay competition invites schoolchildren to share their vision of the rights and responsibilities of different people worldwide in creating a sustainable future.
World leaders play out epic tragedy of global leadership failure at Rio+20 Earth Summit
As part of the lead-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil in June 2012, The Living Rainforest is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 essay competition and debate, ‘Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General …’
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