Rainforest Blogs

Life behind the scenes with our animals, plants and people


Coming soon: Harry the armadillo!

Coming soon: Harry the armadillo! Harry the Six-banded Armadillo has now moved into his new home in the Rainforest. It’s a big change for him and he is being very shy at the moment, so we are giving him a few days of privacy to settle in before opening the enclosure up for public viewing. Look […]

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Rainforest Tours

Title: Rainforest Tours (every Saturday & Sunday) Location: Meet at Main Reception Description: A free tour of the Living Rainforest glasshouses, every weekend – not to be missed! Led by a knowledgeable tour guide, you will learn about the plants and animals at the Living Rainforest. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Choose from 2 tour […]

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Animal Adoptions

Animal Adoptions Animal Adoptions make fantastic gifts for all your friends and family, by providing them with exciting facts about our important rainforest species and an entry ticket to visit the rainforest to see their adopted animal! Our adopt an animal program helps us provide the best possible care for our animals. Many rainforest species are vulnerable and […]

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Gift Tickets

Rainforest Gift Tickets Looking for an exciting, unique gift for the special people in your life? How about giving them the chance to explore a tropical rainforest without leaving the UK? Allow them the opportunity to experience free roaming birds and lizards, whilst exploring rare plants in a steamy rainforest atmosphere. We offer an amazing annual […]

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2014 TSL International Schools Essay Competition winners

Chinyere Ogbo wins Grand Prize 2014, Ismael Costa wins Primary Category A 15-year old girl from Nigeria has won the Grand Prize in this year’s TSL International Schools Essay Competition, after securing 1st Place in the Secondary Schools Category. Chinyere Ogbo’s essay was selected from a field of over 1,000 entries from 73 countries. Last year, she won first place […]

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Welcome to our baby pygmy marmoset

Warm welcome to our baby pygmy marmoset Just a quick note to say that our baby pygmy marmoset is doing well and starting to take independent forays into the world, while proud mum watches on.

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Easter 2014 is pure Monkey Madness

Easter 2014 is pure Monkey Madness Enjoy a monkey-themed time at the Living Rainforest this Easter! Tours, talks, children’s workshops and more – see our online events calendar for further details. Please note that events vary daily and run until 21st April (inclusive).  

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Our Goeldi’s Monkey turns 21 years old!

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 […]

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Berkshire Maestros “Christmas Jingles in the Jungle”

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 […]

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2014 essay competition registration now open

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!

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