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Life behind the scenes with our animals, plants and people

Apr
11

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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Jan
7

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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Nov
26

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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Oct
17

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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Jul
18

Giant Amazon water lily is back!

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 […]

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May
24

This Half Term – Explore ‘behind the scenes’

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 […]

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Mar
26

Learn more about native species this Easter

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. […]

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Nov
14

In a sustainable world, it is nature that sets the limits

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 […]

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Aug
30

Are we ready to take responsibility for the future of our planet?

Global essay competition invites schoolchildren to share their vision of the rights and responsibilities of different people worldwide in creating a sustainable future.

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Jun
22

Rio+20′s pathetic fallacy

World leaders play out epic tragedy of global leadership failure at Rio+20 Earth Summit

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