I had the pleasure of attending Edinburgh Zoo for the past week. It was a special experience with rare and exotic animals on display, including the giant panda, anteaters and armadillos. Of course our local zoo at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork is also a wonderful facility, but it was nice to see a different range of animals that I hadn’t seen in real life before.
That got me thinking about Ireland’s endangered species,. Our native species has survived for thousands of years; spread across the country, from the lowlands to the mountains.