Going wild for film

eepers at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park have recently welcomed a rare Bukhara deer calf to its herd in the Cairngorms. The male calf was born at the beginning of June to mother Mariam and has yet to be named.
 
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is home to the only breeding herd of Bukhara deer in the UK and currently has a small herd of six animals. This deer species is an endangered sub-species of the red deer, threatened by habitat degradation, logging and poaching.
 
Morag Stellar, Head Hoofed Stock Keeper at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, said: The young calf is doing well and is already growing quickly. Whilst he may still be small, he has no problems keeping up with his mother and the rest of the herd, as deer are always quick to get to their feet and run after birth.
 
Bukhara deer were once at the brink of extinction, but as a result of captive populations and successful reintroductions back into the wild, this species is once again thriving in its native habitat. This is why the birth of this young calf is s
eepers at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park have recently welcomed a rare Bukhara deer calf to its herd in the Cairngorms. The male calf was born at the beginning of June to mother Mariam and has yet to be named. RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is home to the only breeding herd of Bukhara deer in the UK and currently has a small herd of six animals. This deer species is an endangered sub-species of the red deer, threatened by habitat degradation, logging and poaching. Morag Stellar, Head Hoofed Stock Keeper at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, said: The young calf is doing well and is already growing quickly. Whilst he may still be small, he has no problems keeping up with his mother and the rest of the herd, as deer are always quick to get to their feet and run after birth. Bukhara deer were once at the brink of extinction, but as a result of captive populations and successful reintroductions back into the wild, this species is once again thriving in its native habitat. This is why the birth of this young calf is s
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The Southern Upland Partnership is seeking to recruit someone to run a major film event next spring.

The partnership has advertised for an “experienced self-employed events manager” to organise the UK’s first Wild Film Festival.

The successful candidate will be paid £10,000 on a fixed-term contract from August 1 to April 28, 2017, with the festival scheduled for Dumfries next March.

The post will involve two to three days’ work a week.

“It will be a weekend of celebration of the natural world through film, inspirational speakers and workshops, which will achieve regional and national significance,” said the SUP’s Ed Forrest.

The deadline for applications is noon tomorrow (Friday).

For further details, go to the SUP website or call Ed on 07717 767936.