#SparkleJar auction on eBay

May 30, 2016
Collection box for eBay auction

Bid for a signed copy of “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar” and the very limited edition collection box. The winning bid income, less fees, will be donated to BirdLife Malta.

News from Isle of Wight Zoo

May 27, 2016

Director, Charlotte Corney, reflects on the important rescue work carried out by zoos as the new primate enclosure is completed and preparations are underway for summer visitors.

Mandina River Lodge, Makasutu Forest, The Gambia

May 11, 2016
The Gambia - image copyright Chris Packham

“This place is amazing. It’s like a little heaven on earth. You should go there.” An oasis of colour in the middle of the Forest, home to incredible birds and wildlife.

What Makes Us Human?

May 10, 2016
Jeremy Vine's Being Human - Chris Packham podcast

Radio 2 podcast from the Jeremy Vine Show. Chris talks of the Anthropocene and “our species’ terrifying impact on the world which will be indelible for hundreds of thousands of years.”

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar on Radio 4

May 9, 2016
Chris Packham

Catch up and listen to Chris’s new memoir on BBC Radio 4′s Book of the Week. Read by Chris and Rachel Atkins, abridged by Jo Coombs and produced by Pippa Vaughan.

Chris and Richard E. Grant

May 5, 2016
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham - out now

Chris joins Richard E. Grant in the Penguin studio to discuss his memoir, reminiscing about badger watching in bondage trousers and explains why it’s important to suck up every last drop of life.

Congratulations to the Winner!

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham - out now

The winner, Billy Maddison, came out of the digital hat filled with 672 correct answers. Very many congratulations to Billy and thank you to everyone who entered! What was the correct answer?

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

April 24, 2016
Chris Packham - Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s. Pervading his story is the search for freedom and meaning in a world that didn’t understand him.

In conversation around the UK with Chris Packham

February 22, 2016
Chris Packham

Chris will be appearing around the country from late April to promote his coming-of-age memoir “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar” which is published this spring.

Simi’s story

January 28, 2016

18 months ago zoo director Charlotte Corney was alerted to the plight of a female tiger called Simi who had been seized on welfare grounds from a travelling circus near Hamburg.