Zoo council seeks new members

A majority of London Zoo's ruling council have said they will resign - with their departure staggered while replacements are found.

The 21-strong council - meeting to discuss its position following no confidence votes by the Zoological Society of London, the zoo's parent body - has written to fellows asking them to suggest new members. An evaluation committee is considering several plans to safeguard the zoo's future. The front-runners are a pounds 61m proposal led by David Laing, of the construction family, and a plan from the management.