To most of us, lions are African, but many of the great beasts of legend were Indian. Now a zoo plans to breed more of them
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Thursday 02 January 2014
Creatures were given snacks in exchange for having their details recorded by zoo keepers
Sunday 28 July 2013
Safety report reveals that rises in chlorine in the pool where they perform their popular Splash show has caused deterioration in their vision
Thursday 09 May 2013
A worldwide appeal has been launched to find a mate for the last remaining males of a fish on the brink of extinction. The Mangarahara cichlid, from Madagascar, is believed to have vanished from the wild as a result of the building of dams on the Mangarahara River.
Monday 06 May 2013
London Zoo must immediately stop sending me emails inviting me to get up close and personal with eight-legged freaks. Otherwise known as spiders.
Friday 03 May 2013
My book on migration, The Mara Crossing, took seven years. I put the birds and animals first, so their dangerous journeys could show that the drive to find better living conditions is universal and that human migration, a burning political topic everywhere today, is as natural as that of animals. Both are done to survive, both are part of the self-renewing nature of all life.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Conservationists encourage animals to mate by supplying the fishy couples with their own private tanks
Thursday 07 February 2013
Richard Clayderman, who has been called the 'Prince of Romance', has likely had many odd requests during his successful career as a musician, but surely none as strange as this.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Saturday 14 July 2012
He is the world’s most famous defender of the natural world – but for years, Sir David Attenborough harboured a secret guilt about it.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Philately has never got me anywhere, although my early interest in stamp-collecting means I still take an interest in matters relating to postage stamps. As a boy, I loved everything about stamps: they were like miniature works of art (the good ones, anyway), and I found them a much more interesting and engaging way to learn about geography.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Two men have been jailed for trying to smuggle cocaine into Britain in bags of live tropical fish.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
They can dive, swim and glide but even the penguins at London Zoo will find it difficult to hide from keepers who have the tricky but essential task of counting every animal in their care.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Six exotic animals that survived a police hunt after being freed by their owner before he killed himself will be kept in quarantine at a zoo, not returned to his widow, Ohio's department of agriculture has ordered.
Saturday 22 October 2011
When an enormous Siberian tiger has a toothache, you need to find a very brave dentist.
Thursday 20 October 2011
A sheriff said he gave orders to shoot to kill because he had to put the safety of residents first
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