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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Monday 06 July 2009
Chester Zoo was evacuated this afternoon after 30 chimpanzees escaped from their enclosure. The animals found their way into a keeper area where their food is prepared at 12.40pm. More than 5,000 visitors were asked to leave the 110-acre zoo shortly afterwards, as keepers rounded up the chimps. There were no injuries to members of the public or staff and the decision was taken purely as a precautionary measure, the zoo said in a statement. "We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused to our visitors and would thank them for their full co-operation and patience," the statement said. The zoo has more than 1.3 million visitors a year and has been named by Forbes as one of the best 15 zoos in the world.
Thursday 02 July 2009
Michael Jackson had a secret long-term girlfriend and fell victim to a series of unscrupulous private physicians, his British former bodyguard claimed today.
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Baking Britain was set to hit record temperatures again today as the country sweltered in the grip of heatwave conditions.
Saturday 13 June 2009
It cost millions of taxpayer dollars, contains artificial trees with especially springy limbs, and was almost certainly the world's first animal enclosure to get a feng shui makeover. But the swanky new monkey house at Los Angeles Zoo has one very important thing missing – monkeys.
Friday 15 May 2009
Susi the elephant is sad and bored. She paces to and fro in her small pen in Barcelona Zoo, swinging her head and trunk anxiously from side to side. She has even started eating her own faeces in stress and frustration.
Sunday 10 May 2009
A 137 pound orangutan with a history of mischief short-circuited an electric barrier, then built a makeshift ladder to escape from her enclosure, forcing Adelaide Zoo to be evacuated on one of its busiest days of the year.
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Afghanistan's only known pig has been locked in a room, away from visitors to Kabul zoo where it normally grazes beside deer and goats, because people are worried it could infect them with the virus popularly known as swine flu.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Friday 10 April 2009
Police say a woman jumped into a polar bear enclosure at Berlin Zoo and was bitten several times on her arms and legs.
Friday 10 April 2009
A Polish politician has criticised his local zoo for acquiring a "gay" elephant named Ninio who prefers male companions and will probably not procreate, local media reported today.
Monday 30 March 2009
Sunday 29 March 2009
Friday 27 March 2009
A mystery Belfast woman who cared for a baby elephant in her back garden during the war years has finally been identified.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Saturday 28 February 2009
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