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 26 October 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
Virginia Ironside forgot where she had put the computer discs from her prehistoric Amstrad. They turned up, though. Under her prescription goggles – where else? A lesser woman would have put this down to a "senior moment" and a cruder woman to a CRAFT (can't remember a fucking thing) episode, but to her all it means is that her memory, always dodgy, has just got worse. This means she can enjoy old films afresh; they seem as if just released.
Thursday 15 October 2009
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Monday 05 October 2009
Thursday 03 September 2009
A mother whose nine-year-old daughter was strangled by her partner in his lorry cab today said she had thought he was her "Prince Charming."
Friday 28 August 2009
A giant ice lolly did the rounds at a zoo today to try to keep the rhinos, coatis and camels cool in the summer heat.
Thursday 27 August 2009
A secular group is demanding that tourism groups stop promoting a "Creationist" zoo which questions the traditional view of evolution.
Saturday 22 August 2009
Zoos, as we are all being told in these animal sensitive times, are imprisoning institutions whose main value is to preserve endangered species and provide somewhere to go for separated fathers whose turn is to look after the kids for the weekend.
Saturday 22 August 2009
Ken Livingstone and wife-to-be Emma Beal are to say their vows among the wallabies and emus of London Zoo, the capital's former mayor has revealed.
Friday 21 August 2009
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has chosen London Zoo as the exotic location for his wedding to his long term partner next month, it was reported today.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
The clue to one of this show's weaknesses is already in the title; it's homage time.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'