Creatures were given snacks in exchange for having their details recorded by zoo keepers
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Monday 09 December 2013
The sharp decline in some of Britain’s most common bird species is resulting for the first time in their disappearance from some parts of the United Kingdom, conservationists warn today.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Neo, a baby Kirk's dik-dik antelope is learning to walk on his own four feet with the help of sister Aluna
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Sir David Attenborough was delighted by the news
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Edinburgh Zoo insists it will press on with controversial breeding programme
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Google has marked the birthday of the ornithologist and renowned natural history artist William John Swainson with a Doodle featuring some of his intricate illustrations.
Monday 16 September 2013
European Court of Justice rules that copyright belongs to Berlin zoo for toys, mugs and sporting goods
Saturday 24 August 2013
“Throw us a bone,” begged a friend, “write about someone we’ve heard of.” “Edward Lear,” I suggested. “Oh, the artist,” came the reply.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Floodlights, infra-red sights, rescue teams and TV crews all turn out after boy swimmer's ankle bitten 'by alligator snapping turtle'
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Alligator snapping turtle is believed to be exotic pet released into wild in Bavaria
Saturday 10 August 2013
Online travel sites investigated
Friday 09 August 2013
Male and female autism is different
Thursday 11 July 2013
Zookeeper says chimpanzee, who impersonated James Bond, was 'a favourite with everyone'
Saturday 25 May 2013
My big brother invited me to the zoo this week so I'd have something to put in my column for The Independent. That, and also to help him look after his children. I've got two nieces and a nephew or two nephews and a niece, and I've read enough newspaper articles and Roald Dahl books over the years to know that these people need to be protected when they are near things like hippos and toucans. The last thing I want to do is make up some excuse about having to wallpaper my toilet and then later learn that my niece was pecked by a flamingo because I wasn't there.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The Independent columnist and novelist Howard Jacobson is celebrating becoming the first writer to claim the UK's only prize for comic fiction for a second time.
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.
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered...
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'