Creatures were given snacks in exchange for having their details recorded by zoo keepers
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Thursday 02 May 2013
Even the love tunnel couldn’t get Tian Tian in the mood – and so the scientists intervened to artificially inseminate UK's only female giant panda at Edinburgh zoo
Sunday 21 April 2013
Panda experts say Tian Tian was showing signs that were not 'conducive to mating'
Friday 05 April 2013
Edinburgh Zoo hopes Tian Tian and Yang Guang will mate for the first time within days
Saturday 30 March 2013
It's almost boring: yet another excellent British Sea Power album.
Saturday 16 March 2013
A bird-brained philosophy of science
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Remember ant farms? Two sheets of glass filled with earth and topped off with a cartoon rendering of a Midwestern cattle ranch? In my experience, they seemed to offer a matchless way for a budding entomologist to study the process by which live ants turn into dead ones – or, just occasionally, how excitable human matriarchs can become when the ant colony breaks free and heads across the kitchen for the sugar bag. Having watched Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony, though, I can see that these rudimentary affairs barely deserved the name of ant farm.
Saturday 02 March 2013
'Luna' will be formally named in Facebook contest
John Walsh on Derek: Funny how Ricky Gervais's show lacks laughs, when Lena Dunham's Girls crackles with wit and invention
Sunday 03 February 2013
Gervais's latest addition to his comedy menagerie grates more than it amuses
Tuesday 11 December 2012
If you haven't seen it yet and want to feel all Christmassy, here's a video of a dog adopting orphaned tiger cubs.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Avian pox, which has spread among woodpigeons and house sparrows for a number of years, is now taking its toll of populations of the great tit
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The alleged abuse of elephants at Twycross Zoo should make us consider once more the role zoos play in animal conservation
Monday 05 November 2012
Berlin likes to honour its animal legends. Knautschke was the name of the city's beloved hippopotamus – a brave creature born in Berlin's zoo at the height of the Second World War, he survived the trauma of the Allied air raids which killed his mother.
Horror as toddler mauled to death after mother balanced him on railing above wild dog enclosure at zoo
Sunday 04 November 2012
The boy, who was visiting the zoo with his mother and friends, fell about 14 feet into an exhibit that's home to a pack of African painted dogs
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nobel Prize-winner Sir John Gurdon didn't impress his teachers. He's not the only success story with a shocker of a report card, as Tim Walker discovers
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Police say a 21-year old man was found dead inside the tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo with his throat bitten.
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
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 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'