Creatures were given snacks in exchange for having their details recorded by zoo keepers
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Friday 06 July 2012
Gorillas given helping hand as family expands
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Landmark study shows numbers have fallen by third since 1970s
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Visitor numbers at Edinburgh Zoo are up 200% thanks to the recent arrival of giant pandas.
Friday 13 January 2012
The male giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo has been taken ill suffering from colic.
Saturday 07 January 2012
1. The Battle of the River Plate.
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.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Agyness Deyn is to attempt the transition from walking the catwalk to treading the boards, with a West End debut pencilled in for early next year. The role in The Leisure Society may not be too much of a problem for the supermodel, as it was described yesterday as a "toxic comedy" that offers a "glimpse into a grotesque world of self-indulgent excess". Ms Deyn will play Paula, a "promiscuous free spirit" invited to the dinner party of a self-obsessed professional couple that spirals out of control.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Populations of the festive favourite soar, but not so for its fellow red-breasts
Monday 12 December 2011
Sir David Attenborough has defended using footage in his Frozen Planet series of a polar bear tending her newborn cubs that was shot in a zoo.
Saturday 03 December 2011
First there was the prawn sandwich brigade, then the rubber chicken circuit. Now the corporate hospitality industry is bracing itself for the birth of the bamboo banquet.
Thursday 23 June 2011
The prestigious Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has been awarded to The Independent's Environment Editor, Michael McCarthy.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
With fewer than 2,500 giant pandas left in the wild and 312 living in captivity, every breeding pair is vital to the continued survival of the species. Little wonder that the imminent arrival in Britain of a couple with a successful reproductive history – the first pandas to be in the UK for 17 years – has been eagerly anticipated by conservationists and animal lovers.
Friday 01 April 2011
They stare lifelessly from every shelf: platypus, slipper lobster, flying fox, penguin, pocket gopher, hagfish, tiger, tapir, koala, sea squirt, elephant, tree shrew, dodo, armadillo and thousands more. Elsewhere, 18 baby moles are crammed in a jar, like hairy gobstoppers in a sweet shop.
Monday 10 January 2011
China said today it will gift Britain a pair of giant pandas as vice premier Li Keqiang marked the second day of his official visit to the UK with the signing of trade deals worth an estimated £2.6 billion.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Our article, 'Warring tigers,escaping birds, marauding snakes: it's chaos at London Zoo' (16 October 2010) referred to a report following an informal zoo inspection which took place in July 2009 . The title suggested that the matters were current not historical, and so was misleading as many of the issues highlighted in the report had already been resolved by the zoo, some before the 2009 inspection. Some details were also inaccurately reported. London Zoo, as the article stated, was praised in the inspectors' report and was said to be run 'extremely well'.
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