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Hippos slaughtered by rebel group in national park
25 Oct 2006
Hippos falling victim to a poaching spree in a national park could die out in the area by Christmas unless the culling stops, Zoological Society of London conservationists are warning. We are launching an appeal to raise funds for extra ranger training.
JUMBO TODDLER HAS A BIRTHDAY KICK-ABOUT
25 Sep 2006
Whipsnade’s male elephant calf Euan is two years old on Monday September 25th and his keepers are holding a jumbo birthday bash for him!
Do you want French Flies with that?
15 Sep 2006
Continental small red-eyed damselflies that surf around on their own personal lily-pads are colonising Britain’s ponds and lakes, conservationists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) reveal today.
ZSL to hold 180th anniversary gala for gorillas
14 Sep 2006
An exclusive black tie gala to raise funds for gorilla conservation is being held by the Zoological Society of London to celebrate the society’s 180th anniversary.
Pride of London
6 Sep 2006
Emergency Services workers gain free entry to London Zoo
WHIPSNADE’S NEW ARRIVAL IS JUMBO-SIZED
22 Aug 2006
A new Asian elephant has joined the thriving herd at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park and is already making some new ele-friends.
Dolphin spotting with ZSL
14 Aug 2006
Dolphins, seals and porpoises that regularly visit Essex waters will be part of an extensive survey conducted with vital help from the public.
Meerkat Babies Born at London Zoo
9 Aug 2006
One of London Zoo’s resident meerkats, Jenny, who was born here in 1997, has given birth to four “kits” or “pups” which first poked their heads out for the public to see this week (Weds).
Wren’s den is a wheely good idea!
8 Aug 2006
Whipsnade veterinary nurse Emma Maddocks was surprised to find “patients” of a very different kind nesting in the wheel of her Land Rover recently.
ZSL to monitor first hawksbill turtle with satellites
4 Aug 2006
The movements of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle are to be tracked for the first time by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Giant toothbrushes for pygmy hippos
20 Jul 2006
London Zoo’s hippos are road-testing new giant toothbrushes!
If you’ve ever wondered how hippos clean their teeth, wonder no more…
Pupils make presents for Whipsnade’s animals!
18 Jul 2006
Otters, lemurs and giraffes will be among the animals at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park getting some new activity objects, hand-made by pupils of Kensworth Lower School.
Enjoy an ethical Christmas in a material world
12 Jul 2006
London Zoo has the perfect antidote to Christmas shopping nightmares.
They call it Okapi love
7 Jul 2006
Join London Zoo’s new male okapi on his first date with our female.
Last chance for world’s most endangered mammal
28 Jun 2006
One of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)’s key scientists, today unveils the plans for a crucial conservation project to save the world’s most endangered mammal, the Yangtze River dolphin. The dolphin, commonly known as the baiji, is the only living member of an entire family of aquatic mammals and is only distantly related to other dolphin species, but fewer than fifty individuals are believed to survive today. Writing in the journal Oryx, Dr Sam Turvey describes the measures that must now be undertaken if the world is to have any chance of saving this enchanting, but critically endangered animal.
FAST CAT SPOTTED AT WHIPSNADE!
26 Jun 2006
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is cheering the arrival of the worlds fastest land mammal; an adult male cheetah.
Meet the strongman of the insect world
22 Jun 2006
London Zoo showcases its giant Hercules beetles during national Insect Week.
Zoological Society of London announces winners of its annual awards
20 Jun 2006
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is delighted to announce the winners of its Annual Scientific Awards, which will be presented by the President of ZSL, Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, this evening (20th June 2006). The awards recognise particularly noteworthy achievements in Zoology, both at an advanced academic level and at earlier stages in the scientists’ careers. The awards also recognise the importance of the work of those working outside academic institutions, focusing on communication of zoology and its significance in a world where public understanding of science and related issues is vital to the success of the conservation of our planet.
Top scientist demands end to abuse of planet earth
19 Jun 2006
“The looming sixth mass extinction serves as a stark warning to us that human beings are not using the planet sustainably” states Professor Sir John Lawton CBE FRS tonight at the Zoological Society’s Annual Stamford Raffles Lecture. Sir John, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and former Chief Executive of NERC, is speaking on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Unsustainable Development and is employing his wealth of international experience to express his grave concerns for our continued disregard for our earth’s finite natural resources.
Zoo’s the daddy?
18 Jun 2006
London Zoo staff vote marmosets the best animal dad this Fathers’ Day
Squirrel monkeys play a home game at London Zoo
8 Jun 2006
London Zoo’s 11 monkeys play a friendly before Saturday’s match.
ZSL Appoints a New Leader of the Pack
31 May 2006
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is thrilled to announce the appointment of David Field to the position of Zoological Director of London Zoo, Whipsnade Wild Animal Park and the imminent Biota!
Butterfly symphony at London Zoo
25 May 2006
Tropical butterflies are making music at London Zoo’s brand new exhibit
CHRISTIAN SLATER GIVES UP HIS JEANS TO HELP RHINOS!
25 May 2006
Actor Christian Slater, who stars as maverick patient Randall P. McMurphy in the West End production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is giving up his jeans for Whipsnade Wild Animal Park’s rhino conservation appeal.
Hippo hippo shake!
19 May 2006
London Zoo’s pygmy hippos are moving house for the summer
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