ZSL scientists, studying cheetah in the Serengeti, Tanzania, found that almost half of all litters were made up of cubs with different fathers. This means sperm from several male cheetahs had been used to fertilise multiple eggs.
Press release: Once a cheetah always a cheater
I have just returned from my holidays which I spent in Mongolia of all places. The reason: to see wild Bactrian camels and work with a herdsman herding goats and his domestic camels. How strange to spend your holidays essentially just doing your job in another country!
ZSL is 180 years old and growing with ever increasing vigour. This has been an exhilarating year with significant achievements to report across the whole organisation. You can find out more in our latest annual review launched today at our AGM.
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For a night out with a difference, why not spend a sultry summer evening at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in the company of some of the most intriguing animals in the world. Take an evening strolling through the zoo after hours. Relax in a car-free animal paradise, as you unwind with drinks from licensed bars and food from the BBQ as the sun sets over the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
Take a tour though our amazing aquarium with Brian Zimmerman, our aquarium team leader. Find out about the three main halls in the aquarium and the conservation and breeding programmes we are currently running, as well as viewing some magnificent shots of the fish you can see there.
Watch out for Saving Planet Earth, the latest BBC series supporting animal conservation, which hits our screens next week. The first documentary in the series will feature ZSL’s gorilla and ecotourism project in Gabon with celebrity Will Young, and will be shown on Monday 25th June at 7pm on BBC One.