ZSL London Zoo wins national animal husbandry award
Wednesday 16 January 2013
ZSL London Zoo has been awarded the prestigious award for ‘Significant Advances in Animal Welfare and Husbandry’ by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).
The accolade was awarded to the Zoo for the improved husbandry, enclosure design and behavioural enrichment of the grey slender loris.
2012 saw the slender loris group grow significantly in size with two sets of twins born in the first half of the year, a rare occurrence for the nocturnal creatures who usually only give birth to single offspring.
Special Children’s Day, a weekend of special activities and events for children with special needs and their families at ZSL London Zoo, won the ‘Best Education Project’ in the awards.
Other awards and commendations:
- ZSL London Zoo was commended for Penguin Beach in the ‘Best New Zoo Enclosure’ category.
- ZSL Whipsnade Zoo won the award for Signification Advance in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine for developing a standard objective locomotion scoring system for captive elephants in the UK and Ireland.