Sam the baby elephant loves his birthday cake!

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Sam the baby elephant loves his birthday cake!

Baby Asian elephant Sam celebrated his first birthday in style with a giant ‘birthday cake’!

The mammoth ‘birthday cake’, which has been specially made by Mr Kipling to help the Zoo celebrate its annual Elephantastic event this weekend, 19th-20th September.

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A pygmy goat filmed on Kid Cam at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Hullabazoo Farm.

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Puddle the penguin chick has swimming lessons.

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Catch up with how the new cubs are getting on!

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Image of a cheetah for the title still of the Ask A Keeper video

Our expert keeper Phil Curzon answers your questions about cheetahs.

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Find out how we've trained our otters to get weighed.

Caiman lizard eating a snail at ZSL London Zoo's Reptile House.

Watch our amazing caiman lizard hunting for food.

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Adorable penguin chick is already proving to be a bit of a demanding diva....

Grant and Koko the chimpanzees play with Valentines Day enrichment at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's chimpanzee's get in the Valentines Day spirit.

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HRH The Duke of Cambridge joined the United for Wildlife organisations at a...

Close up of a sloth's face in Rainforest Life at ZSL London Zoo

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Baby common hippo goes for first swim at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Our new baby hippo makes a big splash!

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Waxy monkey frog on a weighing spoon during the annual weigh in at ZSL London Zoo.

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HRH the Duke of Edinburgh launches Tiger Territory at ZSL London Zoo.

Watch HRH The Duke of Edinburgh officially open Tiger Territory.

Come within a whisker of nature's most breathtaking predator.

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First ever footage of a little known species of seahorse.

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Jae Jae, a Sumatran Tiger, at ZSL London Zoo.

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Did you know tigers are naturally very good swimmers?

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Close up of King cobra

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A zoo keeper counts baby elephant Max at the annual stock take at ZSL Whipsnade Z

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Squirrel monkey eating treats from a Christmas Tree enrichment at ZSL London Zoo

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Kumbuka celebrates his birthday at ZSL London Zoo 2013

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Cheetah cub looking at birthday cake at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Cheetah Rock

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Ring-tailed lemur at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Max the baby elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Meet Max, the 22 stone baby elephant calf!

Baby okapi calf Daphne outside at ZSL London Zoo.

Baby Okapi calf Daphne gives her mum the run around.

Baby tapir Adi in his den at ZSL London Zoo.

Cute baby Tapir Adi heads outside for the first time!

Baby penguin chicks Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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Baby Asian rhino Jamil with mother Behan at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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A group of otters at ZSL London Zoo

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IoZ staff and students 2013

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Asian rhino, from rhinos of Nepal

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Sumatran tiger captured on a camera trap

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Sumatran tiger bones

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Squirrel monkey playing with camera

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A komodo dragon at ZSL London Zoo.

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