Monkey pulls five-year-old boy’s finger off in attack at Portuguese zoo

Monkey pulls five-year-old boy’s finger off in attack at Portuguese zoo: Child is mauled as he stood near animal’s cage The monkey bit the child’s finger and pulled it from the rest of his hand A police officer retrieved the missing finger which medics hope to re-attach The five-year-old was rushed to a hospital for … Read more

Pack of wolves eat pet dog after owner accidentally drops it into their enclosure at Chinese zoo 

Pack of wolves eat pet dog after owner accidentally drops it into their enclosure at Chinese zoo Video footage shows the wolves mauling the dog before one wolf runs off with it between its fangs in the Wild Wolf Valley, China  The owner was holding the small dog and watching the wolves from a deck But … Read more

Chimpanzee makes friends with 28-day-old bear cub at Turkish zoo

This new arrival has some bear-faced cheek! Chimpanzee makes friends with 28-day-old bear cub at Turkish zoo  A 28-day-old bear cub has made friends with a Chimpanzee at a zoo in Turkey, adorable images show   The cub named Boncuk was brought to Gaziantep Zoo as a rescue animal after being illegally transported Boncuk was pictured … Read more

Reopening plans for Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland and London Zoo

Britain’s thrillseekers and nature lovers are looking forward to the return of theme parks and zoos next Monday, which will be among the first major attractions to reopen from the third national coronavirus lockdown. Legoland Windsor, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and London Zoo are all set to welcome visitors once more … Read more

Britain’s worst jail gets a PETTING ZOO so they can de-stress

Prisoners at one of Britain’s worst jails get a PETTING ZOO so they can de-stress by stroking gerbils and bunny rabbits Prisoners at HMP Hindley can book sessions with the animals to help with stress  A report praised the jail for coming up with ‘imaginative initiatives’ Petting zoos are known to help relax people, with animals … Read more

Zoo challenges eagle-eyed animal lovers to find perfectly camouflaged snow leopards

Can you SPOT them? Zoo challenges eagle-eyed animal lovers to find perfectly camouflaged snow leopards hidden among rocks Five Sisters Zoo have asked animal lovers to spot camouflaged snow leopards Zoo staff have described the challenge as being at ‘expert level’   Snow leopards are known as being one of the world’s most elusive cats By Sophie … Read more

Attention seeking gibbon performing for passers by outside London Zoo during lockdown

‘Lonely’ London Zoo gibbon who’s missing the company of visitors over lockdown has taken to ‘performing’ for passers-by in nearby Regent’s Park, his keeper reveals Northern white cheek gibbon Jimmy is desperate for interaction in lockdown Has been showing off to passers-by as they walk through London’s Regent’s Park Zookeeper Nick Burnham says animal can hardly wait … Read more

You’re so funny, Mummy! Polar bear cub ‘laughs’ as it plays with its mother at Russian zoo 

You’re so funny, Mummy! Polar bear cub ‘laughs’ as it plays with its mother at Russian zoo Kolymana, an eight-year-old mother polar bear, has been photographed ‘laughing’ with one of her cubs Photographer Natalya Okoneshnikova snapped the polar bear and her cub sharing the playful moment Kolymana lives with her two cubs at the Orto-Doydu Zoo in … Read more

Carrie Symonds charity hit by official spending probe: Regulator is to investigate finances at zoo

Watchdogs have launched a dramatic inquiry into Carrie Symonds‘ zoo charity. The Charity Commission is carrying out a statutory probe – its most serious type of investigation – into spending at the Aspinall Foundation following revelations in the Daily Mail. It will examine allegations of financial mismanagement at the charity, which hired Miss Symonds earlier … Read more

London Zoo will reopen on April 12 – but indoor areas are off-limits

London Zoo will reopen on April 12 – but indoor areas are off-limits, masks are mandatory and visitors must book ahead and follow one-way map Only outdoor routes will be open and visitor numbers will be reduced at the site  Roughly half of the site will be closed when the zoo reopens next month  Whipsnade … Read more