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Jun 14, 2016
One of the world’s rarest birds has a new hope: it’s laid eggs in captivity for the first time.
Seven eggs have been laid so far by two spoon-billed sandpipers at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK.
May 11, 2016
World leading conservationists are launching a global campaign to combat the illegal trade in wildlife - and are calling on members of the public to help solve the crisis. Chester Zoo is leading the initiative in Europe in a battle to save hundreds of species threatened with extinction, joining forces with the international wildlife trade monitor TRAFFIC - as well as Taronga Zoo in Australia and San Diego Zoo in the USA. Experts hope that the new worldwide campaign will inspire the public to report offences when they see or suspect them via Wildlife Witness, a free smartphone app.
May 5, 2016
Durrell's Professor Carl Jones is this year's winner of the world’s leading award for animal conservation, the Indianapolis Prize. Professor Jones has been recognised for bringing back at least nine species from the brink of extinction - work made possible through the implementation of hands-on animal husbandry techniques developed in contemporary zoological institutions.
Apr 13, 2016
The UK's only two giant pandas, based at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, are providing their support – and poo - to scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) who aim to improve conservation in the wild through better understanding of exactly what members of this iconic species eat.
Apr 13, 2016
In a bid to counteract the worsening threat to banteng survival, Chester Zoo has joined forces with the wider global zoo community, international conservationists and the Indonesian government to support banteng conservation in South East Asia. The zoo’s new female calf, Jasmine - is the first youngster to be born since the collaboration was formed at the end of last month.
Mar 14, 2016
New Forest Wildlife Park is sending its giant otter brothers, Simuni and Akuri, to Colombia as part of a prestigious international breeding programme.
Mar 4, 2016
Regionally rare wading bird returns to wetland reserve as WWT Washington’s new shingle islands have welcomed this year’s first returning avocets.
Feb 24, 2016
A baby Western lowland gorilla has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens after an emergency caesarean procedure.
Feb 19, 2016
The conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), announced today that preparations have begun to allow male polar bear Arktos to meet female polar bear Victoria for the first time. This is the latest and most exciting step in our efforts to support the European breeding programme for this at risk species, which is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of endangered species.
Feb 18, 2016
Nobby the polar bear has become the latest special addition to the animal kingdom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP).
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