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Press Releases

Feb 12, 2015

Head over Paws in Love

This Valentine’s Day, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is celebrating some of the zoo world’s long-standing couples.

Visit a BIAZA zoo or aquarium on Saturday (Feb 14) and keep an eye out for some of our most amorous animals.

One of our oldest breeding pairs can be found at Blackpool Zoo. Flamingos Miami and Bermuda have been together for 42 years and have had one chick together. Not all flamingos mate for life, but zoo records show these two have stuck together through thick and thin.

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Paignton Zoo's Great Big Rhino Project has made crucial donations of cash to wildlife conservation on two continents. The Project is to give £60,000 to support work in Africa and South East Asia to protect rhinos in the wild. More

Collaborative research by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bristol Zoological Society and the Comorian NGO Dahari has revealed the Livingstone’s fruit bat is likely to be the most endangered fruit bat in the world. 


New data released by WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) today reveals that overall global vertebrate populations are on course to decline by an average of 67 per cent from 1970 levels by the end of this decade, unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact on species and ecosystems.


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