News and Updates Archive

The Animal Facts news section brings you the latest updates on animals both in human care and in the wild. We publish our favourite story from the world's zoos here each day. We also bring you a range of additional stories through our facebook and twitter page as part of our news alerts service.

Edinburgh Zoo Panda Pair Returning to China in December 

Edinburgh Zoo Giant Pandas Returning to China

September 5, 2023

Yang Guang and Tian Tian, the giant panda pair at Edinburgh Zoo are confirmed to be returning to China during December 2023.

Bright Orange Baby Monkey is Born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Francois Langur Infant

September 5, 2023

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have celebrated the birth of a francois langur infant. The new arrival currently has a coat of orange fur.

Potter Park Zoo Hatch Magellanic Penguin Chick 

Magellanic penguin Chick at Potter Park Zoo

September 3, 2023

Potter Park Zoo have celebrated the successful hatching of a magellanic penguin chick to parents, Skipper and Jayde.

Black Rhino Calf Debuts at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

September 2, 2023

Black rhinoceros calf Matobo has made his debut at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo after being born in April 2023.

Fort Worth Zoo Celebrate Hatching of Endangered Gharials 

Gharial Hatchling at Fort Worth Zoo

September 2, 2023

Fort Worth Zoo have celebrated the hatching of four gharial in a major boost for the conservation of their threatened species.

Quality Quokkas the Newest Residents at Australia Zoo 

Quokka Arrival at Australia Zoo

September 1, 2023

Australia Zoo have welcomed some new arrivals to their family, three quokka. The world's happiest animal is now on show at the world famous attraction.

Bouncing Baby Bettong Brings Hope for Threatened Species 

Northern Bettong Baby Mount Zero-Taravale Australian Wildlife Conservancy

September 1, 2023

The discovery of the first new recruit within the northern bettong population at Mount Zero-Taravale has been celebrated.

Meet the Four Adorable Piglets That Just Got Names at Edinburgh Zoo 

Visayan Warty Pigs at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

August 31, 2023

Four Visayan warty pigs born in June at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have been named after their genders were confirmed.

Ringo the Wombat Turns 10 at Wild Life Sydney Zoo 

August 30, 2023

Ringo the southern hairy nosed wombat has celebrated his tenth birthday at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with keepers throwing him a party.

Incredibly Rare, Secretary Bird Chick Hatches at the San Antonio Zoo 

Secretary Bird Chick San Antonio Zoo

August 28, 2023

San Antonio Zoo have celebrated the birth of an incredibly rare secretary bird chick which is under the care of zoo staff.

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