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.

Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity 

July 2, 2012

An endangered Sumatrian rhinoceros has been born at a sactuary in Indonesia, which is one of only four recorded births of a Sumatrian rhinoceros in captivity in 100 years.   The birth is significant because it is believed that there are less than 200 Sumatrian rhinoceros living in Indonesia & Malaysia. A spokesman for Indonesia’s… Continue reading Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity

Tortise Subspecies Gone Forever 

June 25, 2012

Lonesome George the last of his kind has died. The Pinta Island Giant Tortoise was found dead in his corral. George was best known for an apparent aversion to females of his species. He was the last known individual of his subspecies. George’s body will be kept in a cold chamber that will help prevent… Continue reading Tortise Subspecies Gone Forever

Spider Monkey Infant at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo Welcome Adorable Spider Monkey Infant
Giraffe Passing at Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo Share Sad News of Oldest Giraffes Passing

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