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.

Fort Worth Zoo Welcome Asian Elephant Calf 

Asian Elephant Calf Born at Fort Worth Zoo

February 27, 2023

Fort Worth Zoo have celebrated the birth of their fifth ever Asian elephant calf, a healthy male living in the new Elephant Springs habitat.

Aussie Ark Release Nature’s Firefighters 

Aussie Ark Long-Nosed Potoroo Release

February 26, 2023

Aussie Ark have released 20 long-nosed potoroos, known as natures firefighters for the assistance they provide in reducing fires.

New Wild Dog Pack Bring Baby Hopes for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 

Wild Dog Pack at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

February 23, 2023

The arrival of three male African wild dogs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo to form a new pack is bringing hopes for breeding of this endangered species.

AWC Secure Funding for Phascogale Translocation 

Red Tailed Phascogale Funding Australian Wildlife Conservancy

February 23, 2023

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) have secured funding for the translocation of red-tailed phascogales to Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary.

Dama Gazelles First Births for 2023 at Columbus Zoo 

Dama Gazelle Calves Born at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

February 23, 2023

A trio of dama gazelle calves have been introduced as the first births for 2023 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

ZSL London Zoo Welcome New Pygmy Hippo 

ZSL London Zoo new Pygmy Hippo

February 22, 2023

ZSL London Zoo have welcomed a new pygmy hippo in to their family, Amara who will join their breeding project for this species.

Zoo Miami Welcome North American River Otter Pups 

North American River Otter Pups Zoo Miami

February 9, 2023

Zoo Miami welcomed a trio of North American River Otter Pups this week who got a clean bill of health at their first check.

Gorilla Swap Aids Conservation of Species 

Saint Louis and Brookfield Zoo Gorilla Swap

February 8, 2023

Saint Louis Zoo and Brookfield Zoo have completed a swap of two male gorillas allowing for one to join a breeding group.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Welcome Fifth Giraffe Calf 

Giraffe Calf Taronga Western Plains Zoo

February 6, 2023

Taronga Western Plains Zoo are celebrating the birth of their fifth giraffe calf within the last 12 months.

Audubon Zoo Celebrate Unconventional Groundhog Day 

Aardvark Groundhog Day Audubon Zoo

February 2, 2023

Audubon Zoo celebrated groundhog day but with no groundhog day they relied on another animal for their forecast, an aardvark.

Blackbuck Calves at Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo Hand-Rearing Blackbuck Calves

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