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The Animal Facts news section brings you the latest updates on animals both in human care and in the wild. We publish our favorite 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.

Covid-19 in big cats at Smithsonian

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Big Cats Recovering from Covid-19 

October 10, 2021

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo have shared an update on their big cats which tested positive for Covid-19.

Giraffe Calf Hand-Rearing Perth Zoo

Giraffe Calf Being Hand-Reared at Perth Zoo 

October 9, 2021

Perth Zoo have announced that they are hand-rearing their giraffe calf born recently after first-time mother Ellie failed to take to motherhood.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise Housewarming London Zoo

Housewarming For London Zoo Tortoise Family 

October 7, 2021

The Galapagos giant tortoise family at ZSL London Zoo have enjoyed a housewarming party ahead of the opening of their new exhibit.

Toronto Zoo Sumatran orangutan are expecting

Toronto Zoo Sumatran Orangutan Is Expecting 

October 7, 2021

Toronto Zoo have announced that their Sumatran orangutan pair, Sekali and Budi are expecting the first orangutan infant to be born at the zoo in 15 years.

Cheetah Cub Adoption Smithsonian's National Zoo

Cheetah Cub Finds A New Family at Wildlife Safari 

October 7, 2021

A cheetah cub which was being hand-reared by the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute now has an adoptive family.

Woodland Park Zoo Sumatran Orangutan Introduction

Perfect Match for Orangutans at Woodland Park Zoo 

October 7, 2021

Woodland Park Zoo have introduced female Sumatran orangutan Batu to her future partner, Gomek following her arrival from Philadelphia Zoo.

Grevy's Zebra Foal Marwell Zoo

Zebra Gives Birth in Front of Guests at Marwell Zoo 

October 6, 2021

Visitors to Marwell Zoo were greeted by a rare sight recently as Ellen the zebra welcomed a foal in to the world.

Polar Bear Maryland Zoo

Maryland Zoo Polar Bears Ready to Move 

October 5, 2021

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore are preparing for the move of two polar bears to new homes as part of the breeding program.

Perth Zoo Giraffe Calf

Giraffe Calf Joins the Herd at Perth Zoo 

October 4, 2021

Perth Zoo have welcomed their second giraffe calf in just four weeks. It is the first time Perth Zoo have had two giraffe calves at the same time.

King the Rhino at Oregon Zoo

King the Rhino Takes Up Residence in Newly Built Palace 

October 3, 2021

King the black rhinoceros has taken up residence in the Oregon Zoo’s new Rhino Ridge habitat after moving from Chicago.

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Moose Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Orphaned Moose Finds New Home at Columbus Zoo 

New Andean Bear Reid Park Zoo

Homecoming as Andean Bear Arrives at Reid Park Zoo 

Golden Headed Lion Tamarin Twins Smithsonian's National Zoo

Golden Headed Lion Tamarins Born at Smithsonian 

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