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.

Saint Louis Zoo Celebrate Birth of Baby Monkey 

Baby Colobus at Saint Louis Zoo

April 20, 2022

The Saint Louis Zoo have welcomed the birth of a baby colobus monkey, the first baby born at their Primate Trails habitat since it opened.

Woodland Park Zoo Seek Name for Sloth Bear Cub 

Sloth Bear Cub Woodland Park Zoo

April 19, 2022

Woodland Park Zoo are looking for help to name on of their two sloth bear cubs born 3 months ago at the Seattle attraction. 

First Ever Mexican Spider Monkey Born at Nashville Zoo 

Mexican Spider Monkey Nashville Zoo

April 19, 2022

Nashville Zoo are celebrating the first ever successful birth of a Mexican spider monkey infant to their troop.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Celebrate 50 Years of Pandas 

Giant Panda Celebration Smithsonian's National Zoo

April 18, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo have celebrated 50 years of their giant panda conservation program with a party for their resident pandas.

Adelaide Zoo Animals Enjoy Easter Treats 

Easter Enrichment at Adelaide Zoo

April 17, 2022

The animals at Adelaide Zoo have celebrated Easter with a range of enrichment items provided by keepers.

Easter Bilby Babies Born at Monarto Safari Park 

Great Bilbies Born at Monarto Safari Park

April 15, 2022

Monarto Safari Park have introduced a pair of baby bilbies born as part of their conservation efforts ahead of the Easter holiday.

Oakland Zoo Relaunch Efforts to Save Injured Herons 

Heron Rescue Project Oakland Zoo

April 15, 2022

After a two year pause for Covid the Oakland Zoo have relaunched their conservation work to save black crowned night heron chicks which become injured in the city of Oakland.

Cotton Top Tamarin Infant Chester Zoo

April 15, 2022

Conservationists at the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo say they are ”overjoyed” following the birth of a rare cotton top tamarin.

Belfast Zoo Welcome Record Visitor Numbers 

Record Breaking Year at Belfast Zoo

April 14, 2022

Belfast Zoo welcomed their highest visitor numbers in a decade during 2021 spurred by a range of successes in their breeding programs.

Adelaide Zoo Hatch Endangered Western Swamp Tortoises 

Western Swamp Tortoise Hatchlings Adelaide Zoo

April 14, 2022

Adelaide Zoo have introduced a number of endangered western swamp tortoises which recently hatched at the zoo.

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