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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.

London Zoo Weigh In 2021

London Zoo Animal’s Weigh-In To Stay Healthy 

August 26, 2021

ZSL London Zoo have conducted their annual weigh-in to ensure that the 20,000 animals in their care are in top health.

Komodo Dragon Australian Reptile Park

Australian First as Komodo Dragons Breed at Reptile Park 

August 26, 2021

In a first for Australia the pair of Komodo Dragons housed at the Australian Reptile Park have mated with keepers now hoping for eggs.

Sly Fox Evades Capture Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Sly Fox Prevents Opening of Australian Wildlife Sanctuary 

August 26, 2021

A fox at a wildlife sanctuary in Australia has been evading capture for 3 years preventing the stocking of the new sanctuary with endangered species.

Elk Calf Highland Wildlife Park

Elk Calf Named at Highland Wildlife Park 

August 25, 2021

A European elk calf born at Highland Wildlife Park three months ago has been named by keepers at the Scottish wildlife park.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Annual Weigh In

Animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Step on the Scales 

August 25, 2021

The animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have stepped up on the scales as part of efforts to ensure they remain healthy.

Pinchy the Lucky Crayfish at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium Gives a Home to Luckiest Crayfish 

August 25, 2021

Sydney Aquarium have given a home to Pinchy a crayfish which was abandoned in a styrofoam box next to a dumpster in the city.

Asian one-horned rhino calf The Wilds

The Wilds Introduce Greater One Horned Rhino Calf 

August 24, 2021

The Wilds in Columbus Ohio have introduced a greater one horned rhinoceros calf born on August 16th 2021.

Oklahoma City Zoo Clouded Leopard Cub

Oklahoma City Zoo Welcome Clouded Leopard Kitten 

August 24, 2021

The Oklahoma City Zoo have welcomed a clouded leopard kitten which is currently being cared for by keepers at the zoo.

Giant Panda Cub - Xiao Qi Ji - Birthday Party

Xiao Qi Ji Celebrates First Birthday at Smithsonian 

August 22, 2021

Xiao Qi Ji the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated his first birthday with a party and tried out some cake.

New Marmoset Species found in Amazon

Scientist’s Uncover New Species of Marmoset in Amazon 

August 21, 2021

Scientist’s have described a new species of marmoset, Schneider’s marmoset (Mico schneideri) after their discovery in the Amazon.

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Porcupine ZSL London Zoo

Prickly Porcupette Debuts at ZSL London Zoo 

New Komodo Dragon Habitat at Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo Open Upgraded Komodo Dragon Habitat 

Texas Horned Lizard

Fort Worth Zoo Celebrate Release of Horned Lizards 

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