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Animal Shows - Who Are They Entertaining?

Georgina Allen | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK
Georgina Allen

This isn't a blog asking people to boycott all animal shows, performances or presentations in zoos or aquariums. There are plenty of those already out...

Who Really Is The Saddest Animal In Captivity?

Georgina Allen | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Georgina Allen

Lately I've been experiencing déjà vu. It seems every article I read on animal welfare concerns in zoos or aquariums is titled something along the l...

This Baby Was Completely Oblivious A Lion Was Trying To Attack Him

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Parents

A nine-month-old baby was completely oblivious to the havoc going on behind him when he was sat in front of a lion’s enclosure at the zoo. Levi Poor...

What Does The Zoo Mean To You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

'Well-run zoos are an aid to animals and are not detrimental to their well-being', 'indeed, in many cases, zoos will turn out to be the last refuge of...

Haunting Photos Capture A Depressing Life For Europe's Zoo Animals

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

Haunting pictures of animals trapped behind bars in Europe’s zoos have been captured by international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation. Th...

Blackcurrant Squash Binge By Zoo Escapee Kumbuka Has 'Raised The Bar' For Anyone Trying To Have A Big Night

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
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Revelations that the gorilla who escaped from his enclosure at London Zoo celebrated by downing five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash has led s...

Sir David Attenborough Slams 'Disrespectful' Zoo Visitors Following London Gorilla Escape

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

Sir David Attenborough has lambasted visitors to zoos who are not “respectful” to animals after a 29-stone gorilla escaped from his London Zoo enc...

Cincinnati Zoo Has Taken Drastic Measures But It Still Can't Stop The Onslaught Of Harambe Memes

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

Cincinnati zoo has closed down its social media accounts and begged the public to stop making memes about Harambe, the gorilla that was shot dead when...

Terrifying Moment Polar Bear Tries To Bite Baby

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Parents

When a baby came face-to-face with a polar bear in a zoo, the bear gave the child’s family a rather scary reminder that they were looking at a wild ...

Roo-ful Thoughts

Judith Owen | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Owen

So I went to do a run of shows and festivals in Australia, shortly after the whole 'Harambe' incident and found myself longing to go to the local Koal...

British Zoo Fined £255,000 After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A British zoo has been fined £255,000 after a keeper was killed by a Sumatran tiger in May 2013. South Lakes Safari Zoo Ltd, based in Dalton-in-Furne...

Zoo Admits Health And Safety Breaches After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

UPDATE: British Zoo Fined £255,000 After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger A British zoo has admitted breaching health and safety standards afte...

If You Love Animals, Can You Actually Visit A Zoo Ethically?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Last weekend, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla called Harambe was shot dead at a zoo in the US after a child entered his enclosure. The killing ...

Harambe May Be Dead, But Our Sense of Entitlement Lives On

Louise Mead | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Louise Mead

Whilst I will always argue that the motivation for asking such questions should be in the interests of the animals who we exploit, I don't think it hurts for me to make my next point. Which is, unless we can put aside our arrogance and realise we must exist alongside, rather than in control of, other species, chances are we'll be joining the endangered list soon enough ourselves.

Claims Harambe The Gorilla Was Trying To Protect Boy Spark Heated Row

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

Video of the events leading up to the shooting dead of Harambe the gorilla has led some to suggest the animal was actually trying to protect the four-...

Piers Morgan Priases Harambe And Lays Cutting Blame At Zoo For Gorilla's Death

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has joined thousands of people in despairing at the death of a gorilla that was shot when a child climbed into its enclosure at a zoo in ...

Gorilla Shot Dead By Zoo Staff After Four-Year-Old Boy Falls Into Enclosure

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

A critically-endangered gorilla has been shot dead by zoo officials in the US after a four-year-old boy entered the animal's enclosure on Saturday. Th...

This Is Probably The Last Thing You Want To See At The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

When an angry-looking silverback gorilla comes charging right at you, you’d better hope that toughened zoo glass is the real deal. This hair-raising...

Brave Girl Blows Kiss To Lion At The Zoo, Receives Unexpected Reaction

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents

A girl learned an important lesson about wild animals when she tried to befriend a lion she visited at the zoo. A video of the encounter shows the gi...

A Gorilla Taught This Innocent Toddler How To Swear

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

You would expect a trip to the zoo might teach your toddler a few things about nature and animals. But this three-year-old received an unexpected less...

A Grieving Gorilla Is Refusing To Let Go Of Her Baby Who Died In Her Arms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A female gorilla carries her newborn twins close to her body, but something isn't quite right. One of the babies has died, but their mother just ca...

New Zealand Zoo Keeper Killed In Tiger Attack

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

A 43-year-old New Zealand zookeeper has been attacked and killed by a tiger. Police say Samantha Lynda Kudeweh, a senior curator at the Hamilton Zo...

Bears Trapped In Submerged Cages After Flash Floods Kill Animals At Russian Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Flash floods killed several animals and trapped numerous others at a private zoo in eastern Russia, close to the border with China. Numerous brown...

Meet London Zoo's Adorable New Addition

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Comedy

This is Edward. He's a two-toed sloth, and he's adorable. Sadly, his mother wasn't up to raising him so zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo took over, fee...

Watch The Moment An Orangutan Kisses Pregnant Woman's Belly

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK Parents

An orangutan has been caught on camera kissing a pregnant woman's bump up against the glass at Colchester zoo. The woman's partner filmed the touch...