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'Animal Lover' Scales Zoo Pen, Giraffe Responds By Kicking Her In The Face

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

A woman has been fined after she broke into a giraffe’s zoo pen and was rewarded with a lick and then a kick to the face. According to a police ...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

'I'm Going To Die': Boy, 11, Loses Hand Petting Zoo Tiger

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

An 11-year-old boy has lost his hand after he tried to pet a tiger through the bars at a zoo. The incident occurred at Brazil’s Cascavel Zoo on ...

Things Go Horribly Wrong For Man Dressed In Gorilla Suit At Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

A man dressed in a gorilla costume was shot with a tranquilliser dart after being mistaken for a real gorilla, according to reports. According to l...

Guide to Keeping Kids and Yummy Mummies Entertained This Half-term‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

As a child I was told I could never have pets... My dad, from Ghana, said he'd eat them. Fair play. Still don't know if he was joking or not. So now I'm faced with the dilemma of whether or not to join the 13million households in the UK with a pet, after my tot has fallen in love with his Grandmother's cat.

These Gay Penguins 'Are The Best Parents Ever'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Two adorable male penguins are rearing a chick at a zoo in Kent after the egg was abandoned by its parents. Kermit and Jumbs are a same sex pair of...

An Essex Lemur's Audacious Bid For Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A red lemur has made a somewhat audacious bid for freedom, escaping Colchester Zoo and scampering down the busy road. But unable to resist the lure...

Cute Baby Animals in City Zoos (PICTURES)

Andrew Matthews | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Easter's traditionally a time for new life with lambs a'leaping and ducklings a'paddling down rivers and stuff. Already 2014 has been a great year for city zoos who've been welcoming new additions to some of the world's most loved and endangered species...

Zoo Puts Down Bear Cub 'To Spare It From Bullying'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

This bear cub has been put down by a Swiss zoo, because it was apparently being bullied by its father. The cub was one of the twin cubs who had be...

Man Tries To Feed Himself To Tigers At Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A mentally ill man wanted to improve the lives of caged tigers at a local zoo by offering them himself to eat. Zoo keepers managed to save the lif...

I Love Giraffes Too, but Killing Baby Marius Was the Best Thing Copenhagen Zoo Could Do

Victoria Martindale | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

The news that a baby giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo has been shot dead has provoked a storm of worldwide protest. Wildlife enthusiasts are described as 'saddened', animal rights campaigners are furious and petitions are flying around social media demanding the zoo's closure. But not me.

Second Giraffe Named Marius Could Be Put Down

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

A second giraffe called Marius could be put down, a Danish zoo has announced, just days after the controversial slaughter of an 18-month-old animal by...

PHOTOS: Not Exactly King Kong

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Zookeepers at a zoo in Ueno, Tokyo, held an emergency drill with one of their own keepers dressed in a gorilla costume. Stunned onlookers, includin...

The Hanging of a Lion in an Indonesian Zoo is the Hanging of Global Conservation

Victoria Martindale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Shocking news has emerged this week that a lion was found hanged in an Indonesian zoo. If you think what's happened to this poor creature is bad, the fact is its happening to every zoo animal. Death prowls the shadows of every zoo.

PICS: Glow-In-The-Dark Frogs Created At Chester Zoo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists at Chester Zoo have implanted fluorescent silicone gel into the legs of frogs to better identify the more than 80 individual amphibians in ...

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

GRAPHIC: Desperate Syrians 'Butcher And Eat Lion From Damascus Zoo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A shocking image has emerged appearing to show Syrian rebels cutting up a lion from a local zoo to eat. In what could be a further sign of how desp...

GRAPHIC: Desperate Syrians 'Butcher And Eat Lion From Damascus Zoo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A shocking image has emerged appearing to show Syrian rebels cutting up a lion from a local zoo to eat. In what could be a further sign of how desp...

Peta Slam Police For Killing Escaped Wolf

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Animal rights group PETA have slammed the killing a wolf that escaped from its "life sentence" in Colchester zoo. A statement for the campaign grou...

A Plucky Escape

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

This pigeon will no doubt be counting his lucky stars after dodging the jaws of death by mere millimetres. Though dense enough to fly into a lion...

Are Lads' Mags Sexist And Pornographic?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Almost half of people believe lad's mags like Nuts and Zoo, encourage sexism and want to see them banned from supermarket shelves, a new poll has reve...

Chinese Zoo Sparks Outrage After Disguising Dog As Lion

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Labradoodle 'Charles The Monarch' Sparks Panic & Police Calls After Being Mistaken For A Lion (VIDEO) China is under fire over its treatm...

Why 'Lose the Lads Mags' Is About Class, Not Sex

Anthony Teasdale | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Teasdale

There's old morals at play in the world of the interfering liberal. So burlesque is empowering, but stripping isn't; nudity in lads mags is , but nakedness and sexuality is fine as long as it takes place in the glossy pages of a high end fashion magazine or on the walls of their friends' art galleries. They can handle it, you see - not like the rest of us.

Nuts Says No

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Nuts magazine has refused to cover up its front covers, meaning it will be banned from Co-op stores. The lads' mag's publisher said the supermarket...

Zoo Keeper Did What To A Seal?

PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

A zoo keeper has been suspended after allegedly punching a seal. Bosses at Bristol Zoo Gardens have launched an investigation after the incident ca...