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Boy, 2, Falls Into Zoo Cheetah Pit After Mother Dangled Him Over Railings

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

A two-year-old boy is recovering after he was injured falling into a cheetah zoo exhibit. A fire department official who attended the scene said t...

Mischievous Monkey Takes Down Drone Flying In Zoo Enclosure

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

A cheeky chimpanzee has been filmed knocking a drone out of the sky as it filmed him and his pals in an enclosure at Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands. ...

Circus Animals - 10 Reasons the Show Must Go On

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Douglas McPherson

Circuses with wild animals are strictly regulated by a licensing scheme, introduced in 2012, that sees them inspected by vets six times a year (twice unannounced) with the results available online. Every aspect of the animal's life, diet and accommodation is governed by strict guidelines.

Let's Weigh in on the Cruelty in Zoos

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Zoos are based on the menageries of old and harken back to a time when Europeans used to pillage other continents and steal their treasures. Zookeepers today must recognise that their business model is dying and stop pretending that zoos make meaningful contributions to conservation.

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 31.10.2014 | 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, ...

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 24.10.2014 | 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, ...

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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, ...

Man Killed By White Tiger At Delhi Zoo

Associated Press | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

A young man has been killed by a white tiger at a New Delhi zoo. A spokesman said the youth climbed over a fence at the zoo and jumped into the an...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 26.09.2014 | 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, ...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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, ...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 29.08.2014 | 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, ...

'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 23.08.2014 | 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.