While zoos do serve as an attraction for tourists, there are some zoos and organizations take pride themselves on being able to encourage re-population of endangered species in the wild. The private Kent zoo, in collaboration with the John Aspinall Foundation, is just one of them.
What are friends for if not to keep you warm on a cold day? Two adorable chimpanzees were photographed doing just that at the Qingdao Zoo on January 3, 2013 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China.
It had been nearly a quarter of a century since Japan had seen a baby giant panda. The birth of the baby was a moment of joy. The news of the birth spread like wildfire via numerous media outlets. But just six days later, the news of the infant’s death has brought many to tears. Even the China Foreign Ministry offered their condolences.
George the baby elephant took his first walk on the Chitern Downs with his mother Karishma and big brother Euan.
There was excitement at at Paignton Zoo in Devon on Monday morning staff arrived to find that one of their female giraffe had given birth!