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The star of Beauval Celebrates her Birthday With the Crowd

Yuan Meng was wanted. The baby panda of 30 kg was in no hurry to go to taste the birthday cake that London zoo blog bought it for him. Concocted by the team of healers, the iced treat, made on three levels and made from apples, carrots, various fruity syrups, and fresh bamboo, seemed tantalizing. The morning feeding with her mom had perhaps already satiated the star of the day! Yuan Meng preferred to rest outside, enjoying a bit of freshness before returning…

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A baby rhino and her mother arrived at the Cerza Zoo, near Lisieux

Zoology News: In recent days, the Cerza Zoo in Hermival-les-Vaux (Calvados) near Lisieux hosted a white rhinoceros and its mother, who came from England.   Mosi, a year and a half, arrived at the zoo de cerza near Lisieux (Calvados). (© Cerza) For nearly three weeks, two white rhinos have arrived at Cerza Zoo in Hermival-les-Vaux (Calvados), near Lisieux: Mosi , born December 25, 2016 and a year and a half, and Manzi , his mother, 17 years old. They joined in the African plain London zoo three rhinos already present: Chris…

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Adelaide Zoo’s Giant Panda Fu Ni Could be Pregnant Thanks to Latest Discoveries in Zoology

London Zoo has announced its giant panda, Fu Ni, could be pregnant after implementing the latest research in zoology while she was on her 36-hour breeding window. London zoological society said that attempts at natural mating with a companion, Wang Wang, were not successful, so the decision was made to proceed with two artificial inseminations. “Both of the procedures went well, with one completed on Monday evening and the second on Tuesday morning,” senior veterinarian Ian Smith said. Adelaide Zoo’s…

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Zoo Magdeburg mourns “Burma”

The oldest elephant in Magdeburg Zoo, the cow “Burma”, is dead. The animal has been suffering from complaints for weeks. The zoo team finally decided to put an end to their suffering. The Magdeburg Zoo has had the elephant cow “Birman” euthanized. It was said that zookeepers found the animal lying in the elephant house on Wednesday morning. They had failed to erect the 3.3-ton elephant cow, not even with the help of two wheel loaders. Since “Burma” has suffered for several weeks, due…

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First-ever Okapi Conservation Strategy Workshop

Hi, my name is Alex Quinn and I’ve been working at London Zoo on a zoology research project for the last 8 months. In among a huge number of other jobs, my main task during that time has been to help prepare for a workshop we’ve just held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop the first-ever conservation strategy for the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), or forest giraffe, a species only found in the central/north-eastern rainforest of DRC. To…

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Bonito the giant anteater

This week we had another unusual patient in the vet department. Bonito the Giant Anteater stopped by to have a general health check and a few x-rays. He is an old chap, and we suspected he, as other elderly patients do, had back problems as he has appeared stiff some mornings. London zoological society was lucky to have a couple of x-ray technicians from the RVC visiting so we planned for Bonito to have his x-rays taken with their assistance….

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Campaign to stop oil exploration in Virunga National Park

Latest zoology discoveries: After the success of the okapi conservation strategy workshop I’m afraid I have some rather less cheerful news. Oil exploration permits covering 85% of Virunga National Park, including the okapi’s habitat within the northern sector of the park, were granted in 2010, and plans for oil exploration within the park are now set to go ahead. This could have terrible consequences for wildlife within the park, with pollution, deforestation and an increase in the park’s human population…

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Zoology News: Latest Discoveries Found out that Virus Threatens Elephants in Hamburg Zoo

Two young elephants have died. In Hamburg animal park Hagenbeck a virus has broken out. Where does it come from and what makes it so dangerous? Suddenly, Kanja was dead. The two-and-a-half-year-old elephant bull collapsed on Wednesday a week ago in the elephant hall of Hagenbeck’s Animal Park in Hamburg. Although the bull had not gone well the weekend before. But the caretakers did not expect the animal to die. Two days after the event followed the zoology research project for the rapid course…

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Posing for the camera

Jengo the baby giraffe (his name was chosen through a vote on the zslblogs website) is getting faster and stronger every day. The other keepers and I have been taking lots of photos of him and he’s started to take notice and come right up to the camera!

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Its a boy!

We suspect the baby giraffe was born around 7 am in London zoo on the 30th September as he was still quite wet when the first keepers came in at 7.40. I got the text at 8 am and managed to get to work 10.15 in time to see when he was standing for the first time. It is an event which is always nerve wrecking because baby giraffes have quite a distance to fall when they fail to control their…

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