All posts tagged: breeding

Rare wildcat kitten born at Chester Zoo

A rare Scottish wildcat kitten has been born at Chester Zoo and cameras have captured the first footage . The female kitten is part of a breeding programme to save Britain’s rarest mammal and conservationists have welcomed the new arrival as “another lifeline for the species.” As few as 100 wildcats – also known as the ‘Highland […]

New arrival offers hope for black rhino

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed a special arrival in a bid to save the critically endangered black rhino from the brink of extinction. As part of an ambitious international breeding programme,  two-year-old female Najuma was transferred from a German zoo.  When Najuma is old enough, she will be paired with three-year-old Makibo, who arrived at […]

First UK polar bear birth for 25 years

The first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years has been announced by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The birth was confirmed by staff at Highland Wildlife Park after distinct high-pitched sounds were heard coming from female polar bear Victoria’s maternity den. Polar bear cubs enter the world blind, […]

Breeding success at Penguin Rock this year

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo had a successful breeding season this year and welcomed 19 gentoo chicks and one northern rockhopper chick to its Penguin Rock enclosure. Penguin breeding season, which began in March, is now coming to a close and these once tiny chicks are now growing into adorably fluffy youngsters. The first gentoo chicks hatched […]

Summer baby boom for Longleat

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire are enjoying a summer baby boom as they welcome 20 monkeys, three rare Chinese deer, marmoset twins and two reindeer calves. There have been so many new rhesus monkey arrivals in recent weeks that even the dominant male, known as Phil, has taken to helping out with babysitting duties. Found […]

Amur leopards run wild in the Highlands

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland have recently completed construction work on a very large facility to help the rarest big cat in the world, the Amur leopard. The new enclosure, which covers a very large area of natural Highland habitat, has been created as part of a cold weather breeding programme designed especially for […]

Maned wolf pups for Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo’s South American maned wolves are rearing a litter of three pups, the first for the zoo in seven years. Born towards the end of February, the pups were not seen by keepers for nearly four week due to their elusive nature. They have become much easier to spot now though since becoming bigger […]

Mums go free this weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire will treat mums to free entry this Mother’s Day weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March – when accompanied by another full paying child or adult. In a series of keeper’s talks designed especially for the weekend, visitors will get the chance to learn all about animal mothers and their […]