All posts tagged: critically endangered

Rare rhino born at Chester Zoo

The arrival of a critically endangered rhino calf born at Chester Zoo last month is being celebrated by conservationists around the globe. New mum Ema Elsa gave birth to the female eastern black rhino on 29th October, following a 15-month-long pregnancy, with the zoo’s CCTV cameras capturing the incredible moment the little one arrived. With […]

Support WWF this World Tiger Day

International Tiger Day is held every year on the 29th of July to raise awareness for one of our most iconic yet critically endangered animals. Wild tiger populations have fallen by around 95% since the beginning of the 20th century with only an estimated 3,900 tigers remaining.  World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)  is determined […]

Rare chimpanzee born at Edinburgh Zoo

A critically endangered Western chimpanzee has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. The yet to be named female is only the second chimpanzee to be born in Scotland for over 20 years. Mum Heleen was rescued from a research laboratory in the Netherlands before being brought to the zoo in 2010. This is the second birth for […]

Baby boom for endangered monkeys at Twycross

Midlands-based Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of two baby monkeys from critically-endangered species. The yet to be named new-borns – a black-headed spider monkey and a northern white-cheeked gibbon –  are welcome news for the conservation of each species and the successful breeding programme at the zoo. Both babies are doing very well under the […]

Sumatran tigers return to Twycross Zoo

Visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to meet a pair of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers from this weekend as a new state of the art habitat is revealed. Female, Jahly and male Sialang, both two-years-old, arrived from separate zoo’s in France last month. Since then, the big cats have been getting used to their new […]