Braveling Saves a Snow Leopard By Mabel Hewitt & Matt Henderdson. Illustrated by Jenny Wren The Tingalings are five loveable characters from Jupiter – Braveling, Sparkling, Darling, Smartling and Bumbling – who promote kindness and climate change awareness through a series of stories written especially for younger readers. Following on from the first book, Darling […]
The UK’s only koala joey had her first health check at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo recently. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity have confirmed that the youngster, born in July last year, is a girl and currently weighs 759g. Keepers will now choose an Aboriginal inspired name for the young […]
International conservation charity WWF has launched an urgent appeal to help wildlife affected by the recent bushfires sweeping Australia. Heartbreaking images show a country ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record. More than 8 million hectares have been burnt – that’s the equivalent to one-third of the entire UK. Tragically, an […]
Koala numbers are decreasing at an alarming rate in the wild due to habitat loss and disease, with estimates at less than 100,000 remaining in their native Australia. However, scientists working with a group of koalas at Longleat have discovered vital genetic clues which may help to secure the long-term survival of the iconic Australian […]
Keepers at Royal Zoological Society’s Edinburgh Zoo had the enviable task of weighing an eight-month-old koala joey last week as part of a routine health check. Little Kalari held a cuddly koala throughout the weigh-in as, like all young joeys, she spends most of her time clinging to mum Alinga, so keepers used a soft […]
Passengers taking a flight from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh on Thursday night were surprised to find they were sharing the cabin with a koala. The 19-month-old Queensland koala, named Tanami, had his own seat throughout the journey and was on a 700 mile trip from Duisburg Zoo in Germany to join Scotland’s only koalas at Edinburgh […]
An international breeding programme for Australia’s iconic and increasingly threatened koalas is being launched by Longleat later this year. As part of a major new initiative, a group of up to six southern koalas will travel from Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide to Longleat in Wiltshire. After spending time in quarantine, the koalas will be […]
A koala joey born earlier this year at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo delighted visitors by making its first public appearance last week. The new arrival joined the UK’s only group of koalas on 31 January but was still curled up inside mum Alinga’s pouch until very recently. The little joey is growing fast but has only […]
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK’s only group of koalas which include two males and a female, who recently gave birth. The new arrival, a little male joey, is only just becoming visible after being born on 31 January to mum Alinga. Now 5 months old, the wriggly joey is almost too big […]
Native to Australia, it is easily recognised by its stout, tailless body; round, fluffy ears; and spoon-shaped nose. Its diet is mostly leaves leading to a largely sedentary life sleeping up to 20 hours a day!
Edinburgh Zoo is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which was founded in 1909, with the zoo opening in 1913. Set in 82 acres, over 1,000 rare and endangered animals are looked after here.