Latest Edinburgh Zoo Stories

2008-07-24 15:00:00

By Gareth Edwards DAYS after the birth of an albino skunk was celebrated at a Lothian zoo, Edinburgh has hit back with a couple of stinkers of its own. Two young swamp wallabies are the latest addition to the zoo's collection, becoming only the second UK attraction to care for the animals.

2008-07-16 15:00:39

AN animal activist known around the world as Koala Woman has hosted a talk at Edinburgh Zoo. Australian Deborah Tabart visited the zoo yesterday to speak about her two decades of fighting for the rights of the animals across the world.

2008-07-02 15:00:30

HUMANS are to form the latest attraction at Edinburgh Zoo - as part of an unusual Fringe event. Five performers will reportedly live in a sanctuary at the zoo for 11 days in an enclosure originally designed for penguins.

2008-07-01 15:00:32

A SERIES of events to honour the life, ideas and impact of Charles Darwin are to be held at Edinburgh Zoo. It is taking part in Darwin200, a national celebration of the famous naturalist, which starts today. The celebrations cover three anniversaries.

2008-06-25 18:02:34

FORMER First Minister Jack McConnell visited Edinburgh Zoo today to back a conservation group helping to protect wildlife in Malawi. Mr McConnellis due to take over as the next British High Commissioner in the African country when the present incumbent steps down early next year.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.