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Christmas comes early at Whipsnade

The chimps at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire got a Christmas treat this morning, waking up to wrapped presents in their enclosure.

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Red panda twins venture outside

Rare red panda twins born at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire have taken their very first peek outside.

The pair, named Yin and Yang, were born in June but have stayed in their nest for the last few months.

The red panda twins
The red panda twins Credit: Whipsnade Zoo

The Red Panda is listed as "vulnerable" and is thought to be under threat because of habitat loss in their native Nepal, with an estimated population of less than 10,000.

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Rare zebra makes zoo debut

A rare baby zebra has taken her first public steps at Whipsnade zoo.

The Grevy's Zebra foal was born just three-weeks-ago and is already geting to grips with the rest of the herd.

She is the 27th foal to be born at the Zoo as part of a European Endangered Species Programme and is an important addition to the species which is classified as 'Endangered'.

Zoo to benefit from Lynx effect

Whipsnade Zoo celebrate the arrival of three lynx kittens.

The three female kittens were born in June but have now just begun to explore their new surroundings.

The triplets are the second litter to be born to Whipsnade’s rare European Lynx – one of Europe’s largest predators. They were born blind and helpless, weighing between 8.5oz and 15oz and will reach adult-size at around two-years-old.

New arrival at Whipsnade Zoo

Chloe the sitatunga
Chloe the sitatunga Credit: Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are bottle feeding a newly born sitatunga.

Seven-week-old Chloe is being given the milk to supplement the milk provided by her mother.

Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii) are swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout Central Africa.

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