The chimps at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire got a Christmas treat this morning, waking up to wrapped presents in their enclosure.Read the full story ›
If you struggle to get yourself onto the scales, then spare a thought for the keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.
They begin their annual weigh-in today which involves weighing and measuring each animal.... all 2,500 of them!
Baby elephant cools down in the warm weatherRead the full story ›
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A pair of African black-footed chicks are being hand-reared by staff at Whipsnade Zoo in BedfordshireRead the full story ›
Whipsnade welcomes newborn giraffeRead the full story ›
Zoo celebrates hippo birthRead the full story ›
An elephant has been showing off her artistic skills at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire by painting for charity.Read the full story ›
An elephant has been showing off her artistic skills at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. 14-year-old Asian elephant Karishma uses a paintbrush held in her trunk to decorate a wooden elephant-shaped panel.
Karishma's works of art will be on display at the zoo during Elephant Appreciation Weekend on September 22 and 23, alongside nine wooden elephants which have been created and decorated by students from Central Bedfordshire College to represent each of Whipsnade's nine elephants.
Elephant keeper Elizabeth Callaghan says it demonstrates just how dexterous elephant's trunks really are.
A baby hippo has had her debut dip in public at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Ten-month-old Hula was the first Common Hippo born at the zoo in six years.
Hula weighed a hefty six stone (40kg) when she was born last September after a 240-day gestation period and will one day weigh approximately 220 stone (1,400kg) when she is fully grown, and reach up to 1.6 metres in height.