South Lakes Safari Zoo where more than 500 animals died over a three year period is allowed to keep its licence.
The owners of the zoo say it can be turned around.
South Lakes Safari Zoo is reported to have too many "contact incidents" between animals and visitors.Read the full story ›
A Cumbrian zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years has been granted a new licence.
An application for the licence for South Lakes Safari Zoo was turned down two months ago, after inspectors raised concerns over its management structure and veterinary care.
However, an application from Cumbria Zoo Company Limited (CZCL), which took over the running of the zoo in January, was approved on Tuesday evening.
The licensing committee in Barrow-in-Furness were told by the inspection team that they were "highly encouraged" by improvements made.
The fate of a Cumbrian zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years will be decided as a fresh licence application is considered.Read the full story ›
The zoo was refused a licence after inspectors found major animal welfare problems, but is now under new management.Read the full story ›
A rare giraffe has been born at a controversial Cumbrian zoo.
The South Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton-in-Furness, is the only one in the UK to keep the Kordofan giraffes.
A zoo spokesman said the attraction was "very proud" to have the baby giraffe.
"Vulnerable to extinction, the captive population of these very rare giraffes is very small and our little ark may be vital for its long-term future," he said.
The birth of the giraffe will be some welcome good news for the zoo after months of bad publicity.
Its founder David Gill was refused a licence by councillors after it was revealed that 486 animals had died there in four years.
The zoo is still open but could close next month unless there is an appeal against Barrow Council's decision not to renew his Mr Gill’s licence.
Cumbria Zoo Company Ltd, which took over operational control in January, wants to buy the attraction and end its connection with Mr Gill.
Councillors are being recommended to reject a new licence for a Cumbrian zoo over concerns about "deplorable" animal welfare.Read the full story ›
South Lakes Safari Zoo Ltd has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches, after a female keeper was killed by a tiger.Read the full story ›
A Sumatran tiger that mauled a keeper to death, in 2013, at South Lakes Safari Zoo, near Ulverston, has died.Read the full story ›
Management said the Zoo would close because of decisions by the council. But more than 20,000 people signed a petition to keep it open.Read the full story ›