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Gorilla caught wolfing down birthday cake from GBBO star

Zaire the gorilla, who turned 40 yesterday, was treated to a birthday cake made by Great British Bake Off runner-up Richard Burr.

The birthday girl looked like she was enjoying the treat in her enclosure at London Zoo.

Zaire seemed to be enjoying the pink birthday cake made of fruit, vegetables and cashew nut frosting. Credit: LondonZoo

The 2014 contestant, who won the 'star baker' title five times on the show, said it was a "tough challenge baking a cake for a gorilla".

"It's got grated carrot and parsnips, all sorts of things Zaire likes. I think i've managed to fit her daily diet into this cake," he said.

London Zoo welcomes a new visitor from America - Forrest the Kinkajou

Kinkajous originate in Central and South America. Credit: ZSL

London Zoo has welcomed a new attraction - a six-month old kinkajou. Forrest, as he's been named, was hand-reared in Scotland but has now moved into the zoo in Regent's Park.

Forrest is getting used to his new home. Credit: ZSL

Kinkajous live in tropical rainforests and are omnivores. His new keepers are feeding him figs and peaches to make him feel at home.

Kinkajous drink nectar from plants which they extract using their long tongues. They also have long tails which they use to hang from trees.

The zoo has released a video explaining about Forrest:



London Zoo's newborn tiger cubs caught on camera

London Zoo has released hidden camera footage of three newborn tiger cubs. The incredibly rare Sumatran tigers were born at the beginning of last month to mother Melati. The cubs remain with their mother inside a special 'cubbing den' and Melati will only occasionally venture away for food.

The Zoo has not yet found out what sex the cubs are as they haven't left their mother's side.

Zookeeper Teague Stubbington said 'We couldn't be more delighted with our new arrivals, and with how Melati is responding to her three cubs'

Ten of the best animal 'selfies'

A pair of dogs smile for the camera. Credit: Twitter
This cat attempts a 'bedtime selfie'. Credit: Instagram: Lilfabbie
This dog strikes a 'side selfie' where only one side of the face is captured. Credit: Instagram: chanceytheaussie
Bekily, the London Zoo lemur, isn't the first of his kind to grab a camera. Credit: Twitter
A dog captures his walk on camera. Credit: Twitter
A bearded dragon poses for the camera. Credit: Twitter: Laurababesh
Another walk and another dog captures his adventure on camera. Credit: Reddit: tomcampbell105
Another dog selfie, this time the subject sticks out its tongue for his photo. Credit: Instagram: pearlbot
This Doberman poses for a picture with its owner who is pushed out of the shot. Credit: Reddit: cometchick
A crested black macaque demonstrates how to execute the perfect animal selfie. Credit: Twitter
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