Surprise new addition to London Zoo

London Zoo has had a surprise new addition in the form of their first ever baby sloth -but keepers didn't even know the parents had mated.

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Squirrel monkeys show camera crew how it's done

Squirrel monkeys at London Zoo got in on the action today as a film crew from ITN turned up to film them. The animals were intrigued by the camera equipment, and began climbing over it.

Zookeeper Teague Stubbington said: "The squirrel monkeys are one of the liveliest and most playful animals here and much like kids in the school holidays, we have to constantly find novel ways of keeping them entertained."

. Credit: ITN Source News
. Credit: ITN Source News
. Credit: ITN Source News

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Zoo staff 'heartbroken' after death of tiger cub

We're heartbroken by what's happened. To go from the excitement of the birth to this in three weeks is just devastating.

Melati can be a very nervous animal and we didn't want to risk putting her on edge by changing her surroundings or routines, in case she abandoned or attacked the cub.

At the time we thought it was in the best interests of Melati and her cub to allow her continued access to the full enclosure as normal.

We would do anything to turn back the clock, and nobody could be more upset about what's happened than the keepers who work with the tigers every day. They are devoted to those tigers and are distraught.

– Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Curator
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