The 10 Kafue Flats lechwe were put down on advice from the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA).Read the full story ›
A Devon conservation charity is campaigning to help a bird that hasn't been seen in the wild for nearly 20 years.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is aiming to save the Edwards's pheasant.
The bird is now listed as critically endangered and among the World's 100 most threatened species.
In the wild Edwards's pheasants are only found in the mountainous forests of central Vietnam.
Paignton Zoo has two breeding pairs of the birds, one of which has successfully raised five chicks this year.
The centre is hopeful Edwards's pheasants can be saved from extinction.
It is currently the Year of the Rooster, which is considered very important in Vietnam. It is hoped that in 12 years’ time, when the next Year of the Rooster comes around, there will be a sustainable population of Edwards’s Pheasants in the wild.
There have been calls to axe the new CBBC programme for giving human voices to animals.Read the full story ›
The second of two huge smelly flowers has bloomed at Paignton Zoo.Read the full story ›
A seal pup born at Paignton Zoo a month ago, has been named Tamar by a businessman who won a charity auction. Staff say he's very vocalRead the full story ›
It is not just us enjoying the summer weather in the West Country this weekend, the region's Zoo animals are soaking up the sun too.Read the full story ›
Staff at Paignton Zoo are celebrating after they successful bred a rare poison dart frog in a world-first project.Read the full story ›
Visitors to Paignton Zoo are being entertained by one of the residents -who's taken to pulling faces.
Kiondo, a 14-year-old Western Lowland Gorilla continues to stick his tongue out at anyone who passes - amusing visitors with his antics.
Bemused keepers say they don't know what the 186 kilo gorilla means by the gesture.
But, unlike most parents, who try to teach their children sticking out their tongue is rude, we'd challenge anyone to tell this gorilla what to do!
Gorillas use all their senses to communicate. They grunt, rumble, adopt various body postures and pull faces to indicate mood.
Time's running out if you wanted to name Paignton Zoo's new baby giraffe.
The female calf was born last month and staff captured the whole experience on camera.
The zoo has come up with a shortlist of ten names, including Afya, Florrie and Kaleena, and people have to vote by this Sunday.
The zoo is part of the European Endangered Species Programme for the Northern giraffe, which is classified as endangered.
You can vote here:
Paignton Zoo's Western lowland gorilla, Kiondo looks like he's been auditioning for Strictly Come Dancing, Find out why...Read the full story ›