Cuddly Toy to the Rescue at Edinburgh Zoo

Cuddly Toy to the Rescue at Edinburgh Zoo

An eight-month-old Koala joey at the Royal Zoological Society’s Edinburgh Zoo was weighed with the special assistance of a cuddly toy last week. Kalari, whose Aboriginal-inspired name means ‘daughter’, is one of the UK’s only Queensland Koalas. She is also the first female of her kind to be born at the Zoo. Photo Credits: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) /Images 1,2,6: Kirsty McFaul /Images 3-5: Lorna Hughes Like all young joeys, she spends most of her time clinging to mum, Alinga, so keepers use a soft toy to give her something to…continue reading →
Edinburgh Zoo Welcomes Malayan Tapir Calf

Edinburgh Zoo Welcomes Malayan Tapir Calf

A rare Malayan Tapir has been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo. The male calf was born to mum, Sayang, and dad, Mowgli, late on January 31. The birth is the latest chapter in the charity’s success story with this endangered species, with the Zoo having welcomed eight Tapir calves since 2007. Photo Credit: RZSS/Jon Paul Orsi Malayan Tapirs are increasingly threatened in the wild by habitat loss and hunting, so the European conservation-breeding programme plays a key role in protecting the species from extinction. Jonny Appleyard, team leader…continue reading →