It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden death of DZ’s snow leopard female, Nanga.
The seven year-old big cat died last night from complications due to labour.
Nanga gave birth to a large, healthy male cub on Monday morning, but was taken ill yesterday evening and despite urgent veterinary care, nothing could be done to save her.
Following consultations with the international snow leopard studbook keeper, the cub, who has been named Milo by the section’s staff, is being handreared by Senior Keeper Sarah Evans.
Read more here: http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/news/death-nanga
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Happy Birthday dear Jorong,
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Our handsome alpha male Bornean orangutan is 22 today!
Primate keepers have been busy whipping up a tasty ape friendly cake for the birthday boy, which they’ll share in the orang house later on, with Benji, Jazz and daughter, Sprout!
And in other news, we've discovered our orangs were the most adopted animals on site over Christmas. Our marketing team sent out dozens of packs for our four orangutans to great ape fans, which helped us raise thousands of pounds towards our ongoing conservation work.
No birthday is complete without cake and birthday boy, Benji, wasn’t disappointed with his this morning!
Our oldest Bornean orangutan turns 39 today and keepers appeared with a tasty treat first thing this morning, packed full of fruit, veg and primate pellets.
Read more here: http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/birthday-boy-benji/
We've received news that our snow leopard, Makalu, has safely landed in India this morning and is doing well after his epic overseas journey!
And he's already making international headlines with his arrival featuring in a number of Indian newspapers!
Happy Birthday to our Asiatic black bear, Inca, who turns 36 years-old today!
Section Leader, Jay Haywood, said: “Inca is in such good condition for her age. She’s got more than ten years on the typical life expectancy for a wild Asiatic black bear and continues to amaze us, passing her yearly thorough health checks with flying colours.
Keepers have snapped the first photographs of four newborn otters!
Staff have had suspicions there were new arrivals in the underground den for a few weeks, but the Asiatic short-clawed babies have only just started to emerge outside.
The pups were born to seven-year-old mum, Keyah and 11-year-old dad, Buddy and join their three older siblings who were born last year.