A Visayan spotted deer, which is believed to be one of the rarest mammals in the world, has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.
The latest arrival will join the conservation breeding programme helping to safeguard the endangered species that is thought to be extinct in over 95 per cent of its native habitat. (photo: RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – Katie Paton)
Two rare Scottish wildcats born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo may help provide a lifeline for the iconic species. (photo: RZSS Edinburg Zoo)
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo are celebrating the birth of the first binturong cubs to be born in Scotland.
It is incredibly difficult to breed the quirky animals, which smell like popcorn and have the appearance of a small cat-like bear, so zoo staff have been delighted by the arrival of triplets. (photo: RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – Katie Paton)
Visitors to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo can now catch a glimpse of Scotland’s only western grey kangaroo joey just ahead of Mother’s Day.The first ever joey to be born at the zoo arrived in early December and has recently started to peek out of mum Mia’s pouch.
Lorna Hughes, Team Leader at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo said: “This is the first kangaroo birth we’ve had at the Zoo so we are delighted.
“Kangaroos are marsupials, which means their young spend time developing in their mother’s pouch before becoming more independent. (Photo: RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – Sian Addison)