From 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016: What zoo events happened in the UK? Well, I'm glad you asked.

Underlined = Animals

Bold = Zoo

  • A Gorilla escaped from London Zoo but was brought back.
  • UK's first koala joey dies at Edinburgh.
  • 219 animals were born at Chester Zoo, in individuals, including 5 otter pups, twin warty pigs, 1 macaque, 1 Asian Elephant, 1 Tapir, 4 Javan Green Magpies, 4 penguin chicks, 1 tuatra, 1 Eastern Black Rhino and 200 tarantulas.
  • A gorilla has its first birthday at Bristol Zoo.
  • Bristol saw over 2,300 births - that's a lot of critters!
  • Bristol breeds Pink Pigeons.
  • A Pygmy Hippo is named "Hugo" at Bristol.
  • A Slow Loris is born at Bristol.
  • Nils Olav, A King Penguin is visited by a military parade at Edinburgh Zoo.
  • A Visayan Spotted Deer is born at Edinburgh Zoo.
  • Flamingo Chicks are born at Edinburgh Zoo.
  • A Chimpanzee named "Velu" turns two years old at Edinburgh Zoo.