Animals have been getting inventive to try and keep cool during the heatwave.
Orangutans at Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo are keeping cool with buckets of water as much of Europe swelters in a summer heatwave.
Three endangered Amur tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo celebrated their first birthday on Wednesday with a set of multi-coloured party pinatas.
Nenette, one of the world’s oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, has celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris where she has lived almost all her life.
Three great white pelicans are on their way from Prague Zoo to London to join a famed flock that has lived in St James’s Park since the 17th century.
A tiger from a critically endangered subspecies that arrived at Edinburgh Zoo in 2015 has died.
Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild.
A baby Rothschild’s giraffe has stepped outside for the first time since she was born on May 8.
A film about saving a Belfast elephant during the Second World War is a tale of compassion and humanity, its leading actors said.
A zoo in Canada is appealing for information after three of its animals were stolen.
A koala at Symbio Wildlife Park in Sydney, Australia, has proved to have a talent for children’s games, as keepers filmed him playing “the floor is lava”.
A tourist was killed by three tigers in front of his horrified wife and child after jumping into the enclosure.
A troubled Highland zoo has found a loophole allowing it to remain open without a licence - by scrapping admission charges from today.
A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electricity mast.
Two polar bears escaped from their den at an American zoo - by walking straight out of a door that had been left open.
Opening a zoo in Aberdeen was first proposed at an informal meeting between representatives of the Town Council and Aberdeen University in Sept 1961.
A tiger has bitten an apparently drunk woman who broke into a zoo to pet a big cat, US police said.
Baby quadruplet meerkats have been shown their faces for the first time in an adorable video taken in an English zoo.
A north-east mother kick-started her campaign to raise thousands of pounds to give four poorly-treated former circus lions from Belgium a new life in Scotland at the weekend.
An endangered pygmy hippo who is battling cancer has given birth to son with a bill of good health.
This is the horrific moment a man is mauled by three lions at Barcelona Zoo after he entered their enclosure wearing camouflage clothing.