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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fail to mate, say keepers

duty calls, no-one answersScientists working at Kensington Palace have announced the mating window of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has closed after the pair failed to conceive, despite several romantic encounters in a specially constructed royal ‘love tunnel’.

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Posted: May 15th, 2014
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Berlusconi doing community service inseminating pandas

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will spend his community service trying to inseminate a giant panda at Edinburgh zoo, following failed attempts to mate her with a male panda.

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Posted: Apr 20th, 2014
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Birth of ‘rare’ West African giraffe excites Danish lions

While a Cumbria Zoo has been celebrating the arrival of an animal normally only seen in the wilds of Niger, predators in Copenhagen have been hard pressed to restrain their salivation. Since their success in disguising an ‘all you can eat giraffe buffet’ as environmentally-friendly euthanasia, Scandinavian lions have been getting particularly ‘skittish’; demanding ‘gazelles with long necks’ to sate their new appetite.

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Posted: Feb 20th, 2014
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Complaint of animal-like behaviour prompts arrest at zoo

Police were called to Whipsnade Zoo earlier today after CCTV coverage showed a man making a racist gesture towards a lady from Kettering. The man, originally from the Congo but now living near Dunstable, is said to have fondled his genitals, made other inappropriate gestures, waved a banana and made racist noises, while swinging from a tyre in one of the zoo’s compounds.

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Posted: Feb 23rd, 2012
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Liberal Democrats officially ‘extinct in the wild’, says conservation body

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded the survival prospects of Liberal Democrats, declaring the species officially ‘extinct in the wild’. Political conservationistshave been fighting for years to save the endangered creature (Latin name: Politicus ineptus) from dying out in its traditional habitats of university towns and the West Country. The [...]

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Posted: Jan 31st, 2012
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