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Zoo inundated with bamboo donations
Drusillas' red pandas munched through more bamboo than expected. (Stock photo)

Appeal put out to replenish the red pandas’ stocks 

A zoo in East Sussex says it has been inundated with bamboo for its red pandas after putting out an appeal for help earlier this month.

Drusillas Park launched an urgent public appeal for bamboo donations after its red pandas Mulan and Maja munched through more of their bamboo plantation than expected.

The zoo said it received hundreds of deliveries and collections from members of the public who donated bamboo from their gardens. Drusillas is once again fully stocked, to the delight of Mulan and Maja.

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Pair of endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Colchester Zoo

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 Keepers at Colchester Zoo are hailing the arrival of a pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs.

The cubs were born to first-time parents Esra and Crispin on the 9 September. This is the first time the Zoo has bred Amur leopard cubs on-site.

Amur leopards originate from the Russian Far East and north-east China. In the wild they are threatened by climate change, habitat loss, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.

The cubs are said to be “looking well” and are expected to emerge from their den in a few weeks.  

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RCVS names Professor John Innes as chair of Fellowship Board

Professor John Innes has been elected chair of the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Board, replacing Professor Nick Bacon who comes to the end of his three-year term.


Professor Innes will be responsible for making sure the Fellowship progresses towards fulfilling its strategic goals, determining its ongoing strategy and objectives, and reporting to the RCVS Advancement of the Professions Committee on developments within the Fellowship.