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Baby mangabey born at ZSL London Zoo
Mangabeys are some of the most endangered monkets on the planet, found only in western Africa.
The new arrival is the zoo's ninth mangabey.  

ZSL London Zoo has welcomed a new arrival, a baby white-naped mangabey, born three weeks ago.

Born to parents Achimoto and Lucky, the baby is one of the world's rarest primates, and is a very important addition to the European Breeding Programme for Endangered Species (EEP).

The baby mangabey has been named Sheila, after dedicated ZSL volunteer Sheila Smith, who has volunteered at the Zoo for 13 years.

Dan Simmonds, ZSL's head of primates, said: Sheila Smith has been a devoted volunteer at the Zoo for more than a decade, and the primate team have always been grateful for her support and dedication to ZSL.

“We decided to name our latest arrival after Sheila to recognise her years of hard work with the primates; she often carries a camera with her when she volunteers, so she’s able to quickly snap amazing images of our new arrivals.”

Images © Sheila Smith ZSL London Zoo

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VET Festival returns for 2022

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 VET Festival, the unique CPD opportunity, is returning for 2022, running from 20 to 21 May.

The outdoor event, held at Loseley Park in Guildford, will feature 17 education streams, with a dedicated stream covering veterinary wellness, leadership and management topics. The festival will feature veterinary speakers from around the world, with the opportunity to collect 14 hours of CPD across the two-day event.

Alongside veterinary education, VET Festival will also offer wellbeing activities such as yoga and mindfulness activities, with the popular VETFest Live Party Night making a return for 2022.

Tickets available here.  

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The requirement means all bird keepers in Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire are now legally required to keep their birds indoors and follow strict biosecurity measures.

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