THEY were supposed to be the new stars at one of Edinburgh's most popular visitor attractions.
A PAIR of porcupines had to be handed back to a doomed zoo - because their new handlers said they were too prickly to touch.
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SEVEN rare tortoises at Glasgow Zoo baked to death on the hottest day of the year, bosses at the attraction confirmed yesterday.
A BROWN bear rescued by Brigitte Bardot and brought to Scotland has become the latest symbol of conflict between animal-rights campaigners and the debt-ridden Glasgow Zoopark.
EDINBURGH Zoo is on standby to take in homeless animals from Glasgow Zoo after the stricken attraction announced it is to close.
GLASGOW Zoo could be shut down despite a £4 million rescue bid by the management.
GLASGOW Zoo has been targeted by animal rights protesters as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the plight of captive animals.
GLASGOW Zoo has been saved from immediate closure after its operators submitted a rescue plan to the city council.
AN animal welfare charity has demanded that Glasgow Zoo is placed in administration, following revelations that its day-to-day running costs were being met by a firm of housebuilders.
ANIMAL rights groups yesterday attacked the decision not to close the beleaguered Glasgow Zoo despite worldwide calls for its licence to be revoked.
GLASGOW Zoo has been reported to a charity watchdog over claims managers broke the law by failing to release their annual accounts to the public.
GLASGOW Zoo was criticised yesterday after it emerged that the parents of three new lion cubs are brother and sister.
A TEAM of inspectors called in to investigate conditions at the crisis-hit Glasgow Zoo yesterday called for an urgent review of its licence.
A LEADING animal campaign group has called for Glasgow zoo to be closed down immediately after claiming it is so badly maintained that animals, staff and visitors are at risk.
A ZOO agreed to give new homes to unwanted pets and then fed them to its snakes, former members of staff claimed last night.
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