Zoo arrivals go on show

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Edinburgh Zoo’s new pair of Ground Cuscus are to go on view to the public for the first time today.

Six-year-old male Bruce and three-year-old female Aru have been getting used to their new home for the past few months and will meet the public for the first time.

Keepers hope the tetchy pair may create offspring in the months to come.

Donald Gow, primate and hoofstock keeper, said: “Bruce and Aru seem to be getting on really well together thankfully, because if they weren’t we would know all about it.

“Ground Cuscus are known to hiss and even bark at other members of their species if they don’t quite see eye to eye. Things are going really smoothly with the pair so far, so we’re extremely hopeful they will breed together.”