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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

New Hood Hats

We've added a new range of hats to our line-up of amazing animal-themed products. They've arrived just in time for the cold weather, which, let's face it, must be pretty imminent:(. These hood hats are sure to keep you snug, warm, looking good and absolutely animalised. Each hat is a hood with ears and paws, snugly made of a faux fur exterior and fleece inner-lining. The paws have mittens at the end, so you can leave them hanging to keep your hands warm, or alternatively wrap them around your neck as a scarf. And of course, like all of our products, each one represents a different animal.

Check out some of our favourites below, or head on over to our Animal Hats page for more.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New Shark Onesie

We've got a brand new shark onesie in our shop, just in time for Halloween because let's face it, a shark is ten times as scary as a zombie. Check out the pictures below, and visit www.zoohood.co.uk/shark-onesie-adult-by-sweet-holic/ to buy it. 

Before you do however, let's get into the mood with a little bit of the Jaws theme song.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition were announced this week, and as always there are some absolutely jaw-dropping animal photos for you to feast your eyes on.

The competition is run each year by the Natural History Museum and attracts entrants from all over the world. It's well worth a visit to see these beauties, and loads of others, in the flesh. Here are some of our favourites...

This amazing action shot of elephants at a water hole was the outright winner of the competition: Essence of Elephants by Greg du Toit

This incredible submerged polar bear photo was winner of the category ‘Animals in their Environment: The Water Bear by Paul Souders

This hilarious photo was winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer category: Mother's Little Headful by Udayan Rao Pawar. Who'd be an alligator mum eh?

This photo, featuring a Japanese macaque monkey enjoying the the hot springs of Jigokudani took the prize in the Creative Visions category: Snow Moment by Jasper Doest

This owl-in-flight action shot is truly stunning: The Flight Path by Connor Stefanison

This adorable close-up of the endangered green turtle won the award in the cold-blooded animals category: Dive buddy by Luis Javier Sandoval

These fighting jaguars took the prize in the Mammals Behaviour category: The Spat by Joe McDonald 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New Animal Hoodies by Sazac

Our animal onesies, made by Japanese brand Sazac, have been really popular with you guys ever since we launched our shop, and we really enjoy doing the photoshoots for them too. So we're really pleased to add a new range of products by the same fantastic brand - Sazac hoodies!

Just like the onesies, each one depicts a different animal, mostly through details on the hood, which enables you to dress as a tiger/wolf/panda without covering your own face. Unlike the onesies, the whole thing stops at the waist (as you would expect for a hoodie), which makes them much fairer game if you want to wear them when out and about.

Here are some sneak peeks, but for more info or to buy them, head on over to the Jumpers & Hoodies page in our shop.

This is the Panda Hoodie by Sazac.

This is the Tiger Hoodie by Sazac.

This is the Wolf Hoodie by Sazac.

This is the Owl Hoodie by Sazac.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Jaguar Vs. Crocodile

Who would win in a fight between a jaguar and a crocodile, in a wet environment? Watch this video to find out.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

New Animal T-shirts Added

We've added some new products to our already full-to-bursting range of animal-themed T-shirts. They're all made by The Mountain,  a brand that makes T-shirts featuring animals using a quality 100% cotton fabric and a 100% chemical-free manufacturing process.

Let's take a look at the new T-shirts...

This is the 'Big Face' Panda T-shirt. These 'Big Face' T-shirts have been really popular, and we're pleased to finally add one to our panda-themed stuff page. And hes' a real cutie ain't he? The panda's face is well illustrated complete with super-realistic fine details, down to the individual black and white hairs and shadows around the nose, giving it an impressive 3D effect. The face gradually fades away at the edges, enhancing the 3D effect well.

It's available in adults' and kids' sizes.

Our owl-themed products are among the most popular across all of our clothing and gift ranges - we've been selling loads of owl onesies, mugs, earphones and more. Perhaps we're riding some kind of post-Potter wave, or perhaps owls are just a well safe bunch of headspinning wise guys - we don't know to be honest, but we like it. The owl T-shrit is again a 'Big Face' design - by which we mean that the owl's face covers the entire front chest area of the T-shirt, blending away gradually at the edges to give it a 3D effect. This one's only available in adult sizes at the moment (sorry kids) and you can get it here.

Perhaps 'Big Face' ain't your thing, but pandas still might be your thing? If so, this has got to be the T-shirt for you. It shares the same super-fine detailed illustration qualities as the panda T-shirt at the top of this article, but the panda's backed off a bit and doesn't cover the whole T-shirt. That means you get some panda shoulders for your money, as well as face, and the background offsets the panda well. This guy comes in adult sizes and kids' sizes.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Puppies on Slides!

Good morning! Here is a seriously cute compilation of videos about puppies on slides.