Zoo Weekly

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Zoo Weekly
EditorDamien McSorley
CategoriesMen's magazines
FrequencyWeekly
First issue2004 (UK)
2006 (Australia, South Africa)
Final issue2008 (South Africa)
CompanyBauer Media Group
CountryUnited Kingdom
Australia
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.zootoday.com
 
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Zoo Weekly
EditorDamien McSorley
CategoriesMen's magazines
FrequencyWeekly
First issue2004 (UK)
2006 (Australia, South Africa)
Final issue2008 (South Africa)
CompanyBauer Media Group
CountryUnited Kingdom
Australia
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.zootoday.com

Zoo is a weekly lads' magazine published in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 29 January 2004, as the second weekly men's magazine in the UK after the similar and rival magazine Nuts).[citation needed] Zoo is published by German company Bauer Media Group, being launched by the editor Paul Merrill.[citation needed]

ZOO consists of a mix of comedy news, sports commentary, girls, jokes (of the pub joke style), an entertainments guide (covering TV, cinema, video/computer games and music), fashion/grooming and comical/rude pictures sent in by readers.

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International editions

UK

Zoo is a weekly news magazine aimed at the male market. It was launched on 29 January 2004, as the second weekly men's magazine in the UK (the first being the similar and rival magazine; Nuts). The magazine is currently priced at £1.80 and published by German company Bauer Media Group.

The Zoo website is a continuation of the magazine's content that also includes original articles, videos and photo galleries. Readers are also invited to create a profile and post pictures via the "Zoo Bloggers" section.

Australia

An Australian edition of Zoo was introduced on 13 February 2006 with a special promotional issue that was free of charge.[citation needed] The first official issue came out a week later on 20 February 2006. It features Krystal Forscutt and David Boon as columnists, and much the same features as its British counterpart, except the sport commentary is mainly rugby league and Australian rules football.[citation needed]

The current spokesperson/models used regularly in Zoo Weekly are Brooke Evers, former Big Brother Australia contestants Krystal Forscutt, Emma Cornell and Susannah Murray.[1] Resident sex and relationship advice columnists for 2009–2010: "The Threesome" Monica Lee Paige, Bonnie Edwards & Ardina Voogt.[2] A weekly sex advice video blog is presented on the Zoo Weekly website by Ashlee Adams aka "The Blog Goddess". [3]

The current issue price is A$4.40 but several issues have been $1.95, $2.50 and some prices higher than usual.

In May 2006, the Australian model Lara Bingle took legal action against EMAP Australia, claiming defamation by the magazine when it allegedly published photographs of the model without her permission in the 27 March 2006 issue.[citation needed]

On 16 September 2007, it was reported that the professional golfer Nikki Garrett had instructed her lawyers to begin an action against Zoo Weekly in the Australian Federal Court.[citation needed]

The matter related to the 29 January 2007, edition of Zoo Weekly in which a photo of Garrett—taken for a charity fund-raiser—was reproduced in the magazine accompanied by an allegedly salacious caption.[4]

South Africa

Following the successes of Zoo Weekly in the United Kingdom and Australia, the South African edition launched on 6 October 2006 under a joint venture between UK publisher EMAP Consumer Media and South African media giant Media24.[citation needed] The magazine was published in both English, as Zoo Weekly, and Afrikaans, as Zoo Weekliks. The edition was discontinued by February 2008.[5]

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