Zoo Weekly

Zoo Weekly

Infobox Magazine
title = ZOO Weekly Magazine

image_size =
image_caption = ZOO Australia - 23 July 2007 edition
editor = Ben Todd
editor_title = Editor
frequency = Weekly
circulation =
category =
company = Bauer
publisher =
firstdate = 2004
country = flag|United Kingdom
flag|South Africa
language = English
website = [http://www.zootoday.com/ www.zootoday.com]
[http://www.zooweekly.com.au/ www.zooweekly.com.au]
[http://www.fhm.co.za/ www.fhm.co.za]
issn =

"ZOO" is a weekly lads' mag in the United Kingdom. It was launched on January 29 2004, as the second weekly men's magazine in the UK (the first being the similar, rival, magazine; "Nuts"). "ZOO" is published by EMAP Consumer Media, being launched by the editor Paul Merrill.

"ZOO" consists of a mix of sports commentary (mostly football), girls, jokes (of the Pub Joke style), a TV guide, and comical pictures sent in by readers.

UK Edition

"ZOO" is a weekly news magazine aimed at young men, also including articles on sport, TV, fashion and grooming.The magazine is currently priced at £1.50.

The launch edition was free, to compete with Nuts also launching their first edition free.

There is no age restriction on the magazine, however some stores such as ASDA and Londis (local) have signed a voluntary code not to sell to under 16's.But other outlets such as WH Smith and Local Newsagents (excluding Londis as stated above) will sell Zoo to any age.Fact|date=October 2007

Features in the UK edition include "Zoo's Knicker Draw", "The Hot List" and weekly extended "girl" features, along with weekly football and jokes.

Australian edition

An Australian edition of ZOO was introduced on February 13, 2006 with a special promotional issue that was free of charge. The first official issue came out a week later on February 20 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.

The current spokesperson/models used regularly in "Zoo Weekly" are former Big Brother Australia contestants Krystal Forscutt, Emma Cornell and Susannah Murray. [ [http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22094466-5006002,00.html BB girl runs off with housemate] - The Daily Telegraph, "19 July 2007"]

The current issue price is $4.25 (AUD) but several issues have been $1.95, $2.50 and some prices higher than usual.

Legal issues

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 March 27 2006 issue.

On September 16, 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.

The matter related to the January 29, 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. [Golf star sues, The Age, September 16, 2007 [http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/golf-star-sues-over-lustful-claim/2007/09/15/1189277050421.html] ]


In April 2008, they offered an all-expenses divorce in a competition. Under the competition one lucky, disgruntled husband will get a chance to "unleash themselves back to bachelorhood" without having to spend a cent on the inconvenience of lawyers.

outh African edition

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. The magazine was published in both English, as "ZOO Weekly", and Afrikaans, as "ZOO Weekliks". The edition was discontinued by February 2008. [cite web|url=http://www.marketingweb.co.za/marketingweb/view/marketingweb/en/page71627?oid=101203&sn=Marketingweb%20detail|title=Another Media24 title closes|publisher=MarketingWeb|accessdate=7 July|accessyear=2008]

ee also

* Nuts
* Ralph


External links

* [http://www.zootoday.com/ ZOO Weekly UK]
* [http://www.zooweekly.com.au/ ZOO Weekly Australian edition]
* [http://www.fhm.co.za/ ZOO Weekly South African edition]
* [http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/story3385.shtml Stealing content]

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