I have just made THE most amazing discovery.

this magazine is FABULOUS, what an amazing resource! I'm going to have to dig back through their back issues.
I also got loads of reading done in The Animals Reader, and found myself really keen on the writing of Boria Sax. Think I'll try and find his book The Mythical Zoo to have a complete look at. Next up is Steve Baker's What is the Postmodern Animal which should be good, as he does collaborative work with an artist and is excited about how science and contemporary art can overlap.
I also found these really wonderful back issue articles from the NY Times:
Both written by Sarah Boxer