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Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

Jakarta - A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died at a notorious Indonesian zoo where hundreds of animals have perished in recent years, an official said Wednesday.

Tiger kills Florida zookeeper in attack: Official

Miami - An endangered Malayan tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in Florida as the woman prepared to give a talk to visitors, officials and media reports said.

Swaziland plans to relocate 18 elephants to American zoos

Swaziland is planning to transfer 18 wild elephants in a Boeing 747 plane to United States in order to relocate them to three American zoos. In exchange, the zoos will be contributing $450,000 to a wildlife conservation trust in Swaziland for rhinos.

Inspectors shut Rio zoo to smarten animal enclosures

Rio De Janeiro - Authorities shut the public zoo in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday until the city improves living conditions for the animals there, environmental officials said.

'Pandamania' as bouncing Bei Bei makes media debut

Washington - A black-and-white fur ball known as Bei Bei the giant panda made its media debut Wednesday as the new star of Washington zoo, a month before stepping out to meet thousands of impatient fans.

Review: Experimentation runs amok in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include one of Marvel’s tiniest superheroes with a big attitude; the concluding chapter of a strange experiment; and an expansion of the law of the jungle.

Video: Baby rhino explores its new habitat

San Diego - A short video of a newborn rhino has gone viral on Facebook. The clip shows the young rhino exploring his new surroundings.

150 Toronto crocodiles and alligators rescued by reptile zoo

Indian River - The Indian River Reptile Zoo, located in Indian River, Ontario, took around 150 crocodiles and alligators from an undisclosed home in Toronto.

Three tiny monkeys stolen from German zoo

Berlin - Three pygmy marmosets -- the world's smallest monkey species -- have been stolen from a zoo in the western German city of Dortmund, police said on Wednesday.

Georgia police hunting for another tiger from flooded zoo

Tbili - Georgian police on Friday were hunting down a tiger who escaped from the capital's flood-ravaged zoo after after another tiger mauled a man to death before being killed.

Some Tbilisi zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Tbili - Some animals from the flooded Tbilisi zoo might still be at large, zookeepers warned Thursday, after an escaped tiger mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital and had to be shot.

Escaped tiger from Georgia zoo shot after killing man

Tbili - A tiger that killed a man in the central square of Georgia's capital Tbilisi Wednesday was shot dead, officials said, four days after hundreds of animals escaped from the city's zoo after deadly floods.

Animal-lovers demand answers over Georgia zoo killing spree

Tbili - After freak floods in Georgia saw hundreds of zoo animals swept to freedom, activists are demanding an investigation into revelations that police shot many of the creatures dead as they roamed the streets.

Fourteen dead, hundreds of zoo animals wiped out in Georgia floods

Tbili - Nine people were missing in Georgia's capital Tbilisi on Monday, a day after freak floods killed 14 people and swept away zoo animals, some of which were shot after being found prowling the streets.

Lions, tigers on the loose in deadly Tbilisi floods

Tbili - Lions, tigers and even a hippopotamus escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by severe flooding that killed at least 12 people, officials said.

New private zoo helps Ukrainians forget conflict

- A young girl in a bright pink dress tiptoes around the edge of a cage containing a white Bengal tiger, as couples stroll by with pushchairs.It might be a scene from an average family day out anywhere.

Summer’s coming, and Portland is ready with its concerts

Portland - Portland, also known as the "City of Roses," is well-known for its climate, scenery and mood. Plus, with summer approaching, the city is also known as a great place to catch a concert, whether that be in a theater, ballroom or in the open air.

Spanish zoo hit with criminal complaint over chimp deaths

Madrid - An animal rights group filed a criminal complaint Thursday against a Spanish zoo after two chimpanzees named Adam and Eve that escaped from the facility died, one shot by police.

Outrage after Spain police shoot escaped chimp dead

Madrid - Animal rights groups slammed Spanish police Tuesday for shooting dead a chimpanzee named Eve who escaped from a zoo on the holiday island of Mallorca with her companion Adam.

Prague zoo to set up special unit to treat obese people

The zoo in the Czech capital Prague is set to build a special health center with XXL equipment to treat extremely overweight patients.

Video: 'Crying' hippo that fell off zoo's truck dies

Taichung - A hippo shown in a video clip that emerged online Friday, lying on the road "crying" tears of pain after he fell off the back of a truck transporting him to his home in a zoo in Taichung city, Taiwan, has died. The hippo died after he fell a second time.

S.F. Zoo workers say young gorilla's death was avoidable

San Francisco - Animal caretakers at San Francisco Zoo say the Nov. 7 death of a young endangered gorilla in its enclosure could have been prevented.

Endangered young gorilla dies at San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco - A hydraulic door that crushed an endangered young gorilla to death at the San Francisco Zoo on Friday night was custom-made with a fully functional manual shut-off switch, a zoo spokesman said Sunday.

Harpist's mellow tone soothes apes at zoo

When harpist Terri Tacheny visited the St. Paul, Minnesota Zoo with her daughters, she thought she had the perfect solution for the lethargy the big creatures exhibited: she played the harp for them.

White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

New Delhi - A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.

VIDEO: Bear turns lifeguard, saves drowning crow

Budapest - Its not often you see a grizzly bear appear to act out a scene from the popular television show Baywatch, but that is exactly what visitors at the Budapest Zoo witnessed recently.

'World's Saddest Bear' to remain in sweltering hot Argentine Zoo

Mendoza - Despite worldwide criticism from animal rights activist and constant pleas for his release, the "world's saddest polar bear" will not be moved to a Canadian zoo.

Party goer threw beer at tiger at 'Zoo Lates' event at London zoo

A party goer threw beer at a tiger, while another reveler wanted to "fight a penguin" at a series of Friday night parties at the zoo in London.

Woman banned from zoo after trying to feed cookies to lions

Memphis - A woman was recently banned from the Memphis zoo after exhibiting some strange behavior. Fortunately she was caught before she could endanger herself or the lions.

Kaeng Krachan elephant park opens at Zurich Zoo (Video)

A herd of six elephants at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland just got a real treat, as the new Kaeng Krachan elephant park opened to the public on Saturday. With loads more space to run around in and six water basins for swimming, they are happy indeed.
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Grevy’s Zebras are the largest Zebras. Born with brown stripes, they darken as they get older. See what you can photograph hiding behind the brush.
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The Bowmanville Zoo in ontario, Canada
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A gorilla sits in the shade cradling her toddler behind a cage at the zoo.  Should intelligent anima...
A gorilla sits in the shade cradling her toddler behind a cage at the zoo. Should intelligent animals be on display?
A boy on the merry-go-round at the Toronto Zoo.
A boy on the merry-go-round at the Toronto Zoo.
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An orangutan holding a security blanket while people view him through the glass enclosure walls at a city zoo.
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Peak over the brush and just imagine you're on safari in Africa while you photo these amazing African elephants that are soon to head to California at Bob Barker's request to an elephant sanctuary.
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FAMILY: The young gorilla on the right, Hasani, is the brother of Habibe, the gorilla who died Nov. 7 in an accident at San Francisco Zoo.
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Pic taken by me  a Bear on a tree at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a Bear on a tree at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Rainbow Lorikeet
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FAMILY: This adult female gorilla is the surrogate mother to the 8-month-old boy gorilla seen with her at San Francisco Zoo in 2009.
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A crow stares at the bear who just saved him from drowning.
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A bear saves a crow from drowning
A bear saves a crow from drowning
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'Crying' hippo being lifted back into the truck
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Otters playing at Paradise Park in Broxbourne
Otters playing at Paradise Park in Broxbourne
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Three kangaroos laze around in the shade in their pen at a zoo.
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Realistic baobab tree at entrance to lemur enclosure.
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Oran-gutan baby.