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Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

Geneva - The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move Sunday, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win".

US zoo to return beloved giant pandas to China

Los Angeles - Two giant pandas that have been a star attraction at the San Diego Zoo for decades will soon be returned home to China, officials announced.

Chimpanzees build ladder to escape from zoo

Belfast - Most of us would wish to escape from captivity and a group of abstract thinking chimpanzees temporarily managed this feat by building a makeshift ladder to escape from Belfast Zoo.

Prague zoo hopes rare lion insemination sows seed for survival

Prague - After two suitors failed to get a rare Asiatic lioness pregnant, Prague zoo now hopes that artificial insemination will finally plant the seed for her species' survival.

Animals rescued from 'hellish' Albanian zoo

Fier - Albanian police on Sunday broke open cages at a private zoo and removed 11 animals including three lions and a bear being kept in "hellish" conditions, animal welfare workers said.

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Fpo - Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, may be put down

Fpo - An elderly polar bear at Singapore zoo, one of the site's most beloved animals, may be put down after its health deteriorated markedly, the zoo operator said Thursday.

Venezuela's woes spread to zoos as animals feed on each other

Caracas - The situation in economically depressed Venezuela is so dire, workers at one zoo are slaughtering animals to feed others -- with two emaciated pumas poster kids of sorts for the distressing state of affairs.

Review: No easy solutions in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an action-packed sequel; a fantastical comedy grounded in reality; that latest chapter in small-town crime sprees; a revival that took more than two decades; and the story of how vampires tried to end humanity.

Prague zoo fetes health of rare Malayan tiger cubs

Prague - The Prague zoo on Tuesday celebrated the health of two rare Malayan tiger cubs -- a male and a female -- born there six weeks ago.

No dog's life for elderly animals in Singapore Zoo

Singapore - Kima the cheetah lies unconscious on an operating table while blood samples are taken and a monitor beeps in the background, being treated not for the results of a savage attack, but for the ravages of old age.

Baby rhino gallops into public view at Singapore Zoo

Singapore - A baby white rhino has made his first foray into the spotlight, galloping into a public enclosure at Singapore Zoo after being given a name -- Oban, which means "King" in the African Yoruba language.

Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attack

Stare Mesto - A Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo.

93-year-old American woman donates $22 mn to Cologne Zoo

Berlin - A 93-year-old widow from the United States has donated $22 million to the zoo in Cologne, Germany, saying she wanted to give back to the city where she and her husband met during World War II, German media reported Friday.

Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq

- Simba the lion and Lula the bear, the ailing last two residents of Mosul zoo, were flown out of Iraq Monday to receive emergency care from an animal welfare group.

King of the zoo: liger cub Tsar is Russian hit

Rostov-on-don - His name is fit for a king, and he's being treated like one: Tsar the liger cub, born from an extremely rare lion-tiger romance, is proving a hit for a travelling Russian zoo.

King of the zoo: liger cub Tsar is Russian hit

Rostov-on-don - His name is fit for a king, and he's being treated like one: Tsar the liger cub, born from an extremely rare lion-tiger romance, is proving a hit for a travelling Russian zoo.

Man mauled to death by tigers after climbing into their enclosure

Ningbo - On Sunday, a father was mauled to death by three tigers at a zoo in China after he climbed into their enclosure. The man's wife and child witnessed the attack.

Review: This week’s new releases features familiar characters Special

This week’s releases include a very amusing depiction of what pets do when their owners are away; a new election conspiracy theory; a gritty drama about dreams and consequences; and a new LEGO cartoon.

Lion killed after breaking out of German zoo enclosure

Leipzig - German zookeepers shot dead a lion Thursday after two of the animals escaped from their enclosure and a tranquiliser failed to stop one of them, the zoo's director said.

Kabul's once battle-scarred zoo roars back to life

Kabul - Its scarred lion Marjan was for years a symbol of Afghan survival.

Laziz the tiger and friends leave Gaza for new life

Erez - Gaza's last tiger left the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave Wednesday with monkeys, emus, a porcupine and other animals from a zoo dubbed the "world's worst", heading for a new life in South Africa and elsewhere.

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.
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Meerkat (Suricat)
Water feature in Bioparc Fuengirola
Water feature in Bioparc Fuengirola
 Crying  hippo being lifted back into the truck
'Crying' hippo being lifted back into the truck
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Three kangaroos laze around in the shade in their pen at a zoo.
Three kangaroos laze around in the shade in their pen at a zoo.
Peak over the brush and just imagine you re on safari in Africa while you photo these amazing Africa...
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.
Realistic baobab tree at entrance to lemur enclosure.
Realistic baobab tree at entrance to lemur enclosure.
Pic taken by me  a single horned Rhino at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a single horned Rhino at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Gorilla
Oran-gutan baby.
Oran-gutan baby.
After a long game of chase  this little meerkat decided to stretch out and relax.
After a long game of chase, this little meerkat decided to stretch out and relax.
Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
A white lions rests in it s zoo enclosure  photographed through the glass enclosure set up as a safe...
A white lions rests in it's zoo enclosure, photographed through the glass enclosure set up as a safe viewing area.
Ruffed (or black and white) lemur
Ruffed (or black and white) lemur
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Pic taken by me  Lions at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, Lions at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
The San Diego Zoo’s 6-month-old jaguar  Tikal  enjoyed rolling a jack-o’-lantern around his exhi...
The San Diego Zoo’s 6-month-old jaguar, Tikal, enjoyed rolling a jack-o’-lantern around his exhibit.
Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo
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?
Even in a protected habitat  the meerkat s instinct of having  sentries  on duty is always present.
Even in a protected habitat, the meerkat's instinct of having "sentries" on duty is always present.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are inviting visitors to come take a look at their newest addition to t...
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are inviting visitors to come take a look at their newest addition to the zoo's herd of giraffe.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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