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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.

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.
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Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
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Photo of Tasmanian devil taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, AU
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Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
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Pic taken by me, Lions at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Through the glass a panda lays in a zoo enclosure while people look through at the Panda.
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The Bowmanville Zoo in ontario, Canada
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