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Baby boom at Taipei Zoo lightens pandemic blues

Taipei - Taiwan's largest zoo has celebrated a flurry of births in recent months -- including pandas and pangolins -- in a welcome boost during a visitor slump due to the coronavirus.

Pakistan's only Asian elephant prepared for new home

Islamabad - A team of international vets using tranquilliser darts, flatbreads and the soothing lyrics of Frank Sinatra conducted a medical examination Friday on Pakistan's only Asian elephant, ahead of his planned move to Cambodia.

Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper

Geneva - A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement.An emergency team was alerted in the early afternoon and quickly managed to draw the tiger away from the cage where the attack took place, it added....

'Impossible to bear': Ukraine zoo struggles to survive in lockdown

Kiev - Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Ukraine, animals in Mykhailo Pinchuk's cash-strapped zoo have had to make do with leaner diets. High-quality beef has been partially replaced by other meats, and broccoli swapped for cheaper cabbage.

Mother and daughters investigated over German zoo fire

Berlin - A mother and her two daughters have turned themselves in to police over a blaze which killed dozens of monkeys at a zoo in Germany on New Year's Eve, police confirmed Thursday.

Dozens of monkeys die in German zoo fire

Berlin - Flames from flying New Year's Eve lanterns might have sparked a blaze that killed dozens of monkeys at a zoo in northwestern Germany, management and security services said Wednesday.

Endangered black rhino born in French zoo

La Teste-de-buch - A critically endangered black rhino has been born in a French zoo, authorities said on Thursday.The male calf, which does not yet have a name, was born on December 6 at the Bassin d'Arcachon Zoo in southwestern La Teste-de-Buch.

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Rennes - The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday.

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.
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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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Hyacinth Macaw
Two red monkeys clean each other while sitting on a branch in their small glass enclosure at a zoo.
Two red monkeys clean each other while sitting on a branch in their small glass enclosure at a zoo.
Gorilla and baby behind their cage at the Toronto Zoo.
Gorilla and baby behind their cage at the Toronto Zoo.
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Lemur from Madagascar
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Oran-gutan baby.
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Ruffed (or black and white) lemur
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Water feature in Bioparc Fuengirola
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FAMILY: The young gorilla on the right  Hasani  is the brother of Habibe  the gorilla who died Nov. ...
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The endangered Giant Panda photographed hiding in the long brush eating bamboo.  Pandas spend most o...
The endangered Giant Panda photographed hiding in the long brush eating bamboo. Pandas spend most of their time eating as their diet of 99% bamboo requires them to eat steady to get the nutrients they require.
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File photo: Hippopotamus
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One of the Giraffes at Nashville's Zoo at Grassmere
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Pic taken by me, a Rhino at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.

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