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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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Spanish zoo vet shoots keeper in gorilla escape drill

Madrid - A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital.
In the Media by AFP

New-look Paris Zoo rethinks 'humanimal' relationship

Paris - Paris zoo reopens its gates on Saturday after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals.
In the Media by Isabelle Toussaint (AFP)

Danish zoo that killed giraffe puts down four lions

Copenhagen - A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male, it said on Tuesday."Because of the pride of lions' natural structure ...
In the Media by AFP

Three tiger cubs born in London zoo

London - The birth of three tiger cubs at London Zoo has been filmed using hidden cameras. After a 106-day pregnancy the five-year-old Sumatran tigress gave birth to three bouncing cubs.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Danish zoo may kill second giraffe named Marius

Copenhagen - Just days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked global outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe named Marius, another Danish zoo says it may do the same thing to a giraffe with the same name.
In the Media by AFP

German monkey stud to be moved to Czech zoo after 50 babies

Leipzig - Purus, a 10-year-old squirrel monkey, has been the only breeding male available for the 53 females at Halle Zoo near Leipzig. After siring 50 babies, the zoo says enough is enough, and he is being moved to a Czech zoo to prevent possible incest.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Uproar as young giraffe put down at Copenhagen zoo

Copenhagen - A Danish zoo sparked outrage Sunday when it put down a healthy young giraffe to prevent inbreeding as young children looked on, before chopping it up and feeding it to lions.
In the Media by AFP - 7 comments

Video: Tokyo zoo runs simulated gorilla escape

Tokyo - In an effort to be prepared for the unexpected, officials at Tokyo zoo ran an emergency drill on Thursday. They dressed a member of staff in a gorilla costume, who then mimed the great escape.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Tokyo zoo stages 'gorilla escape'

Tokyo - Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume on Thursday as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout.
In the Media by AFP

Tokyo zoo stages 'gorilla escape'

Tokyo - Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume on Thursday as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout.
In the Media by AFP

Visitors witness lion kill lioness at Dallas zoo

Dallas - A male lion killed a lioness with a bite to the neck at a zoo in Dallas over the weekend. The incident was witnessed by families and other stunned visitors.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

German zoo forced to change name of Fidel, the Cuban crocodile

Hoyerswerda - One of seven endangered Cuban crocodiles hatched at the Hoyerswerda Zoo was given the name "Fidel". Apparently his name has caused some problems due to associations with the Communist revolutionary, Fidel Castro, and has had to be changed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Image of kid at closed zoo goes viral

Quickly spreading across the Web, via sites such as reddit, is a photo of a child holding onto the bars of The National Zoo gate, the "temporarily closed" sign hovering above him. Does this photo best define the fallout of the U.S. government shutdown?
In the Media by David Silverberg - 6 comments

Tasmanian Devils find new home at San Diego zoo

San Diego - Four Tasmanian devils are now living at the San Diego Zoo after arriving from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia earlier this week.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Rare white rhinoceros birth at Spanish natural park

Penagos - A rare birth in captivity in a Spanish natural park has brought a baby white rhinoceros into the world. The calf is of the southern subspecies of the white rhinoceros and mother and baby are doing well.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Seal escapes to hang out in swan lake in German zoo (video)

Karlsruhe - Lola, a young seal, is now a special attraction at Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany. She managed to escape from her enclosure and is hanging out in the swan lake. Apparently she's been there for three weeks, evading capture.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Can zoos be humane and survive? Special

A debate rages in the modern world on the humanity of caging animals, asking intelligent sea life to perform for us and having circus animals perform for us. Is it inhumane? Is there a way to do it humanely?
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 11 comments

Zoo in China replaces lion with dog, hopes no one would notice

While a zoo in the central province of Henan was out (allegedly) enjoying himself at a breeding center, the zoo staff replaced him with what they thought might be the next best thing.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 3 comments

Chinese zoo in trouble for displaying a dog as a lion

Luohe - A zoo in China got into trouble when a so-called "African lion" started barking. Turns out he was a Tibetan mastiff, which is a large and shaggy breed of dog, and rather different from a big African cat.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Photo Essay: A photographic safari at the local zoo Special

Toronto - Looking for an adventure to take your kids or grandkids on? Try something old with a twist. A photographic safari at the local zoo.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 9 comments

Panda from China delivers cub in Taiwan

Taipei - A nine-year-old female giant panda donated by China to Taiwan four years ago gave birth to a female cub Saturday night at a Taipei zoo.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Black bear wanders into Tennessee zoo

Knoxville - Late Monday night, a concerned citizen phoned the Knoxville Zoo and a local ranger to alert them that a black bear was seen roaming in a neighborhood park. The bear was spotted by the ranger climbing a fence into the zoo a short time later.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Video: Lioness kills heron at the Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam

The video shows a lioness killing a heron that was foolhardy enough to land in the lion enclosure at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Watch a cat battle an Indian crocodile at a Jaipur zoo

Jaipur - A domestic cat came a whisker away from death but did not know it. The animal challenged a gharial crocodile to a fight after it strayed into the crocodile's pen at a zoo in Jaipur, India.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Bardot threatens to leave France for Russia over elephants' lives

Lyon - First Gérard Depardieu decided to renounce his French citizenship over taxes, and now holds a Russian passport. Now Brigitte Bardot is also threatening to move to Russia, over two elephants in danger of being euthanized.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Photo Essay: Visiting the animals of The Zoo at Grassmere Special

Nashville - In Nashville, one of the most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike is the Zoo at Grassmere, which features a wide array of beautiful and interesting creatures.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Video: Swiss Shepherd dog adopts 3 baby tigers in Sochi, Russia

Sochi - When Siberian tiger mother, Bagheera, refused to feed her newborn cubs, a white Swiss Shepherd dog, named Tally, came to the rescue and is feeding them herself.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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Sofia the Lion tamer at the Wellington Zoo New Zealand.
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Sofia the Lion tamer at the Wellington Zoo New Zealand.
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The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
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The Topeka Zoo is getting a trunk full of cash thanks to its newest gift products: dolls and gifts m...
Friends of the Topeka Zoo
The Topeka Zoo is getting a trunk full of cash thanks to its newest gift products: dolls and gifts made from elephants' poop.
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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  western France
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Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, western France
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Oran-gutan baby.
Oran-gutan baby.
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The San Diego Zoo’s 6-month-old jaguar  Tikal  enjoyed rolling a jack-o’-lantern around his exhi...
Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo’s 6-month-old jaguar, Tikal, enjoyed rolling a jack-o’-lantern around his exhibit.
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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.
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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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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.
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The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
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Black lemur
Black lemur
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The elephants at the Zoo at Grassmere.
The elephants at the Zoo at Grassmere.
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At times it appears as if the meerkats enjoy watching the zoo visitors as much as the visitors enjoy...
At times it appears as if the meerkats enjoy watching the zoo visitors as much as the visitors enjoy watching them.
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West African dwarf crocodile babies and eggs just hatching.   This would be a hard find in the wild.
West African dwarf crocodile babies and eggs just hatching. This would be a hard find in the wild.
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One of the Giraffes at Nashville s Zoo at Grassmere
One of the Giraffes at Nashville's Zoo at Grassmere
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Lemur from Madagascar
Lemur from Madagascar
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Otters playing at Paradise Park in Broxbourne
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Otters playing at Paradise Park in Broxbourne
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Photo of Tasmanian devil taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah  Queensland  AU
Photo of Tasmanian devil taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, AU
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Meerkat (Suricat)
Meerkat (Suricat)
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