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Op-Ed: Reflections on zoos and euthanasia

The slaughter of giraffe Marius at a Copenhagen zoo has prompted interest in just how many healthy animals are actually slaughtered by zoos in Europe and worldwide. It seems numbers are unknown, however scientific thought is that slaughters are necessary
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Costa Rica plans to close zoos and release animals from captivity

Government officials in Costa Rica say they plan to close both public zoos next year so that the animals can be freed from their cages.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 6 comments

Aussie wombats debut at Toronto Zoo

Toronto - Millie and Arthur, a pair of orphaned Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats, have been welcomed into their new home in the Australasia Pavilion at Toronto Zoo.
In the Media by Tracey Lloyd

World’s oldest reproductive orangutan in captivity dies in France

Nantes - Major, believed to be the world's oldest reproductive orang-utan in captivity has died at a zoo in western France, aged 50.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

3rd giraffe dies in B.C. animal facility, charges pending

Charges are pending against the Fort Langely conservation centre, Mountain View Conservation Centre after a giraffe died during hoof trimming.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

Giraffes' Deaths Lead to Scrutiny for BC Conservation Centre Special

A veterinarian has determined the cause of death of at least one of two giraffes that died suddenly last month at Mountain View Conservation Centre in Fort Langley, British Columbia.
Digital Journal Report by Derek Leschasin

Billy the Elephant Lost His Bid For Freedom in L.A.

The battle over Billy, the sole surviving elephant in the Los Angeles Zoo, topped in its elephantine tracks by city council vote to keep Billy in a new zoo exhibit and not send him to a sanctuary.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 4 comments

Billy Remains Elephant-size Problem for L.A. Zoo, Council

Last Friday was supposed to have been a day of reckoning for Billy the lone elephant remaining in the Los Angeles Zoo. It didn't happen and both sides are gearing up to renew the fight over Billy's fate.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 2 comments

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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
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Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore

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$10 million for two giant pandas!

I felt a tinge of sadness in my heart when I read about the two pandas, Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yang Guang (Sunlight),...
Dec 5, 2011 by Caroline Vimla - 3 comments


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