Stories tagged: zoo
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
Zoo home to April the giraffe and baby opening Monday
People hoping to get an up-close look at April the giraffe’s baby born at an upstate New York zoo before a live stream audience will have to wait a little …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
‘Aww’ inspiring: NYC Zoo unveils fluffy Andean bear cub
An “aww” inspiring bear cub is making his public debut in New York City.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo
April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a livestream of her pregnancy and birth that has enthralled viewers …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
April the giraffe in New York has calf before 1.2 million online
Before an online audience of more than a million viewers, April the giraffe gave birth to a calf Saturday at a New York zoo, ending weeks of proverbial pacing by …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Giraffe dies after fall at Zoo Boise
Officials at Zoo Boise say their 11-year-old giraffe, Julius Longfello, has died after a fall.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs from Montana get names: Nova and Nita
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone park
China is planning to create a preserve for the giant panda that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the western U.S.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Parody pregnant giraffe mom beats real pregnant giraffe in giving birth
A South Carolina mom who won many followers as she parodied a zoo’s live-cam of a pregnant giraffe gave birth this week to a healthy boy. And she kept the …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
King Zulu, beloved white Bengal tiger at Audubon Zoo, dies
King Zulu, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Zoo’s pregnant giraffe, April, is a live-streaming sensation
A pregnant giraffe has its own website, a GoFundMe page, an apparel line and millions of people worldwide watching live-streaming video waiting for it to give birth.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Education center at Idaho Falls zoo receives $500,000 donation
The Idaho Falls City Council has voted to accept a $500,000 donation to build an education center at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautpheus Park.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Rare baby bongo antelope makes debut at Los Angeles Zoo
A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicit
The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China
The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Baby orangutan, parents’ 3rd, debuts at zoo, is doing great
A baby orangutan has made its debut at a Pennsylvania zoo.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Police detain shooter near California zoo; many shots fired
Officials say a gunman who fired numerous shots Friday morning in east Oakland near the Oakland Zoo has been disarmed and is in police custody.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11 a.m.
An orangutan will have a chance to find her mate – through ‘Tinder’
Zookeepers in the Netherlands say they will start using a tablet to show the orangutan pictures of available males from a breeding program, according to the Guardian.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
National Zoo suspends search for escaped bobcat
The National Zoo is suspending its search from a bobcat that escaped from its enclosure.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Tinder for apes? Dutch zoo gives orangutans screen time
How does a primate find a date when they’re confined to an urban jungle? Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Bobcat escapes from National Zoo in Washington
A bobcat has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington but the zoo says the animal poses no danger to people.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 5 p.m.
60-year-old gorilla, first to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio
The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Second red panda triplet dies at suburban Philadelphia zoo
A red panda, a species listed as endangered, has died at a suburban Philadelphia zoo.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Boise zoo’s lion, 14, dies after battling lymphoma
The Boise zoo’s 14-year-old male lion has been euthanized after a battle with lymphoma.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Writer expresses optimism for world peace; city gives up hunt for bear that escaped Manito Park zoo
On Christmas 1916, a writer expressed optimism that world peace would be restored before Christmas 1917.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, midnight
100 years ago outside of Spokane: Bear cub on the run from Manito Park Zoo eludes capture for third day
From our archive, 100 years ago For the third day, the escaped Manito Park Zoo bear continued to elude its captors – and had a close call with a shotgun-wielding …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Bear cub escapes from Manito Park Zoo
From our archives, 100 years ago A woman living near 21st Avenue and Bernard Street heard a scratching at her front door.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla
Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
‘Seeing eye camel’ acts as guide for blind horse at zoo
A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Lion at Zoo Boise diagnosed with cancer
Officials at Zoo Boise say one of the three lions in the African Plains Exhibit is being treated for cancer and the prognosis is unclear.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Blind female ape missing from Naples Zoo exhibit
Authorities say a blind white-handed gibbon is missing from the primate exhibit at the Naples Zoo.