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Jaguar escapes zoo and moves from one enclosure to next, killing trapped animals

A jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans slipped out of its enclosure and went on a territorial killing rampage sometime overnight, attacking four alpacas, an emu and a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 8 p.m.

Wild bear that broke into S. Idaho zoo captured

An eastern Idaho zoo reopened Tuesday after wildlife officials captured a wild black bear that somehow made it past a perimeter fence and climbed a large tree.


Canadian zoo officials charged for taking a bear out to get ice cream

A Canadian zoo has been fined for not letting wildlife authorities know it was taking a 1-year-old bear to a local Dairy Queen so it could get an ice cream …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

London Zoo fire toll: 1 aardvark dead, 4 meerkats missing

London Zoo officials say a fire Saturday morning left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing.


Pittsburgh zoo euthanizes baby elephant with feeding issues

A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.


Cincinnati Zoo’s newborn rhino named Kendi, ‘the loved one’

The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating another newborn, an eastern black rhino named Kendi, months after welcoming its now-famous young hippo, Fiona.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Stray bullet kills camel in Oregon animal rehab center

An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.


Zoo report: Giraffe died of broken neck

A young giraffe that died at a Pennsylvania zoo last month suffered a broken neck after it leaned into an adjoining stall and was injured by his father, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Five rare Barbary lion cubs go on show at zoo in Germany

Five rare Barbary lion cubs have been shown to the public for the first time at a zoo in southwestern Germany, delighting visitors as they clumsily plodded through their enclosure.


Baby hippo Fiona makes her media debut at zoo, explores pool

A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has made its news media debut.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

Tiger kills female zookeeper at zoo in England

Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at a zoo 80 miles north of London.


4 months, 3 cancer cases, 2 animal deaths at Zoo Boise

Creatures at Zoo Boise get yearly wellness checks and, like humans, cancer is a particular scourge.


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 …


‘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 …


Giraffe dies after fall at Zoo Boise

Officials at Zoo Boise say their 11-year-old giraffe, Julius Longfello, has died after a fall.


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 …


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.


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.


Rare baby bongo antelope makes debut at Los Angeles Zoo

A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo.


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.


Baby orangutan, parents’ 3rd, debuts at zoo, is doing great

A baby orangutan has made its debut at a Pennsylvania zoo.


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.


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.


National Zoo suspends search for escaped bobcat

The National Zoo is suspending its search from a bobcat that escaped from its enclosure.