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Zoos turn to social media to delight, raise money amid virus

Social media is one way zoos worldwide are engaging with people who can no longer visit – their main source of income – and raise some much-needed cash. Zoos and aquariums have brought adorable distraction by posting photos and videos of animals, but the closures mean they’re still in jeopardy.

Water cooler: Oh, the places you’ll (virtually) go with online tours

You have feet in your shoes… but nowhere to really go. You do still have brains in your head, though, and with that you can go anywhere, imaginary or in some cases, virtual. Need a place to start? Here are five places in, and out of this world, that you can visit from your own home.

Apes, monkeys among 30 animals killed in German zoo fire

A fire raced through a zoo in western Germany in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said. Police said paper sky lanterns launched nearby to celebrate the arrival of 2020 were probably to blame.

Woman bites camel at truck stop zoo, police say

Caspar the camel was minding his own business inside his enclosure at the Tiger Truck Stop petting zoo in Grosse Tete, Louisiana, when suddenly a pair of unwanted visitors commanded his attention.

Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another rhino species from extinction.