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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.

In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan

A sign outside Sandra’s cage explains that “orangutan” comes from the Malay expression for “person of the forest.” But she remains in a concrete cell in a Buenos Aires zoo and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors.

Orangutan’s birth ‘a very big deal’ for National Zoo

After a record-setting four-minute labor, a 19-year-old Bornean orangutan gave birth at the National Zoo on Monday night, the first such birth at the zoo for the critically endangered species in a quarter-century.

Zoo Atlanta’s giant female panda is expecting twins – again!

Oh baby, baby! Atlanta’s zoo says its giant panda is expecting her second set of twins. Zoo Atlanta said in a news release Tuesday that its veterinary team obtained an ultrasound image from Lun Lun confirming the presence of a second fetus.

After 18 years, alligator gets new home at LA Zoo

After 18 years at the shelter north of Los Angeles, Tina the alligator was scheduled to be moved Wednesday from her private pool to the alligator enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Oregon Zoo takes in wild bobcat kitten

The Oregon Zoo has taken in a 2-month-old bobcat kitten that was removed from the wild near Eagle Point, Oregon by well-intentioned but misguided humans.

No charges against mom of boy in Cincinnati gorilla exhibit

A prosecutor said Monday that he isn’t seeking charges against the mother of a 3-year-old boy who got into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit, resulting in the shooting of an endangered gorilla to protect him.

Honor Harambe by working to save gorillas

As much as some people would like to believe that Harambe was trying to protect the child from the screaming humans overhead, no one could ever know his actual plan.

Gary Crooks: The shame of public shaming

Social media shaming is rampant, but nothing new. It also happens with predictable frequency in comments after news articles about traffic accidents and other mishaps.

Police investigate after zoo gorilla killed to protect boy

Police said Tuesday they were investigating the circumstances surrounding a 4-year-old boy entering a gorilla’s exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and the animal being shot to death to protect the child. A federal investigation is also planned.