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Coyote in Zoo Idaho exhibit killed, another injured

Officials at an eastern Idaho zoo are investigating after a coyote inside an exhibit was killed and another injured. Zoo Idaho officials told the Idaho State Journal that workers on Saturday morning found Odie dead in the exhibit and Ky injured.

Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities

Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her from chewing food properly.

Former Seattle zoo elephant found dead

One of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year has died.

Danes OK with zoo’s plan to publicly dissect year-old lion

A Danish zoo is planning to publicly dissect a year-old lion that it has killed to avoid inbreeding – a year after another Danish zoo triggered massive online protests for killing a healthy young giraffe, dissecting it and feeding it to lions in front of children.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Two burned bodies were found inside a ramshackle shack near the south bank of the Spokane River at Sheridan Street.


Andy Goldfarb, a staff biologist at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, plays with one of the four clouded leopard cubs currently at the zoo June 5, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. This sweet photo was made by former SR colleague Ingrid Barrentine. So great to see her work featured.

Baby clouded leopards debut at West Side zoo

TACOMA – Four clouded leopard cubs are now on display at a Tacoma zoo. The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will announce their genders and names next week. The 3-week-old cubs have gained about one pound apiece with regular bottle feedings, and now weigh about 1.7 pounds each.

Valley’s Old Plantation torn down

To most Spokane Valley residents it was known as the Old Plantation. The restaurant sitting on the corner of Vista Road and Sprague Avenue went from being a fancy place to take your family for dinner, to several different iterations of nightclub and live music venue, before sitting empty for two years.