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Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub

The public is getting its first glimpse of new red panda cub at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Cat Tales founder, who turned his Colbert home into zoo for rescued animals, dies at 72

Family, staff, students and furry friends of the Cat Tales Zoological Park remember Mike Wyche for his selfless love of animals, larger than life personality and constant jokes. Wyche, whose …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Zoo: Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Phoenix facility

A woman who was attacked by a jaguar after crossing a barrier at a zoo to take a photo of the animal has apologized to the facility outside Phoenix.

Zoo animals still need to be fed despite government shutdown

The Washington National Zoological Park’s most famous residents still need to be fed, as do thousands of other animals, even as the facility closed its gates Wednesday.

Animal advocates: Fatal zoo mauling shows need for crackdown

The fatal mauling of a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen illustrates the need for North Carolina regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …