Articles Tagged with zoo

Rare White Lion Cub Born At Omaha Zoo

Lion Cubs

On Wednesday, the Doorly National Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska, announced the birth of a rare white lion cub as well as his more commonly-coated brother and sister, who were born to first time mother, 6-year-old lioness Ahadi, on November 21. The cubs are fathered by the zoo’s 15-year-old male lion, Mr. Big. At… Read more »

Controversial Zoo That Killed Giraffe Kills Four Lions

copenhagen zoo lions

The Copenhagen Zoo is back in the news again! This time, the zoo is in the spotlight for killing two lions and their cubs just to clear the way for a new male. According to MSN News, the Copenhagen Zoo stated that two old lions and been euthanized as part of a generational shift and… Read more »

Gorilla Surrogate Mother Accepts Baby As Her Own

Gladys Gorilla Surrogate Mother

A gorilla surrogate mother has come forward to raise an abandoned baby. Zoologists at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced on Tuesday that Gladys, the 5-month-old Western lowland gorilla who was rejected by her mom, now has a new caretaker. Zookeepers began introducing Gladys to new mom, M’Linzi, on Monday June 17. The pair began to bond,… Read more »

Red Panda Recovering From Escape Attempt Foiled By Twitter [Video]

Red panda

Red panda Rusty’s great escape from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. on Monday is truly a tale for our times. We’ll never know for sure exactly when the mischievous red panda slipped his enclosure sometime between 6 PM on Sunday evening and 7:30 AM on Monday morning. But, thanks to Twitter, we know… Read more »

Foul Mouth Myna Bird At China Zoo Swears At Tourists

Foul Mouth Myna

A tough talking myna bird has been put into isolation by zookeepers for hurling swear words at visitors. It looks to be the fault of zoo patrons who taught the bird some very inappropriate language. An article in The Indian Express writes that myna birds, officially known as Gracula religiosia, are linguistic marvels. Hailing from… Read more »

Zoo Officials Must Choose Which Species Live And Die

Lion-Tailed Macaque

Zoo officials across the country are facing tough choices on which endangered species they can save and which they cannot, as funding does not allow them to save every animal, because of a skyrocketing list of endangered species. The New York times reports that one such species is the lion-tailed macaque monkey, of which only… Read more »