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On the Science and Ethics of Keeping Polar Bears In Captivity

Jordan Schaul | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Bear researchers and managers are sometimes critical of ex situ programs. Skeptical that zoo science confers much, if any value to better understanding polar bears in captivity or in the wild where polar bear habitat is clearly vanishing, field biologists are sometimes justified in their skepticism.

Toddler Plays 'Peek-A-Boo' With Gorilla; Internet Goes Ape

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weird News

Peek-a-boo with Kamoli! Thanks to Sherry C. for sharing this video!Posted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Friday, August 28, 2015 This would definitel...

"Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty," Says Man Who Pet Zoo Cougars

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.29.2015 | Weird News

An Ohio man expressed little remorse after filming himself jumping a zoo barrier and petting two cougars. "Come here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty," Jos...

All Of The Lights

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Want a surefire way to brighten your holiday season this year? Some of the best zoos around the country are upping the merrymaking ante. Here's a look at some of the best of the bunch.

LOOK: Ten Best Zoos In The U.S.

Posted 04.19.2013 | DC

We like animals. A lot. We like to visit them in zoos around the world. Since it's not always possible to leave the States to visit furry and not furr...

LOOK: Adorable Newborn Tiger Cubs

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

Ohio's Columbus Zoo And Aquarium recently welcomed an adorable pair of rare newborn amur tigers, the Associated Press reports. Born almost two we...

How You Can Help Surviving Animals From Ohio Farm Tragedy

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

Though the Columbus Zoo has now taken in the sole six survivors from the Zanesville, Ohio, farm tragedy, the animals still need additional help. No...

Was Killing Dozens Of Loose Exotic Animals The 'Right Thing' To Do?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

Killing scores of exotic animals after they were set free from a farm in Zanesville, Ohio on Tuesday night was the right thing to do, according to Dir...