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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

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"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, kit...

A Little Piece Of Africa... In Ohio

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says its $30 million, 43-acre "Heart of Africa" exhibit will open to guests on May 22. The zoo s...

All Of The Lights

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

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.

Ohio Zoo Names Monkey After Quirky TV Character

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says its most recent additions include a monkey that was born last month and is named after a quirky scientist ...

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...

Gorilla Makes Mega Millions Prediction

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As the rest of the country goes ape over the prospect of cashing in on the Mega Millions' record $540 million jackpot, a goril...

Injured Leopard Euthanized After Exotic Zoo Escape Debacle

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spotted leopard that was among six creatures kept at an Ohio zoo after an exotic animal escape was euthanized after it was h...

Wife Of Man Who Set Exotic Pets Free Wants To Reclaim Surviving Animals From Zoo

AP | KANTELE FRANKO and ANN SANNER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six exotic animals that were among dozens freed by their suicidal owner and survived a big-game hunt by sheriff's deputies with...

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...

Ohio Man Reportedly Traded Guns For Exotic Animals

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — An owner of dozens of wild animals who freed them before committing suicide this week was an avid gun collector who had trade...

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...

PHOTO: 3 Endangered Kittens Born At Ohio Zoo

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

POWELL, Ohio -- Three Asian fishing cats have been born at an Ohio zoo as part of a program aimed at protecting endangered species. The Columbus Zo...

Zoo Tricks Flamingoes With Fake Eggs So Mothers Can Rest

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio zoo is using artificial eggs to fool its mother flamingoes, so they don't wear themselves out. The Columbus Zoo and Aquariu...