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Donkey Kong, Anyone? Orangutans Learning To Play Xbox To Fight Boredom In Zoo

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology

There’s now one less divide between humans and orangutans. One of mankind’s closest relatives is learning how to play Xbox video games thanks to r...

Here's Proof That There's Nothing Cuter Than A Baby Hippo Learning To Swim

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green

Baby pygmy hippo Obi might only be 3 weeks old, but he sure is getting the hang of this whole swimming thing. Obi and his mom, Petre, ventured into...

LOOK: Why This Lion Is Licking A Giant Blood Popsicle

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

As a record-breaking heat wave roasted Australia this week, a lion at the Melbourne Zoo kept cool by licking a bloody treat: According to the c...

Melbourne Zoo's First Baby Elephant Makes Taking A Bath Look Cute (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Melbourne Zoo welcomed its first baby elephant ever to be born in its 148-year-history, and only the second to be born at an Australian zoo, Reute...