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Arturo, World's Saddest Polar Bear Dies After Decades In Captivity

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green

Arturo, a 31-year old polar bear held in captivity for more than two decades, has died in Argentina. He first made headlines as the “world’s sadde...

The Gorilla, the Boy, and the Question: Why Do We Need Zoos?

Ken White | Posted 06.03.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

The killing of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has received the attention one could only expect. I don't care to join in the bashing and blaming, but I do think this is the right time to ask a far more basic question. Why do we need zoos?

Man's Drunken Playdate With Bear Didn't End Well, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 05.23.2016 | Crime

David Shepard's first year of legal drinking is one for the books. Authorities said the 21-year-old North Dakota man was intoxicated when he sneaked i...

People Bring Food To Starving Zoo Animals Everyone Else Has Forgotten

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green

There's just one tiger left at the zoo in Khan Younis, a city in war-torn Gaza. His name is Laziz....

Is This The Worst Zoo In The World?

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green

This might be one of the saddest zoos in the world....

Animals Left To Die At Abandoned Zoo Are Losing Their Minds

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green

Meet the zoo animals who were left to die....

Adorable Video Captures Penguin Breakout Attempt At Denmark Zoo

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

Their tiny webbed feet gave them away. A group of penguins was recently filmed attempting to carry out a daring escape inside a Denmark zoo. Unfortuna...

White Tigers Aren't An Endangered Species -- Or A Species At All

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science

Footage posted Monday of three white tiger cubs born in Crimea's Skazka Zoo might be adorable, but the cuteness of the little tigers belies the sad tr...

Up Close With a Very Smart Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After six decades of Zoo visits on five continents, and a number of safari treks through animal habitats in Southern and Western Africa, I frankly tho...

Smart Zoo Has Its Caging Priorities Right

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green

Finding a way to share the natural world with the world's most probing, curious animals — human beings — is complicated. But one zoo in New Zealan...

Meet The Woman In Charge Of Making Sure Zoo Animals Have Fun

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 09.08.2015 | OWN

As told to Sarah Z. Wexler Stimulus Package "My title is animal keeper and chair of the Enrichment and Training Committee at the Smithsonian's Nationa...

Zoo Animals Roam Free After Flooding In Tbilisi

Associated Press | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroye...

The Simple Household Remedy For That Awful Skunk Stench

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green

While there are some particularly inventive myths about the best way to combat the foul odor of skunk spray, a concoction of a few household items is ...

Road Trip USA: Ohio

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

My last adventure was tackling the whitewater rapids on the New River in West Virginia. After driving across the border into Ohio I headed for its third largest city, Cincinnati, for up-close and personal animal encounters at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Elephant's Unexpected Death Fans Debate Over Animal Captivity

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green

A 45-year-old African elephant's unexpected death at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo has fanned the flames of the ongoing debate about the humaneness of e...

Bear Saves Drowning Crow -- And Doesn't Eat It

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green

You're a hungry bear, surrounded by apples and carrots, when a crow wanders into your enclosure and gets stuck in the water. Dinnertime, right? ...

11 Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Next Trip To The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

Many zoos claim they are helping animals, but often times, aren't doing so at all.

This Is What Happens When A Voice Actor Goes To The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.17.2014 | Comedy

When voice actor Brock Baker went to visit Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, the animals magically started to speak up. Now we're wondering...

Fat Farm For Elephants To Open Soon

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

Humans aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom with an obesity problem. A foundation in Northern California plans to open an elephant “fat f...

WATCH: Baby Polar Bear Introduced To Snow For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Toronto Zoo's newest resident, an almost three-month-old polar bear cub, is winning the hearts of viewers everywhere. One of three males born on No...

It's A Girl!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green

This little female calf was born on November 13 at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo to parents Savannah and Uno. Mom, Savannah, was born in the zoo in 2001 and i...

LOOK: White-Cheeked Gibbon Baby Will Melt Your Heart

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.19.2013 | Miami

Check out this adorable three-week-old white-cheeked gibbon, the first of the endangered species to be born at Zoo Miami. Born on August 26, the g...

PHOTOS: R.I.P. Beautiful Carlita

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Miami

Zoo Miami announced that they had to make the difficult decision Monday to euthanize one of their most iconic residents, Carlita, a 21-year-old white ...

PHOTOS: This Orangutan Stays Warm Like A Boss

Posted 08.25.2013 | Green

Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include: The National Zoo’s panda gave birth to a cubA new study shows that rams with ...

PHOTOS: Zoo Animals Cool Off

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

It's hot enough outside as a human -- imagine if you were a three-ton elephant or a hairy Giant Panda! Keepers at Smithsonian's National Zoo emplo...