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Zoo Sues Studio For Traumatizing Raccoon Used In 'Erotic' Ad

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.19.2017 | Weird News

A Russian zoo says it’s suing an advertising studio for overstimulating a raccoon it loaned out for a run-of-the-mill television commercial that ins...

Poachers Kill Vince The Rhino Inside French Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.07.2017 | Green

One or more poachers sneaked into a zoo near Paris on Monday night and killed a 4-year-old male rhinoceros. Their goal was his horns. The rhino, named...

Zoo Hippo Died From Poor Care, Not Beating, Prosecutors Say

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.04.2017 | Green

The brutal attack that El Salvador zoo officials said killed a hippo at the facility may not have actually occurred, new evidence suggests. Gustavito,...

Beloved Hippo Gustavito 'Fatally Beaten' In El Salvador Zoo

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.04.2017 | Crime

UPDATE: Mar. 4 ― Gustavito the hippo may have died from insufficient care at El Salvador’s National Zoological Park, a post-mortem examination sug...

The Dizzying Zoo Debacle

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 02.10.2017 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The past week has presented the world with three more examples of botched zoo management, which fit into the dizzying array of issues regarding wildlife captivity, zoo safety, and the protection of both people and animals.

Animal Care Team Working Around the Clock to Nurse Premature Baby Hippo to Health at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.26.2017 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's two-day-old baby hippo, born six weeks early, is hanging in there.  Her care team continues to give her 24-hour a...

Premature Hippo Baby is Receiving Critical Care from Cincinnati Zoo Staff

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.24.2017 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Seventeen-year-old hippo Bibi gave birth early this morning to the first Nile hippo born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 75 years. The cal...

Cincinnati Zoo's First Baby of 2017 is a Colobus Monkey... A Unique Monkey Species Known for Having No Thumbs

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.18.2017 | Good News
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's first baby of 2017 is a guereza colobus, a type of monkey once thought to be abnormal because it has no thumbs...

Tilikum, Orca At The Center Of SeaWorld Controversy, Has Died

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Green

Tilikum, the SeaWorld orca featured in the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” died Friday ― two days before the company plans to officially end its o...

Seven Penguins Die At Troubled Calgary Zoo In Suspected Mass Panic

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.10.2016 | Green

A Calgary Zoo director arriving at work Thursday was stunned to find seven dead penguins in their pool. The birds had drowned, according to necropsies...

New Baby Giraffe Born At Zoo That Killed 'Surplus' Giraffe 2 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.18.2016 | Green

A baby giraffe has been born at a zoo that faced international outrage after workers killed a “surplus” young giraffe in 2014. Denmark’s Copenha...

It's Time We Kill Harambe All Over Again

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The meme is insensitive, racist, and devalues the loss of human life. Gorilla life is important, but activism should push past the reductive world of becoming a meme.

Get Ready, World: A New Baby Panda Is On The Way

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green

Drop everything and prepare for cuteness — a new baby panda could soon be welcomed into the world. Lun Lun, one of Zoo Atlanta’s resident giant p...

This Polar Bear Hybrid Lives In A Chinese Mall, 'Suffering For Selfies'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green

Footage and photos captured inside Grandview Aquarium, located inside a mall in Guangzhou, China, reveals a sad tableau. Animals, including bears, wol...

Prankster Posts Fake And Very Funny Animal Facts Around L.A. Zoo

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.05.2016 | Weird News

Factoids at the zoo can sometimes be a little dry, right? Comedian Jeff Wysaski changed that when he posted signs with completely false but hilarious ...

Give Zoos A Break And Pay Tribute To Harambe The Gorilla On The One Month Anniversary Of His Death

Jordan Schaul | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Jordan Schaul

I will never have a chance to read and process all the rumor and rhetoric surrounding Harambe that has been generated by the public and the responses from professional experts. However, I keep thinking about him and what a loss this must be for the zoo keepers and staff who cared for him.

140-Year-Old Zoo Is Closing And Sending Animals To Sanctuaries

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green

The Buenos Aires Zoo is shutting down and transferring most of its animals to wildlife sanctuaries, the mayor of Argentina’s capital announced Thurs...

Humanity's Illogical Rage When The Beast Bites Back

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green
Captain Paul Watson

The killing of a two-year old boy is a sad tragedy in human eyes of course, but what does a vendetta against alligators accomplish?

Harambe, Cecil Tragedies Challenge Traditional Conservation Definition

Azzedine Downes | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Azzedine Downes

The one-year anniversary of the death of Cecil the Lion and the recent killing of Harambe, a Western Low Land Gorilla in a zoo in the United States, has ignited the fury of some and baffled just as many others.

Stop the Mom Shaming: Harambe-Gate Could've Happened to You

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

What the f*ck is wrong with you, moms? If anyone should be on the bashing bandwagon it is me, and I am smart enough to let it pass me by.

Dissecting the Concept of Empathy: On Harambe and Beyond

Neel Swamy | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Neel Swamy

It is natural to feel helpless and upset when we turn to the news for information. We live in a world where tragedy is frequent and suffering is far from nonexistent. Reading stories about the refugee crisis, domestic violence, environmental disasters, decimating animal populations and gun violence in our own country is emotionally taxing.

WATCH: Lion Charges Little Kid At Zoo | Posted 06.07.2016 | Weird News

What was that little dude thinking? Has he not seen dozens of well-thought-out and rational arguments on Facebook about what happened at the Cincinnat...

Is it Time to Break With the Colonial Legacy of Zoos?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Instead of seeking justice for Harambe, or improving zoo policies or exhibit design, we should first ask what, precisely, are we conserving in zoos? In my view, we are perpetuating an outmoded worldview rooted in colonialism.

Are Zoos Bad? Or Are Humans Just Weird?

Melissa Janisin | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Melissa Janisin

All that I'm saying is that if you have pets, you can't hate zoos. Period. Think about it. You can call an animal a zoo prisoner or call it the family Chihuahua, and either way, what you are dealing with is a captive animal.

A Day Of Magic At The Bronx Zoo

Alicia Barnes | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Alicia Barnes

When people come to NYC, one borough I feel that is typically overlooked is the Bronx. Known for Fordham University, Botanical Gardens, Yankee Stadiu...