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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.

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...

Mom Shaming Reaches New Low in Wake of Gorilla Incident

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It's so hard to be a parent these days. If we keep our children close, on literal leashes, we're called helicopter parents. We're told to relax and let them be kids. But the second we let our children go and they do something wrong, we're accused of being negligent.

Harambe or the Child? Do YOU Really Want to Call It?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pradeep Aradhya

The controversy over the killing of the gorilla into whose enclosure an innocent and maybe mischievous child fell has been raging for the 6th day now....

The Lesson of Harambe

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

In a world where accidents happen, we should always minimize or eliminate risk. Here, the only way to really do so is to not have certain animals in cities in the first place.

Update and Thoughts on the Harambe the Gorilla Tragedy

Nicole Wilde | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Nicole Wilde

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're aware of the recent tragedy that occurred at the Cincinnati Zoo when a 4-year-old boy slipped under a railing, crawled across some wires and a moat and ended up in an enclosure with three gorillas.

I Am The Mom At The Zoo

Celeste Erlach | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Celeste Erlach

I am that mom at the zoo. As much as I helicopter parent my two-year-old son, I look away too. I check my phone. I chat with friends. I tend to my infant. That mom at the zoo could have been me.

Zoo Gorilla Shot Dead After Child Enters Enclosure: How These Tragedies Can Be Prevented

Nicole Wilde | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Nicole Wilde

I'm sure it's difficult to keep an eye on your child 24/7. But in each of these cases, had a parent been supervising, not to mention not doing anything incredibly stupid like standing the child up on a railing or other precarious spot, these incidents would never have occurred.

Beautiful Birds Into Cage: 14 Photos Taken at Central Zoo - The Only Zoo of Nepal

Kishor Panthi | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Kishor Panthi

This week, I visited central zoo in Lalitpur, the only zoo of Nepal. Visiting a zoo is an amazing experience for me. I always prioritize bird-sectio...

World's 'Loneliest Elephant' Dies After Decades In Concrete Enclosure

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green

The oldest elephant in Japan, dubbed the world’s "loneliest elephant" by animal welfare activists, died Thursday at the age of 69. Hanako the elepha...

Zookeepers Kill 2 Lions To Save Man Who Entered Enclosure

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.22.2016 | World

Zookeepers in Chile killed two African lions Saturday to protect a man who entered their enclosure. The man stripped naked, jumped into the pen and be...

Newborn Tigers Snuggle Up To Their Mama In Adorable Debut

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

Three tiny Amur tigers were born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio, late Wednesday night. Video footage showed them snuggling up to th...

This Zoo In Gaza Displays Dead And Starving Animals

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

A trip to a zoo in Gaza's southern city of Khan Younis is more of a heartbreaking experience than a pleasant one. Peering out of the cages of Mohammad...

Endangered in the Wild, In Danger in Captivity

Stephen Wells | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Stephen Wells

On February 11, in response to a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Judge Jon Scoles issued an order that the zoo must transfer its endangered species to facilities that can meet the animals' needs.

Otter At Calgary Zoo Killed By Pair Of 'Unauthorized' Pants

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.18.2016 | World

An otter died at the Calgary Zoo this week after it was given a pair of pants by two employees, zoo officials said. The animal, a 12-year-old North Am...

Animal Cruelty Is Part of the Fabric of the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Animals as well as humans have suffered from greed and neglect across the former Soviet Union, animals-rights activists say. Some of the worst offenders have been organizations owned by the government, such as zoos and circuses.