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Video Of Giraffe About To Give Birth Removed For ‘Nudity And Sexual Content’

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.23.2017 | Weird News

A popular YouTube live stream is back on air after it was accused of broadcasting “nudity and sexual content” because it showed a giraffe about to...

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.

Escaped D.C. Bobcat Found After 3 Days On The Lam

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.01.2017 | Weird News

UPDATE: Ollie has been found on zoo property, the zoo announced on Twitter Wednesday evening. Female bobcat Ollie found on Zoo property. Facebook Liv...

Red Panda On The Loose From Zoo, Maybe Driven Out By Pushy Male

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Green

Staff at the Virginia Zoo are on the lookout for a missing female red panda who the zoo says may have fallen out of a tree as her lusty male counterpa...

Skeletal Sun Bears In Indonesia Zoo Spark Outrage

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green

Animal lovers are demanding that an Indonesia zoo be closed after widely circulated video clips of captive sun bears show them so emaciated that their...

Colo, World's Oldest Known Gorilla, Dies At 60

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Green

The world’s oldest known gorilla died in her sleep overnight, the Columbus Zoo announced Tuesday. With a heavy heart we report that #ColoGorilla pa...

Meet The Adorable Newborn Elephant That Just Joined Disney's Herd

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.05.2017 | Good News

It’s a girl for Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The Orlando, Florida, attraction announced Wednesday the birth of an adorable elephant named ...

This Pregnant Orangutan Is Having A Baby Shower, Registered At Target

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 12.15.2016 | Parents

Here at HuffPost Parents, we celebrate parenthood in all its forms, including the beauty of motherhood in the animal kingdom. Which is why we were so...

Happy 100 Days, Ya Lun and Xi Lun

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.13.2016 | Green
Read More: Zoos, Panda, Green News

A lucky 100 days has passed since the birth of twin pandas at Atlanta’s zoo, so they’ve been officially named. In a ceremony Monday, Cub A and Cub...

Just Stop Hurting Elephants

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Despite our profound love for elephants and amazement at their very existence, humans have a unique, inexplicable capacity to bring pain and suffering to individual elephants as we simultaneously engage in behaviors that hasten their demise in the wild.

Cincinnati Zoo Deletes Twitter Under Barrage Of Harambe Memes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Technology

The Internet is not going to let the Cincinnati Zoo forget about Harambe the gorilla anytime soon. The zoo, where workers shot and killed Harambe in M...

Flamingo Dead After Busch Gardens Visitor Allegedly Attacks Her

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Crime

A beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, had to be euthanized Tuesday after police say a park visitor attacked her. Pinky, a female Chil...

Putting Your Self(ie) And Animals At Risk

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Wild animals are not novelties, are not safe for human interaction, do not exist to entertain us, and belong in the wild. Period.

Beluga Whales Deeply Suffer At The Vancouver Aquarium, Experts Agree

Marc Bekoff | Posted 07.07.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It's not Happening at the Zoo There is so much happening in the study of animal behavior, cognition, and emotions that it is almost impossible to kee...

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...

As Haunted As I Am By The Death Of Harambe The Gorilla, I Believe The Zoo Made The Best Decision At The Time

Jordan Schaul | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Jordan Schaul

In my opinion, in regard to the death of Harambe a month after his untimely death, the Cincinnati Zoo made the best decision possible under horrible circumstances.

Harambe the Gorilla -- Symptom Of Our Deeper Dysfunction

Carl Safina | Posted 06.18.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

Being a wild gorilla is far more dangerous than being a zoo-born gorilla. Yet the wild is the only slim hope of true survival; zoos are dead-ends for creatures whose dismantled native habitat makes reintroduction impossible.

Help for Hellbenders

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
David Mizejewski

The eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) is America's largest salamander. Like many amphibian species around the world, hellbenders are i...

One Zoo Lion Video

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

There is no question that the lives of animals in modern zoos are on people's minds all across the world lately. Harambe the gorilla in the Cincinnati...

Zoo Tiger Slams Himself Against Glass Wall After Being Taunted By Tourists

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

A zoo animal took a flying leap at a spectator only to be repulsed by a sheet of glass....

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.

Why does the death of a gorilla hurt us so much?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Thirty years ago, the killing of a gorilla in a zoo would have barely been noticed except by the people closest to the animal. Today, however, the sho...

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?

"UNLOCKING THE CAGE"

Isa Freeling | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

"Unlocking The Cage" is a smart, heroic act of film-making. This compassionate and distinctive work is a combination of single-minded legal drama and humane consciousness raising possibilities.

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.