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Legal Personhood for Apes

Stephen Wells | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

The unprecedented ruling for Sandra opens the doors for major changes in the treatment of animals in zoos, circuses, theme parks, and research facilities. The recognition of her legal personhood by the Argentinian court shows it's time our own legal system caught up.

Road Trip USA: Ohio

Kevin Richberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | 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.

A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

The Zoo Of The Future Looks AMAZING

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green

Imagine a mirrored pod that takes you down a river, so you can see elephants who (hopefully) don't even realize they're in a zoo. Like it? You'll ...

The Black-Footed Cat Kittens Are Back And Hunting Crickets

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

Remember these guys? We sure do. Our favorite felines -- the trio of black-footed cat kittens at the Philadelphia Zoo -- are back. But this ...

It Doesn't Get Much Cuter Than These Little Black-Footed Cats

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

The Philadelphia Zoo recently unveiled the newest additions to their animal kingdom family and the adorable overload is simply off the charts. The ...

A Little Piece Of Africa... In Ohio

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says its $30 million, 43-acre "Heart of Africa" exhibit will open to guests on May 22. The zoo s...

Great Getaways: St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra

Budget Travel | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

There's more to Florida than theme parks, beaches, and cities where you can party 'til dawn (although those are pretty great, too!).

Danish Zoo Has No Plans To Kill Second Giraffe Named Marius

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Animal lovers enraged by Copenhagen Zoo's decision to kill a giraffe last week could barely contain their anger when ...

WATCH: Someone Give This Speedy Penguin A Medal

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green

This penguin seems determined to stay at her zookeeper's side at all times -- even if it means some high-speed waddling through Japan's Matsue Vogel P...

You're Not Going To Believe What Killed This Polar Bear

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

BERLIN (AP) — A German zoo says one of its polar bears has died after apparently swallowing a jacket or bag dropped into his enclosure by a visitor....

Zoo Kills Healthy Giraffe To Prevent Inbreeding

AP | MALIN RISING and RICHARD STEED | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as vi...

WATCH: This Baby Ocelot Is As Cute As They Come

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

At the Cincinnati Zoo, Santos, the 9-week-old ocelot, seems like your average house cat just enjoying his toys. Don't be fooled. These nocturnal a...

The Bear Is A Killer... Tetherball Player

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Comedy

Watching dogs play tetherball is nice, but we can barely handle watching a bear play tetherball. Luckily, this bear has a happy home at the Animal...

Congressional Zoo

Mike Smith | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Mike Smith

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Baby Elephant For Dinner?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

Seriously, is there ever a moment when a baby elephant isn't being the most adorable thing you have ever seen? Okay fine, we can think of a few mo...

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 ...

This Is What Happens When I Run Out of Coffee

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

There's a good chance Thomas has a dirty diaper right now, but he's busy climbing up on the coffee table while his big brother lays on the floor and tries to kick him, so I would hate to disturb him. I'll take care of it in a minute. There are other more important factors at play here today.

An Adorably Necessary Process

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green

It's that time of year again! The zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are beginning the long (and necessary) process of weighing their 2,500 adorable anim...

Costa Rica Plans To Close Both Public Zoos

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican officials say they plan to close both of the country's public zoos next year so that animals can be freed fr...

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...

ReThink Review: Blackfish -- The Dark, Wild Side of Free Willy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Jonathan Kim

By examining orcas in the wild and their lives in sea parks, Blackfish makes a compelling argument that not only is it immoral to imprison orcas, but that they are too powerful, smart, and unpredictable for us to do it safely.

Spend The Night With This Guy

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that we at HuffPost DC love Smithsonian's National Zoo. This charming, adorable, playful video promoting the zoo's new se...

LOOK: Painting Elephant Arrives In True D.C. Style

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washingtonians are used to presidential motorcades snarling afternoon traffic. But an elephant? Now that is something new! That's exa...