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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.

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...

AWWWWW! Look At These Adorable Painting Animals

Posted 05.31.2013 | Miami

Isn't this the cutest painting Matschie's Tree Kangaroo you've ever seen? Actually, we're guessing Patty here is the only painting Matschie's Tree...

LOOK: These Unlikely Baby Animal Friends Are The Cutest Ever

Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

Looking at these photos of adorable baby animal friends at Florida's Dade City Wild Things, it's hard to imagine a less likely trio of pals. Tiger cub...

WATCH: Bizarre Creatures' Birth Reportedly Marks Important Milestone

Posted 12.17.2012 | Green

If you need a pick-me-up this week, these delightful echidna puggles may be able to lend a chubby hand. According to Australia's Herald Sun, a pai...

The Tragic World Of Zoo Habitats

Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts

Zoos hold a tender place in our hearts, since they're often the first place young animal-lovers get a glimpse into the extraordinary world of wild bea...

WATCH: Orangutan Undergoes Chemo Like Humans With 'Fear And Enthusiasm'

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 11.17.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — Peanut is an 8-year-old orangutan and a star attraction at Miami's Jungle Island. These days she's also got a team of cancer doctors hud...

Zoo Experiment Allows Animals To Roam On Enclosed Trails

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo is letting some animals take a walk on the wild side — sort of. Species like monkeys, lemu...

PHOTOS: Giraffe Overload!

Posted 08.19.2012 | Green

Native to Africa, giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world. While they number over 100,000 individuals in the wild and, as a species, are li...

PHOTOS: Baby Rhinos, Gibbons And Other Animal Photos

Posted 08.12.2012 | Green

This week saw a number of cute animals make the news. A kangaroo and lemur were spotted playing tag together, and we learned about the spotted lamb th...

Widowed Giraffe At Polish Zoo To Get New Mates

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A young male giraffe widowed following a hooligan attack in May is set to get three new female partners at his zoo. ...

R.I.P. Beautiful Machito

Posted 07.05.2012 | Miami

Zoo Miami reports that on Tuesday they had had to put down one of their most cherished residents, Machito, a 32-year-old African elephant who came to ...

PHOTO: Glass Saves Boy From Lioness

Posted 06.28.2012 | Miami

A Fort Meyers family is no doubt very grateful for a single pane of glass after a close encounter and fortuitous photo opt Wednesday at Zoo Miami. ...

PHOTOS: Vintage Zoo Pamphlets From Around The World

Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Multi-person elephant rides, orangutans eating from fine china, and carnivores on display before be...

Orangutans Using IPADS

AP | DAVID FISCHER | Posted 07.09.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games and expand their vocabulary. Their family's teenagers also like the hand-hel...