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PHOTOS: Adorable Newborn Pygmy Hippos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How about this for a cute animal? A pygmy hippo was born in Rotterdam on Wednesday, inspiring HuffPost Green to assemble this collection of pygmy hipp...

PHOTOS: Adorably Affectionate Monkeys

Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We thought we'd bring you something cute to look at this weekend, and these photos of baby monkeys and their families are to die for. Check them out a...

The Sea Lion Balancing Act (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here's a roundup of some cute performance sea lions showing off their best moves! Check out these incredible shots. Get HuffPost Green On Facebo...

This Week In Animals: The Fastest Mammal, A Colony Of Scorpions, New Species, And More! (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We posted some fun animal stories this week on HuffPost Green, from the world's fastest cheetah to celebrity pets and a house filled with scorpions. B...

A Day At The Smithsonian's National Zoo In Washington DC (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC hosts an incredible variety of animal life, including native American alligators, orangutans, Sumatran...

Name This Baby Giraffe (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A giraffe calf is pictured at Chester Zoo in north-west England, on August 17, 2009. The calf, born on 11 August, is five and half feet tall (approx 1...

How Zoo Animals Keep Cool (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals in zoos' across the globe attempted to beat the summer heat by cooling off poolside. Vote for your favorite photos. ...

Pythons, Alligators, Tortoises, Oh My! Connecticut Zoo Holds Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo along with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection hosted an exotic pet amnesty day on Saturday. The event ...

Polar Bear Beats The Summer Heat (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green

A male polar bear Yukio tries to eat vegetables inside a block of ice presented to promote the German polar bear film 'Knut und seine Freunde' and to ...

Robert Everle, New York Man, Convicted For Running 'Zoo From Hell'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Join The Panda Birthday Party (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tai Shan the panda goes after a cake made for his fourth birthday celebration at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. Tai Shan was presen...

Michael Jackson's Animals: Where Are They Now?

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Michael Jackson has left behind more than just his family and friends behind. The King of Pop also had an entourage of animals that he kept at his pri...

Red the Book: He Called His Penis John Wayne. He Lied.

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Goldwasser

So I loved a storyteller. Don't we all? Is there anything more seductive, really?

Hippo Castration Ends In Tragedy (VIDEO)

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A zoo in Israel has some 40 hippos, but has been concerned that some of the more "frisky" hippos will become aggressive with one another if they aren'...

Calling Mr. Key, Mr. Don Key: Zoo Endorses Pranks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa — If you get a message to call a "Mr. Don Key" on Wednesday, the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines is one step ahead of you. The zoo...

Open House: Samantha Martin's Animal House

Tate Gunnerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tate Gunnerson

Many people don't have pets. Samantha has 20, four of which play together as the sensation Rock Cats while some of the others are needed for backup (they're divas).

Jade: The Little Elephant That's Fighting A Deadly Virus

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cindy Letchworth

We St. Louisians are pulling for baby elephant Jade, and hope the anti-viral medications and round-the-clock care she is receiving save her life.

Escaped Zebras Lead German Police On Wild Chase

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — These fugitives were wearing stripes even before they were caught. Police in the southern Germany city of Augsburg said they had to cha...

Cairo Zoo Offers Time Inside Cage With Animals

Globalpost | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian family asked to play with the lions. Two dollars, said the zookeeper. The mother nodded and the zoo employee motioned to...

Odd Couple at the Zoo: Slash and Betty White

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brenda Scott Royce

Rocker Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) and "Golden Girl" Betty White have joined forces to battle activists seeking to cease construction of the L.A. Zoo's Asian elephant habitat.

Panda Mauls Tourist At Beijing Zoo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A panda at the Beijing zoo bit his third tourist in two years _ and this time, his jaws had to be forced open to free the man, who had...

The Myth of the Wild

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brenda Scott Royce

Most animal lovers would agree they'd prefer that exotic animals live in the wild than in captivity. But with our planet increasingly in peril, how many truly wild places remain?

Peace Gnome to the Rescue

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Sheehan

Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) -- whom we around here affectionately refer to as the "Peace Gnome" -- is urging the L.A. City Council to free a captive elephant languishing in a county zoo.

Cute Zoo Animals Eating Birthday Cake (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Often while searching through the AP photo archive for serious news items, we'll stumble across some unrelated but amazing images. When the Bush admin...

Aussie Boy Breaks Into Zoo, Feeds Animals To Crocodiles (VIDEO)

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY, Australia -- A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards t...