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Baby white rhino gets name, frolics in mud at San Diego zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A white rhino born last month at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been named Future for what the calf represents to rhino conservation worldwide, officials said. The baby is bonding with her mother and frolicking in a maternity yard left wet by recent storms. “Future’s new...

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks have been born at the Kansas City Zoo. Their eggs were flown in from SeaWorld San Diego and hatched in incubators in Kansas City, the zoo announced Tuesday. It is the first time in the zoo's 110-year history that it has been home to this species...

Orphan mountain lion cub 'feistier every day' at Oakland Zoo

Dec. 9, 2019 2:57 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An ailing mountain lion cub rescued last month along with two siblings that died is recovering at the Oakland Zoo and has found a permanent home in Texas, zoo officials said Monday. The severely malnourished and dehydrated cubs were found by a homeowner near Somerset in El Dorado...

Berlin zoo reveals names, gender of their 2 panda twin cubs

Dec. 9, 2019 6:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Zoo's giant panda twins finally have names: Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan — desired dream and fulfilled dream. According to Chinese tradition, the two cubs were given their names on Monday, 100 days after they were born in the German capital. Their gender was also revealed: the two...

3-month-old seal pup born at Des Moines zoo dies

Dec. 7, 2019 12:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials at a Des Moines zoo say a 3-month-old seal pup born there recently died. Blank Park Zoo officials say the pup, born Aug. 20 and named “Lucy,” died on Nove. 24. A news release issued by the zoo said a necropsy showed Lucy died after suffering from...

Oregon Zoo breeds rare silverspot butterfly in captivity

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservationists have successfully bred the extremely rare Oregon silverspot butterfly in captivity, a potential breakthrough for saving a species that once was found in coastal regions from California to British Columbia but is now reduced to five isolated populations, the Oregon Zoo...

Cause of fire that killed animals at wildlife park unknown

Dec. 4, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The cause of a barn fire that killed 10 animals at an Ohio wildlife park remains unknown, the state fire marshal's office said Wednesday. The Nov. 28 blaze broke out in the southwest corner of a barn at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, killing three bongos, three...

African elephant at Oakland Zoo dies after long life

Dec. 4, 2019 3:01 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 50-year-old matriarch of the Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd died suddenly long after surpassing the 17-year median lifespan for such elephants in captivity,. Zoo officials announced the death Wednesday, saying they found M’Dunda collapsed in the elephant habitat, and...

Zoo names its new baby giraffe

Dec. 3, 2019 3:34 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A giraffe born recently at the Cincinnati Zoo now has a name. The male calf born Nov. 23 has been named Theo. Zoo officials said in a news release Monday that they picked that name because it means “divine gift." “He was the gift that our team needed following the death of...

Boston zoo’s oldest gorilla dies at 47

Dec. 2, 2019 12:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The oldest gorilla in Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo has been euthanized after months of chronic health issues. Zoo New England said in a statement that Gigi, a 47-year-old western lowland gorilla, was euthanized Saturday. She suffered from liver and uterine tumors. The statement says Gigi...