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A woman wearing a protective face mask visits the Badaling Great Wall of China after it reopened for business following the new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Beijing's city zoo and parts of the Great Wall of China have reopened to visitors who book in advance, as the capital slowly returns to normal amid a sharp fall in the number of new coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

AP Photos: Beijing slowly reopens amid falling virus cases

Mar. 24, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing's city zoo and parts of the Great Wall of China have reopened to visitors who book in advance, as the Chinese capital slowly returns to normal amid a sharp fall in the number of new coronavirus cases. While many of the city’s world-famous tourist sites, including the sprawling...

Baby hippo at San Diego Zoo gets a name

Feb. 28, 2020 7:17 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A baby hippopotamus born at the San Diego Zoo last month has a name. The zoo says the river hippo calf will be called Amahle (pronounced ah-MA-shay), which means “beautiful one” in Zulu. The name was announced Friday on “Good Morning America,” which held an...

FILE - In this July 15, 2016, file photo, a mountain goat leads its kid across the Mount Evans Scenic Byway just below the summit near Idaho Springs, Colo. Grand Teton National Park officials have suspended efforts to shoot mountain goats from a helicopter after criticism from Wyoming's governor prompted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to intervene. Bernhardt told park officials to suspend the shooting Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, hours after the effort began and Gordon called the helicopter shooting a

Grand Teton: 36 mountain goats killed in helicopter shooting

Feb. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Sharpshooters killed 36 mountain goats from a helicopter in a contested effort to eradicate the nonnative animals from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Four days after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt intervened to stop the shooting on the day it began, park officials released...

Hippos stay submerged in a lake at the Hacienda Napoles Park in Puerto Triunfo, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The hippos, that were originally brought to Colombia by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar as part of his personal zoo, have been taking over the countryside near his former ranch endangering native animals while also leaving farmers and fisherman fearing for their safety. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos

Feb. 23, 2020 3:46 PM EST

DORADAL, Colombia (AP) — Maria Jaramilla awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of her panicked mule. When she looked out across her small yard, her confusion turned to shock: A hippopotamus had wandered down her driveway and was inspecting her house. “It was a big fright for all of...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, Bronx Zoo elephant

Judge nixes claim that Bronx Zoo elephant is 'imprisoned'

Feb. 19, 2020 8:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Animal rights advocates have lost a bid to get a Bronx Zoo elephant declared to have human-like rights and transferred to a sanctuary, though a judge said the case for sending the pachyderm to a sanctuary was “extremely persuasive.” Bronx Judge Alison Tuitt on Tuesday...

This Feb. 15, 2020 photo courtesy of the Center for Great Apes shows an orangutan named Sandra in Wauchula, Fla. Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes says Sandra has “has adjusted beautifully to her life at the sanctuary” and has befriended Jethro, a 31-year-old male orangutan. (The Center for Great Apes via AP)

Orangutan granted 'personhood' turns 34, makes new friend

Feb. 16, 2020 1:00 PM EST

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, says...

This still image taken from video provided by WLWT News 5 Cincinnati shows Fiona the hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Cincinnati.   Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of her, marked with the logos of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. While the plan called for Fiona to nudge one of the items with her snout to indicate her pick, she instead thew up her choice for Sunday's Super Bowl on the Chiefs' item, WLWT-TV reports. (WLWT News 5 Cincinnati via AP)

Hippo Fiona makes a mess of her Super Bowl pick

Feb. 1, 2020 12:08 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bettors looking for an edge in picking Sunday's Super Bowl winner may (or may not) want to consider the selection thrown up by Fiona, the hippopotamus heartthrob at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of...