Latest Zoological parks News

Veterinarians call for medical care for 2 Pakistan elephants

Nov. 30, 2021 08:37 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The head of a team of veterinarians on Tuesday called for urgent medical care for a pair of elephants in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Dr. Frank Goeritz, whose team was sent by the global animal welfare group Four Paws to examine four...

Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus tests

Nov. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19. The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo...

Delaware state parks, zoo free on Friday

Nov. 26, 2021 08:50 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Visitors can enjoy Delaware’s state parks and the Brandywine Zoo for free on Friday. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said it is waiving state park and zoo entry fees, something it has done annually on Black Friday...

Birmingham Zoo mourns death of Kwanza, an African lion

Nov. 23, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 16-year-old male African lion at the Birmingham Zoo died Tuesday after being diagnosed with lymphoma. The Birmingham Zoo and its staff had been closely monitoring and treating the animal for age-related health issues, including kidney disease,...

Lion killed after escaping, killing handler

Nov. 22, 2021 15:11 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A lion has been killed after escaping its enclosure at an animal park and killing its handler in northern Guatemala, according to a local news site. Local Noti Petén identified the dead man as Santos Esquivel Nájera and said he died after being...

Hattiesburg Zoo visitors feed Sue Ellen the giraffe

Nov. 20, 2021 00:04 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of the Hattiesburg Zoo’s newer members, Sue Ellen the giraffe, waited eagerly at the feeding platform Nov. 9 as guests lined up to treat her with lettuce and carrots. Sue Ellen, who is about 18 to 23 years old, lowered her nearly...

New Orleans Audubon Zoo welcomes rescued young jaguar

Nov. 18, 2021 16:45 PM EST

The New Orleans Audubon Zoo has taken in a 7-month-old female jaguar that was rescued from wildlife trafficking, zoo officials announced. The jaguar was rescued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums then asked the New Orleans zoo...

San Diego Zoo 'smiling hippo' named Otis is dead at age 45

Nov. 16, 2021 13:21 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 45-year-old male river hippopotamus named Otis and nicknamed the “smiling hippo” has died at the San Diego Zoo. Otis had been under care for degenerative joint and spinal disease and a decision to euthanize him was made last weekend when his...

German zoo presents 3 lion cubs, 5 weeks after birth

Nov. 15, 2021 07:21 AM EST

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Meet Jamila, Kumani and Malaika. A zoo in the western German city of Gelsenkirchen proudly presented on Monday three female lion cubs born in early October. The cubs played under the watchful eyes of their mother,...

3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Nov. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19. The zoo made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday, describing the deaths of the three leopards — named Ranney, Everest, and Makalu—...