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This photo taken on Saturday Sept. 26, 2020 and issued by Lincolnshire Wildlife Park shows an African grey parrot at Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre in Friskney, England, one of five  who were separated as keepers say they were encouraging each other to swear. Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre’s colony of 200 grey parrots in August, and soon revealed a penchant for blue language. (Steve Nichols/Lincolnshire Wildlife Park via AP)

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

Sep. 30, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear. Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre’s colony of 200 gray parrots in August, and soon revealed a penchant for blue language. “We...

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France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

Sep. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's environment minister has announced a gradual ban on using wild animals in traveling circuses, on keeping dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks and on raising mink on fur farms. Barbara Pompili, France's minister of ecological transition, said in a news conference...

Wildlife vets take samples from dead elephants found in Hwange National park, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's national parks said on Wednesday, Sept. 2 the number of elephants dying in the country's west from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22 and more deaths are expected. (AP Photo)

Zimbabwe elephants died from bacterial disease, say experts

Sep. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Parks authorities in Zimbabwe said Monday that the recent deaths of elephants have been caused by a bacterial disease that has previously affected elephants in Asia and other animals in southern Africa, although more tests will still be carried out. Fulton Mangwanya, the...

This photo provided by the Saint Louis Zoo shows,a 62-year-old ball python curled up around her eggs July 23, 2020. Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. (Chawna Schuette/Saint Louis Zoo via AP)

St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

Sep. 10, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, said it unusual but not rare for ball pythons to reproduce asexually. The...

FILE - In this photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, Tumani, a critically endangered western lowland gorilla holds her newborn at an enclosure at the Audubon Zoo, following its birth on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in New Orleans. Less than a week after celebrating the birth of the infant gorilla, the zoo in New Orleans is mourning its death. Audubon Zoo officials say the baby born Friday died on Wednesday, Sept. 9.  (Jonathan Vogel/Audubon Nature Institute via AP, File)

6-day-old endangered gorilla baby dies at New Orleans zoo

Sep. 10, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Less than a week after celebrating the birth of a critically endangered gorilla, the zoo in New Orleans is mourning its death. The baby western lowland gorilla born Friday died on Wednesday, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said Thursday. The cause remains undetermined, but officials...

Barbary lion cubs play in their enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Three Barbary lion cubs have been born in a Czech zoo, a welcome addition to a small surviving population of a rare majestic lion subspecies that has been extinct in the wild. Three females that have yet to be named were born on July 5 in the Dvur Kralove safari park. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

3 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo park

Sep. 10, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — Three Barbary lion cubs have been born in a Czech zoo, a vital contribution to a small surviving population of the rare lion subspecies that is extinct in the wild. The triplets, all female, were born on July 5 in the Dvur Kralove park. They have taken their first steps...

In this photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, Tumani, a critically endangered western lowland gorilla holds her newborn at an enclosure at the Audubon Zoo, following its birth on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in New Orleans. It's Audubon's first gorilla birth in nearly 25 years and the first offspring for the 13-year-old gorilla. (Jonathan Vogel/Audubon Nature Institute via AP)

Tiny critically endangered gorilla baby born in New Orleans

Sep. 8, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans. Keepers don’t yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla born Friday to 13-year-old Tumani and father Okpara, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said in an email. “Tumani is...

Zoo: Oldest African elephant in North America dies at 56

Sep. 5, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56, officials at a Tennessee zoo said. Tyranza, who was the longtime matriarch of the elephant herd at the Memphis Zoo, was put on hospice care and was eventually euthanized Friday after her health dramatically...

A veterinary from the international animal welfare organization 'Four Paws' offers comfort to an elephant named 'Kaavan' prior to his examination at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. The team of vets are visiting Pakistan to assess the health condition of the 35-year-old elephant before shifting him to a sprawling animal sanctuary in Cambodia.  (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

'World's loneliest elephant' okayed to quit zoo for new life

Sep. 5, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An elephant who has become a cause celebre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and transferred to better conditions, the animal welfare group helping with the case said Saturday. Dubbed the ‘world’s loneliest elephant' by...

The Panda bear cubs Meng Xiang (nickname Piet), right, and Meng Yuan (nickname Paule), left, are climb in their enclosure during their first birthday in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Berlin zoo's twin panda cubs celebrate 1st birthday

Aug. 31, 2020 6:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin zoo's popular twin panda cubs have celebrated their first birthday with a special frozen cake and a portion of snow from the penguin house. Pit and Paule — Chinese names Meng Xiang und Meng Yuan — were the first pandas to be born in Germany and have become a star...