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Fiona, a Nile Hippopotamus, eats her specialty birthday cake to celebrate turning three-years old this Friday, in her enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved premature hippo as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts, the zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

For hippo Fiona's 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

Jan. 23, 2020 10:31 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved hippo, born premature, as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts for Fiona, the Ohio zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the...

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From Erivo to Pacino, TV critics meeting draws stars in

Jan. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When members of the Television Critics Association gather each January to preview upcoming programs and hear from those who make them, the result can be a kind of exotic celebrity zoo. This year's mixed crowd included reality stars (Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian West), Oscar winners...

In this Monday Jan. 13, 2020 photo, Asian elephant Mara sticks her trunk through the bars of her enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Ecopark in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mara will leave her enclosure and be moved to a special sanctuary in Brazil, but before her trip to the neighboring country expected to take place in March, the 55-year-old is undergoing a training process to prepare her for confinement during the 2,500 kilometers road trip, that will last two or three days. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

Mara the elephant to leave Argentina for Brazil sanctuary

Jan. 17, 2020 12:09 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling the liquid into a bag for analysis. She gets a piece of fruit as a reward. The Asian elephant is being prepared...

Chicago-area zoo lion dies after mysterious fall into moat

Jan. 15, 2020 4:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 14-year-old lion at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago mysteriously fell into her enclosure's dry moat and died less than two weeks after her mate was put down for age-related issues, officials said. After the female African lion named Isis didn't show any signs of recovery from the 15-foot...

Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. The next day, a second 6.4-magnitude quake hit the same area overnight. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 10, 2020 12:01 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Puerto Rico was hit by a 5.8-magnitude quake before dawn Monday, then another 6.4-magnitude quake on Tuesday. Only one person died, but the...

This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 photo, a toy ape is placed between candles at the entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Three woman are under investigation for launching paper sky lanterns blamed for setting off a fire that destroyed an ape house at the zoo in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, officials said Thursday. ( Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)

German zoo reopens after deadly New Year fire at ape house

Jan. 3, 2020 8:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Krefeld Zoo in western Germany reopened Friday, two days after a deadly fire swept through a primate enclosure killing dozens of animals. Investigators believe the blaze — which killed more than 30 animals including five orangutans, two gorillas, a chimpanzee and several monkeys in the...

Firefighters stand in front of the burning monkey house at Krefeld Zoo, in Krefeld, Germnay, Wednesday Jan 1, 2020. A fire at a zoo in western Germany killed a large number of animals in the early hours of the new year, authorities said. (Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)

Apes, monkeys among 30 animals killed in German zoo fire

Jan. 1, 2020 11:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A fire raced through a zoo in western Germany in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said. Police said paper sky lanterns launched nearby to celebrate the arrival of 2020 were probably to blame. Several...

FILE - In this April 2, 2003, file photo Tembo, an African elephant at the San Diego Zoo, moves freely around her enclosure. Tembo, a 48-year-old elephant, was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after a sudden change in her health following longtime treatment for age-related ailments, the zoo announced Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)

48-year-old elephant euthanized at San Diego Zoo

Dec. 30, 2019 10:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tembo, a 48-year-old elephant, was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after a sudden change in her health following longtime treatment for age-related ailments, the zoo announced Monday. The female African bush elephant died Sunday. “She had been under veterinary care, including stem...

A two-month-old giraffe sits in her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. The Mexico City zoo is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year. The female giraffe was unveiled this week after a mandatory quarantine period following her Oct. 23 birth. She will be named via a public vote. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Mexico City zoo welcomes second baby giraffe of the year

Dec. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last week after a mandatory quarantine period following her Oct. 23 birth. She will be named via a public vote to generate empathy...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, an outrider waits by the track as horses train for the Breeders' Cup horse races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. An investigation into numerous horse deaths at Santa Anita Park found no criminal wrongdoing but produced a list of recommendations for improving safety at all California racetracks, the Los Angeles County district attorney said in a report Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Prosecutor finds no crime in Santa Anita horse racing deaths

Dec. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday. A task force formed by the Los Angeles district attorney found the 49...