Latest Zoological parks News

51-year-old Asian elephant named Reba dies at Phoenix Zoo

Apr. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 51-year-old Asian elephant who lived at the Phoenix Zoo for more than two decades has died. Zoo officials announced Thursday that Reba had been treated for inflammation and arthritis over the years and was humanely euthanized earlier this week after a “recent and irreversible...

125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne

Apr. 2, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Brevard Zoo is welcoming a baby giraffe, which was born on Sunday in Melbourne. The calf weighed 125 pounds and was 6-feet (1.8 meters) at birth. Zoo officials said in a statement that it was the sixth consecutive male calf born there. It was the ninth birth for the calf's...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

Apr. 1, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — White House projects between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S....

Gorilla matriarch at Cincinnati Zoo dies at age 50

Mar. 30, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gorilla named Samantha, the oldest mammal at the Cincinnati Zoo, has died at the age of 50. Samantha, who was nicknamed “The Grand Old Lady of the Cincinnati Zoo,” was one of the first two gorillas born at the zoo. She was euthanized Sunday morning due to...

In this image taken from video provided by WKYT-TV, stuffed animals are displayed in the window of a home in the Cumberland neighborhood of Lexington, Ky. A Kentucky town has launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in their windows. WKYT-TV reports the “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, in Lexington after dozens of houses in the community signed up to showcase their zoo animals as part of the effort. (WKYT-TV via AP)

Town creates neighborhood 'safari' for kids during pandemic

Mar. 30, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky town launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes. The “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning in Lexington after 60 houses in the...

Minot zoo brings animals to people on Facebook while closed

Mar. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the zoo is coming to visitors through Facebook. “Jungle Jenn” aka Jennifer Kleen, executive director of the Minot Zoo Crew, is presenting on the zoo’s Facebook a series of stories in videos...

Zebra, porcupine recently born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Mar. 27, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed to humans, but Animal Kingdom staff have recently welcomed a baby prehensile-tailed porcupine and a baby zebra to the Florida theme park. A female Hartmann’s Zebra foal was born early Saturday morning to first-time-mom Heidi,...

Brevard Zoo is taking care of abandoned black bear cub

Mar. 25, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A weeks-old black bear cub that wildlife officials found on a dirt road in the Ocala National Forest in late February is being nursed back to health at the Brevard Zoo. A news release said the cub, which had been abandoned by its mother, is now about six weeks old and is healthy,...

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...

Eat-Rite Diner's Sarah Williams had cooked for only two take-out customers by nightfall in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Elective procedures at St. Louis-area hospitals put on hold

Mar. 19, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hospitals in the St. Louis area are cancelling all elective procedures starting Monday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Several hospital systems, including BJC HealthCare, SSM Health, Mercy and St. Luke's, announced the suspension of elective procedures on...