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Crews begin removing exotic animals from Indiana site

Sep. 13, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Police officers and zoo workers have started removing animals from an embattled southern Indiana wildlife center that faces a court order to surrender them following abuse allegations. A caravan of trucks led by police entered Wildlife in Need's property in Charlestown, Indiana,...

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...

Zoo closing 2 days a week due to coronavirus financial woes

Sep. 10, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence is cutting back hours as it deals with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Jeremy Goodman, executive director of the zoo, said the closure this spring and new safety restrictions has led to lower-than-expected attendance and...

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...

Ahava, front, a 3-month-old snow leopard cub, sits in an enclosure with her mother Malaya, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. Ahava made her debut at the zoo outside Chicago on an unusually cool day. Temperatures hovered in the mid-60s as Ahava (Ah-ha-vah), love in Hebrew, explored her outdoor habitat along the zoo's Big Cats walkway. The cub has been kept behind the scenes as she bonded with her mother Malaya, (Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society via AP)

Snow leopard cub debuts at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago

Sep. 9, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A three-month-old snow leopard cub on Wednesday made her debut at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago on an unusually cool day. Temperatures hovered in the mid-60s as Ahava (Ah-ha-vah), which means “love” in Hebrew, explored her outdoor habitat along the zoo’s Big...

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...

University of Florida vets treating big gator for leg injury

Sep. 8, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 38-year-old alligator named Bob is on the mend thanks to a team of veterinarians at the University of Florida. Bob was taken last week from his home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for an evaluation in Gainesville. His right rear leg had been hurting and the...

In Minot, zoo veterinarian minds the monarchs

Sep. 7, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Logan Wood, veterinarian at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, always looks for monarch caterpillars feeding on milkweed when he goes fishing or walks his dog. Is it unusual to find a monarch? “In my opinion, it’s unusual,” said Wood. “I walk through fields...

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...