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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 5:52 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — 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...

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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...

This undated frame grab from video provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, shows Kali, right, and her two lion cubs, at the Audubon Zoo, in New Orleans. Four-year-old Kali gave birth Jan. 11, 2020, to three cubs, and two of them survived, the Audubon Zoo said in a news release Tuesday, Jan. 21. (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)

New Orleans zoo celebrates births of 2 lion cubs

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans zoo is celebrating the birth of cubs to lions which came to the facility last year from Oregon and Illinois. Four-year-old Kali gave birth Jan. 11 to three cubs, and two of them survived, the Audubon Zoo said in a news release Tuesday. “The cubs’ birth is...

Western lowland gorilla born at Los Angeles Zoo

Jan. 19, 2020 5:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Zoo has a new baby gorilla, officials announced Sunday. N’djia, a 25-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth Saturday, the zoo said in a statement. Mother and newborn are doing well. “For the first time in over two decades, Angelenos will have a...

San Francisco Zoo holds naming contest for new koala

Jan. 18, 2020 6:55 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Zoo is holding an online contest to name its newest koala and it's pledging to donate the proceeds to save wildlife affected by Australia's deadly wildfires. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the 2-year-old male arrived from the Los Angeles Zoo, where he was known...

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...

Judge wants answer: Where did some of the zoo animals go?

Jan. 13, 2020 10:10 AM EST

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered the owners of a closed-down roadside zoo in eastern Iowa to explain what happened to some animals that were supposed to be removed. In late November Judge Monica Wittig found the Cricket Hollow Zoo near Manchester to be a nuisance and that the exotic animals at...

Baton Rouge Zoo seeking nominations to name its new giraffe

Jan. 11, 2020 11:35 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The zoo in Louisiana's capital city is asking for the public's help to name its newest male giraffe. The Baton Rouge Zoo is holding a contest for people to nominate their favorite names for the facility's latest addition, born last month. Nominations will be accepted through Jan....

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...