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San Diego Zoo welcomes 1st aardvark birth in years

Jun. 16, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An aardvark cub born at the San Diego Zoo is doing well and developing quickly, according to wildlife specialists. The female cub was born May 10 and will nurse from her mother, Zola, for about six months, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said this week in...

Great Plains Zoo vaccinating animals for the coronavirus

Jun. 14, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls is in the process of vaccinating its most susceptible animals against the coronavirus. A global animal health company, Zoetis, has developed an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 and is working with zoos across the...

'Tiger King' star Doc Antle charged with money laundering

Jun. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States. Charges...

Sea turtle delivers eggs, endures surgery after shark attack

Jun. 02, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A loggerhead turtle whose left fin was destroyed in a shark attack is rehabbing at Zoo Miami's new Sea Turtle Hospital, where veterinarians were able to save more than 100 of her eggs after she was rescued. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sent the...

Janitor corrals curious cougar in empty California classroom

Jun. 01, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

PESCADERO, Calif. (AP) — A quick-thinking custodian safely confined a curious cougar in an empty classroom after it entered a Northern California high school Wednesday morning, authorities said. The custodian was opening Pescadero High for the school day when the juvenile mountain...

Experts: Beloved plover Monty died of respiratory infection

May. 31, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A necropsy on a a beloved, endangered shorebird in Chicago named Monty the Piping Plover shows he died of a respiratory infection, experts said Tuesday. The Lincoln Park Zoo said it partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Illinois...

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But can she also be considered a person? That question was before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case...

Bracing for her future: Baby giraffe fitted with orthotic

May. 13, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Over the past three decades Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympians to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like none other — a newborn giraffe. The calf was born Feb. 1 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido,...

Bracing for her future: Human medicine rescues giraffe

May. 12, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Over the past three decades Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympians to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like none other — a newborn giraffe. The calf was born Feb. 1 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido,...

Endangered Malayan tiger is new addition to Florida zoo

May. 10, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Malayan tiger named Bashir is adjusting to new surroundings after arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens as part of a species survival plan, officials said. “Bashir is acclimating nicely and at his own pace,” Tirzah Nichols, the...