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2-day-old giraffe euthanized at San Diego Safari Park

Jan. 21, 2022 19:08 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Masai giraffe had to be euthanized two days after it was born, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park said. The unnamed male calf was born on Jan. 17. “Following the birth, wildlife care specialists noticed that the calf’s condition began to...

Baby orangutan being bottle-fed, which intrigues others

Jan. 20, 2022 18:09 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The endangered Sumatran orangutan infant at New Orleans' zoo is being bottle-fed because his mother wasn’t producing enough milk. The still unnamed baby was being tube-fed as well, but the tube was removed Jan. 13, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Annie Kinler Matherne...

4 young manatees flown from Florida to Ohio for treatment

Jan. 16, 2022 16:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando transferred four manatee calves to an Ohio aquarium for rehabilitation, freeing space to treat more of the threatened sea mammals that have been dying in Florida at an alarming rate. SeaWorld said DHL Express transported the manatees from its...

2 former top executives to repay thousands to Columbus Zoo

Jan. 13, 2022 14:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former top officials will repay thousands of dollars to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium after audits found improper spending and questionable business practices cost the institution more than $630,000. The zoo's board of directors approved a $132,000...

Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans

Jan. 12, 2022 02:18 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance Wednesday before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now — over three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant. The twins, male cub Xiao Xiao and its...

Founder of metro Phoenix Wildlife World Zoo dies at 80

Jan. 10, 2022 10:48 AM EST

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The founder of the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park has died. Zoo officials said in a news release that founder and owner Mickey Ollson died Sunday after a short battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. ...

Baby elephant born at Omaha zoo

Jan. 08, 2022 15:23 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An African elephant named Kiki gave birth Friday at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Zookeepers don’t yet know the sex of Kiki’s baby, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The elephant calf is the first born at the Omaha zoo. The zoo’s...

2nd Asian elephant dies from virus at an Albuquerque zoo

Jan. 03, 2022 15:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A second Asian elephant has died at an Albuquerque zoo due to a virus infection, authorities said Monday. Officials at ABQ BioPark announced 8-year-old Jazmine died Sunday from the effects of the elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus. BioPark...

Mexican fish extinct in wild successfully reintroduced

Jan. 02, 2022 13:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There once was a small fish called “tequila splitfin” or “zoogoneticus tequila” that swam in a river in western Mexico, but disappeared in the 1990s. Scientists and residents, however, have achieved the return of a species extinct in nature — but conserved in...

Video: Zoo tiger shot while biting man's arm as he screams

Dec. 31, 2021 21:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Body camera footage released by authorities showed a man screaming in pain and pleading for help just before a sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that had grabbed the man's arm at a Florida zoo. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man was seriously...