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As people evacuate before hurricane, zoo animals move inside

Sep. 13, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

As 1.7 million people were urged to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence, workers at the North Carolina Zoo were trying to figure out what to do with 1,600 animals. Staff at the 500-acre zoo near Asheboro rushed Wednesday to move elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees and hundreds of other species indoors to protect...

German zoo sends its last orangutan to Louisiana

Sep. 10, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A German zoo is sending its last orangutan to Louisiana, and he's already learning some English. Jambi is a 22-year-old Sumatran orangutan, a critically endangered species of the red-haired Asian great apes. He'll travel 5,000 miles (8,050 kilometers) from Hannover Adventure Zoo to the...

Gorilla originally born at Cincinnati Zoo set to return home

Aug. 30, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A silverback gorilla that was born at the Cincinnati Zoo is headed back to that zoo following the death of the famed gorilla Koko. The 37-year-old gorilla Ndume (nnn-DOO'-may) was born in Cincinnati in 1981, before moving to California in 1991 to serve as a social companion for Koko. The...

Jailed woman who leaked US secrets thanks Trump for tweet

Aug. 30, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former government contractor who leaked a classified report on Russian hacking is now thanking President Donald Trump for tweeting about her case, after she once called him a "soulless ginger orangutan." In a Thursday telephone interview from a Georgia jail, Reality Winner told "CBS This...

Gorillas at Prague zoo cool down with sorbet amid heat wave

Aug. 6, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Gorillas at Prague's zoo are keeping cool during the European heat wave by eating sorbet. The zoo's eight Western lowland gorillas have been getting the treat almost every day during the summer in small plastic pots. But zookeepers tried something new on Monday, presenting the gorillas with...