Latest Zoological parks News

Party animals: Hattiesburg zoo reopens some activities

Apr. 10, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi zoo is again booking birthday parties and overnight camping adventures, a year after those activities were halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hattiesburg Zoo has birthday party openings on Saturdays and Sundays,...

Monkey business: 2 dozen monkeys escape German zoo for a day

Apr. 08, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — About two dozen monkeys broke out of a southwestern German zoo and spent the day lolling in the sun near a forest before being recaptured, authorities said Thursday. The Barbary macaques, commonly known as Barbary apes, escaped from the zoo in Loeffingen,...

Man attempts to breach elephant exhibit at Milwaukee zoo

Apr. 08, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of climbing over a fence at the Milwaukee County Zoo's elephant enclosure is facing a trespassing charge. Sheriff's officials detained the man after zoo security called deputies Wednesday afternoon. The man was escorted from the property....

Same dad, two babies: Zoo Miami presents newborn giraffes

Apr. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A male giraffe has been doing his part to promote Zoo Miami's breeding program, with two of his long-legged babies born in the last few days. After a weekend of mother-and-child bonding, a male calf born to 14-year-old Mia made his debut on Monday, three...

Report accuses Columbus Zoo top executives of misusing funds

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president and chief financial officer of the Columbus Zoo arranged for relatives to live in houses owned by the zoo and used its marketing sporting event tickets for their own personal use, according to findings released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the...

Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia

Apr. 07, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Celebrity zookeeper and animal TV show host Jack Hanna has been diagnosed with dementia and will retire from public life, his family said. In a news release Wednesday, his family added that it's believed he now has Alzheimer's disease that has...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted covers himself in shame by not disavowing ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is a savvy and reasonable man who clearly aims for higher office. So why is Husted so dead...

Nearly 20-year-old Amur tiger dies at St. Louis Zoo

Apr. 02, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Zoo announced Friday that a nearly 20-year-old Amur tiger named Kalista has died. The zoo said in a statement that Kalista had been under treatment for age-related degenerate joint disease for several years. She was euthanized last...

April, the giraffe that became an online star, dies

Apr. 02, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said. “She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew...

Ohio AG to probe allegations against Columbus Zoo ex-execs

Apr. 01, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer placed one of the nation's largest zoos under investigation Thursday after a newspaper reported misuse of assets by two top executives who later resigned. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost placed his office's Charitable...