Latest Zoological parks News

UK police warn about rare goat-antelope escaped from zoo

Sep. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police warned the public Monday to stay away from a rare goat-antelope that has escaped from a zoo in western England. Official says the young female West Caucasian tur was likely in the woods near Paignton Zoo, about 200 miles southwest of London. Devon and Cornwall Police said...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

Sep. 14, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's about the water, not the wind, with Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say "it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard posed by the slow-moving storm is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be...

Hundreds of goats being airlifted out of Washington forest

Sep. 13, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Helicopters and trucks are relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park in an effort officials said will protect natural resources, reduce visitor safety issues and boost native goat populations elsewhere in Washington state. Professional crews used tranquilizer darts and...

Photos: Connecticut zoo welcomes a baby giant anteater

Sep. 11, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's only zoo has announced the birth of a baby giant anteater. The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport says the anteater was born July 30, is a male and now weighs 9 pounds. The zoo didn't announce the baby's name yet. The parents, father EO and mother Pana, were brought to the...

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...

Aww, times 4: Berlin zoo fetes birth of Sumatran tiger cubs

Aug. 24, 2018 7:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo is celebrating the birth of four rare Sumatran tiger cubs earlier this month. The Tierpark Berlin zoo said Friday that 7-year-old Mayang gave birth to two female and two male cubs Aug 4. It is her first litter with 10-year-old male Harfan. The zoo said the cubs are about "bunny...

Giraffe, rhino deaths raise alarm at former Buenos Aires zoo

Aug. 22, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Shaki was 18 when she died - too young given the life expectancy of a giraffe. Ruth the rhinoceros was recovering from an infection until she fell, was stuck for hours in thick mud and then died. The recent deaths have fueled charges by conservationists that an attempt by the...

Mural to famous baby hippo Fiona unveiled in Cincinnati

Aug. 20, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the mural featuring a smiling Fiona and her mother Bibi was revealed recently in the...

Kansas City Zoo keeps special rhino hidden from public

Aug. 17, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo has a special rhino that's kept out of sight, hardly ever seen by the public. An eastern black rhinoceros named Imara doesn't roam the species' exhibit and she's never on display. Imara instead spends all day inside a barn or a small shaded pen because of a skin...