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Giant panda in French zoo gives birth to 'lively' twin girls

Aug. 02, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A giant panda on loan to France from China gave birth to female twin cubs early Monday, a French zoo announced, declaring “they are very lively, pink and plump.” The Beauval Zoo, south of Paris, said the twins were born shortly after 1 a.m. They weigh...

Battle Creek's Binder Park Zoo to get dinosaur display

Aug. 01, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Binder Park’s children’s zoo is getting a new look this summer. The zoo was selected as one of 100 impact projects across the country for Lowe’s 100 Hometowns project. The initiative, which awarded 100 grants totaling $10 million, is...

Florida zoo: Man injured by jaguar after crossing barrier

Jul. 29, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man was injured by a jaguar at a Florida zoo after climbing over a barrier and moving too close to the animal's enclosure, officials said. The attack occurred Wednesday at the Range of the Jaguar display at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens,...

ABQ BioPark welcomes new baby hippo

Jul. 22, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The ABQ BioPark has a new family member. Zoo officials announced this week that Karen, a 19-year-old Nile hippopotamus, gave birth to a healthy baby on Monday. The zoo did not say the sex of the baby. But the hippopotamus...

Virginia Zoo announces its first white rhino birth

Jul. 20, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo is welcoming its first baby Southern white rhinoceros. The male calf was born to mom, Zina, and dad, Sibindi, on July 11, zoo officials announced Monday. He is strong, nursing well and is bonding with his mother, who is showing...

Mexican wolf breeding program gets boost from zoo

Jul. 20, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five gray wolf pups born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo are giving a boost to efforts to broaden the endangered species’ genetic diversity amid continuing efforts to reintroduce the animals to the wild decades after they were reduced to captive populations. ...

Hiring issues impact NC Zoo, with some exhibits closed

Jul. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — At the same time the North Carolina Zoo is seeing a huge increase in visitors compared with last year, it's struggling to find staff to keep all of its exhibits open. “Like just about every other business out there, we’re having difficulty...

SC zoo to renovate aquarium and reptile building for a year

Jul. 17, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina zoo is closing its aquarium and reptile building starting next month for about a yearlong renovation project. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia plans to change the building into a center for reptiles and animals who live in...

Endangered snakes born at Omaha zoo

Jul. 17, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Four endangered indigo snakes are the newest babies at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, marking a first-time birth of the species at the zoo. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the snakes made their appearance Wednesday...

Rare whooping cranes raised for wild as COVID rules relax

Jul. 14, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild, the efforts are back in gear. Fourteen long-legged, fuzzy brown whooping crane chicks — one more than in 2019 — are...