Latest Zoological parks News

Cincinnati Zoo announces death of 12-year-old giraffe

Nov. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo says a 12-year-old male giraffe has died following a recent surgical procedure Officials with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden say Kimba developed complications after undergoing a successful procedure last week to fix his hooves. The giraffe died early Sunday. The...

Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought

Nov. 12, 2019 9:12 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died...

Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney exam

Nov. 12, 2019 9:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo says a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians discovered one of his kidneys was smaller than the other. The zoo said Tuesday that 9-year-old Jiao Qing was examined last week by experts at the city's Leibniz...

Woman arrested for climbing fence at Bronx Zoo lion exhibit

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who reportedly climbed over a safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo lion exhibit has been arrested. Police said Thursday that Mya Autry was arrested on criminal trespass charges. It wasn't clear if she had a lawyer who could comment. Staff at the zoo said they received a report that an...

Orangutan granted 'personhood' settles into new Florida home

Nov. 7, 2019 12:04 PM EST

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida. Patti Ragan, director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra is "very sweet and inquisitive" and adjusting to her...

Omaha zoo announces snow leopard cubs' names

Nov. 6, 2019 5:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the names of its newest additions, two snow leopard cubs. The zoo says the male cub is named "Valens," and the female cub is named "Kennedi." The names were chosen by donors at the zoo's Zoofari fundraiser event. The cubs have been...

Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife

Nov. 6, 2019 7:15 AM EST

MANA POOLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve. But the majestic mammal got stuck in the mud surrounding the sun-baked watering hole, which had dramatically shrunk due to a severe drought. Eventually park staff freed...

Memphis Zoo's oldest Giraffe, Marilyn, dies at 26

Oct. 31, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Zoo officials have announced that its oldest giraffe has died at 26. The zoo said in a Facebook post Wednesday that it was grateful to have cared for Marilyn the giraffe for almost two decades and called her a "favorite" among feeders. The Commercial Appeal reports Marilyn...

Polish zoo to take in tigers stranded for days at the border

Oct. 30, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A zoo in western Poland is trying to save nine tigers from Italy that have been stranded for days in small cages at the border with Belarus. Another tiger in the group has already died. Authorities in Belarus are refusing to let the transport in, saying the Italian caretakers have no...

Capuchin monkey injured during Kansas zoo break-in has died

Oct. 30, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A monkey that was injured last month trying to protect his offspring from being taken by an intruder during an apparent break-in at a Kansas zoo has died. Officials at the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City say the 32-year-old Tufted Capuchin monkey was found unresponsive early Tuesday....