Latest Zoological parks News

NYC to reopen zoos and aquarium, cancels street gatherings

Jul. 9, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Zoo and New York City's aquarium are set to reopen this month, but New York City is canceling street fairs, outdoor concerts, parades and other big events through September as local officials try to keep city blocks open for restaurants and the public. Large outdoor gatherings...

Tumani, a 13-year old critically endangered western lowland gorilla that is expecting to give birth later this summer, eats in her enclosure at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, Monday, July 6, 2020. If successful, it will be the first gorilla born at the zoo since 1996. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Endangered gorilla in New Orleans expecting 1st baby

Jul. 6, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of the critically endangered gorillas in the New Orleans’ zoo is expecting her first baby, and already is being trained with a “doll" to hold her future offspring. Thirteen-year-old Tumani's training “doll” doesn’t look anything like a gorilla...

The tiger male Sayan in the restricted area at the Zoo Zurich after the accident in the tiger enclosure where a female keeper was attacked and fatally injured by a female tiger, in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Two adult Amur tigers live in the tiger enclosure: the five-year-old female Irina and the four-and-a-half-year-old male Sayan. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Swiss zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside enclosure

Jul. 4, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said Saturday Horrified visitors raised the alarm after seeing the tiger attack the female keeper inside the big cat enclosure shortly after 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) Saturday, prompting...

Tucson Zoo tiger euthanized after kidney disease progresses

Jul. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Malayan tiger at a zoo in Tucson was euthanized Thursday for advanced kidney disease, officials said. The 19-year-old tiger named Sita was the only tiger at Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Sita developed kidney disease at the age of 7 before arriving in Tucson in...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 1, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 28 The Post and Courier on some cities in South Carolina mandating that people wear masks in public spaces, including in restaurants: South Carolina’s hospitality industry got overtaken by events this past week — in a good way —...

California woman gored multiple times by Yellowstone bison

Jun. 29, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 72-year-old California woman was gored and injured multiple times by a wild bison at Yellowstone National Park after repeatedly approaching the animal to take its photograph, park administrators said Monday. The woman was flown to an Idaho hospital for treatment of...

13-year-old female lion at Tennessee zoo dies

Jun. 28, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee zoo has lost its second female African lion to illness in the past year. Zoo Knoxville officials announced the death of a 13-year-old lionness named Ann on Saturday, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. She died of suspected complications after undergoing surgery for...

PETA alleges neglect by zoo from Netflix’s 'Tiger King'

Jun. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating an Oklahoma zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” series after an animal rights group accused it of neglect. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent requests to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate Greater...

Crew members of a Russian cargo ship take a bus to hospital for their treatment as quarantine officers wearing protective gears stand at the Gamcheon Port in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. South Korea said it was testing more than a hundred workers at the southern port of Busan following a virus outbreak among crew members of a Russian cargo ship. (Cho Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: SKorea continues upward trend in new infections

Jun. 23, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has reported 51 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections. The figures released Wednesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 12,535 with 281 deaths. It...

The 3-year old panda cub Xiang Xiang is seen at the reopened Ueno Zoo in Tokyo Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Hundreds of Tokyo residents flocked to Ueno zoo on Tuesday after it reopened for the first time since it closed in February due to coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

Jun. 23, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be “significant community transmission” among the new cases. Andrews said one of the...