Latest Zoological parks News

Young mountain lion shot by police dies in surgery

Aug. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A young mountain lion that was rushed to the Oakland Zoo after being shot by police when being corralled in a Northern California residential neighborhood died during emergency surgery, officials said Monday. A resident of Hollister in San Benito County...

Man gored to death by antelope in Swedish animal park

Aug. 29, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An employee of an animal park in southwestern Sweden was gored to death by a large antelope, the attraction's owner said Monday. Richard Berglund told reporters that he witnessed the incident involving an eland as he was helping the victim take the animals into...

Male white rhino born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aug. 23, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Monday announced the arrival of a male white rhino born to a first-time mother. The park tweeted a video of the curious new calf following his mom, Livia, around at the Nikita Rhino Resource Center. The unnamed calf...

Global vets in Pakistan for surgery on Karachi zoo elephants

Aug. 17, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Veterinarians from a global animal welfare organization are in Pakistan and on Wednesday began a series of surgeries on a pair of elephants at a zoo in the port city of Karachi. During a previous visit last year, vets from Four Paws examined four elephants...

Cincinnati Zoo names new baby hippo Fritz, brother to Fiona

Aug. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

The Cincinnati Zoo has named its newest baby hippopotamus, Fritz, after an online vote by tens of thousands of his adoring fans. After over 90,000 name suggestions came in from every state in the U.S. and over 60 countries, zoo employees narrowed it down to Fritz or Ferguson — and...

3 newborn lion cubs a rare joyous sight in war-scarred Gaza

Aug. 13, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three day-old lion cubs were on display Saturday in a cardboard box at a Gaza City zoo, a rare joyous sight for children and adults alike, just days after Israeli aircraft pounded the territory and Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets at Israel. ...

Albuquerque zoo sees first gorilla birth in almost 20 years

Aug. 12, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo is celebrating the first birth of a gorilla in nearly 20 years. Zoo officials say a baby western lowland gorilla was born Wednesday to mother Samantha and father Kojo. Bob Lee, the zoo’s associate director. says...

Fiona gets a sibling: Baby hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo

Aug. 04, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati zoo is celebrating the birth of a full-term hippopotamus that is a sibling to Fiona, who became a global celebrity when she was born prematurely in 2017. The baby hippo was born Wednesday night. “This new calf weighs at least twice...

Rescued Oklahoma tigers get care in California and new home

Jul. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two neglected tigers rescued from a long-shuttered roadside tourist attraction in Oklahoma are beginning new lives more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away at California’s Oakland Zoo after receiving much-needed medical treatment. The female tigers,...

Oldest panda in Mexico dies at zoo on her 35th birthday

Jul. 07, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Shuan Shuan, the oldest panda in Mexico, has died at the age of 35. Mexico City’s Environment Department said the panda died at the Chapultepec Zoo in the capital. The department did not list a cause of death. But it said Shuan Shuan lived well...