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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Sandusky Register. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: State quiet in death investigation We’re concerned with the state prison department’s sense of obligation. A Sandusky man who was sentenced to serve 2½ years in prison in 2018 died...

Zoo regroups following leopard's death, possibly from COVID

Oct. 18, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Great Plains Zoo announced that one of their snow leopards, Baya, died of a respiratory illness, possibly COVID-19, last week. In the days since Baya’s death, while felt deeply across the zoo’s community and overall conservation efforts,...

Oldest giraffe at Atlanta's zoo dies after sharp decline

Oct. 16, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The oldest giraffe at Atlanta's zoo has died after a sharp decline in health. Zoo Atlanta said in a news release that its veterinarians had been monitoring 16-year-old Abu for several days and he had a poor prognosis. With concerns about his quality of...

Popular California safari park stripped of accreditation

Oct. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A popular wildlife preserve in the San Francisco Bay Area has been stripped of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums over concerns about the facility's care for animals. The association, also known as the AZA, announced this...

Minnesota Zoo's lost Eurasian owl dies of injuries

Oct. 14, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A Eurasian owl that escaped from the Minnesota Zoo earlier this month is dead. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that a neighbor found Gladys the owl injured by the side of the road near the zoo. She died by...

Big cats at Lincoln Children's Zoo contract COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials at the Lincoln Children's Zoo announced Wednesday that five big cats at the zoo are being treated for COVID-19. Two Sumatran tigers and three snow leopards were tested after they began showing signs of the virus during the weekend,...

Zoo in New Orleans vaccinating apes against COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The zoo in New Orleans is vaccinating great apes against COVID-19, and plans to vaccinate cats, otters and animals related to otters. The Audubon Zoo recently received enough of the two-dose animal vaccine for its four gorillas and four orangutans,...

Sioux Falls zoo says COVID may have killed snow leopard

Oct. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Officials at a Sioux Falls zoo say COVID-19 may have killed one of their snow leopards. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Wednesday that the animal, named Baya, died at the Great Plains Zoo on Thursday of a...

The Latest: UN chief decries pandemic's harm to the poor

Oct. 11, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over 4 billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an International...

Tiger at Sioux Falls zoo contracts COVID-19

Oct. 11, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A tiger at a Sioux Falls zoo has contracted COVID-19. KELO-TV reported that officials at the Great Plains Zoo say Keesa tested positive for the virus. Staff noticed Keesa was coughing and acting lethargic during the first...