Latest Zoological parks News

Boy killed in road-rage shooting to be memorialized at zoo

Jun. 15, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Aiden Leos loved the zoo, and now he'll always be part of it. On Monday, it was announced that a plaque with a photo of the 6-year-old Costa Mesa boy, who was shot and killed in a road-rage attack last month, will be part of a new large mammal...

Louisville Zoo offers free admission to dads on Father's Day

Jun. 14, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fathers will get free admission to the Louisville Zoo on Father's Day. Kids can bring their fathers to the zoo’s admission windows to receive a free ticket, according to a news release from the zoo. No advanced reservation is required. ...

Florida zoo announces birth of southern white rhino

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo announced the birth of a southern white rhino, the eighth to be born in Tampa as part of a plan to help the species. Officials at ZooTampa at Lowry Park said the baby was born to a 20-year-old rhino named Alake last week. The female calf...

100 years strong: Musicians still jumping on Minot bandwagon

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot City Band has been together and entertaining people for many years. This year the band is celebrating its centennial along with Roosevelt Park Zoo’s Community Centennial Celebration planned for Saturday, Aug. 7, in the zoo. ...

Oldest male chimpanzee in US dies at San Francisco zoo

Jun. 06, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The oldest male chimpanzee living in an accredited North American zoo died Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. He was 63. The chimpanzee, named Cobby, had been a hand-reared performing chimpanzee before he was brought to the San...

Reptile Time: Indianapolis Zoo opens new gator, croc exhibit

Jun. 06, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With cool reptilian indifference, the three massive alligators floated in the pond, keeping an eye on the crowd walking around them. Only occasionally did they push through the water with their clawed feet or armored tails. Content to lounge in the...

Dakota Zoo constructing enclosure for warm-weather penguins

May. 31, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Zoo in Bismarck is building a facility that will include a penguin enclosure -- but it won't be filed with snow and ice like one might expect. The building will house eight male African penguins — and zoo director Terry Lincoln said...

Texas zoo: Woman who entered monkey enclosure to be charged

May. 26, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The El Paso Zoo plans to press charges against a woman who was caught on video trying to feed spider monkeys after climbing into their enclosure. The exhibit is enclosed by a low fence, allowing for great visibility for visitors, and has a moat as...

Last cat out of the Tiger King Park bag as seizure completed

May. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials have removed the last of the 68 big cats from the private zoo in Oklahoma that had been the center of the “Tiger King” saga. A jaguar was among the last cat removed from Tiger King Park in Thackerville, a few miles north...

Feds seize 68 big cats from 'Tiger King Park' in Oklahoma

May. 20, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal authorities have seized 68 big cats from an animal park in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.” The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the seizure of the federally protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger...