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  • Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

    08/17/2017 2:38:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2017 | Lenin Danieri and Isaac Urrutia
    MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages. A police official said two collared peccaries, which are similar in appearance to boars, were stolen over the weekend from the Zulia Metropolitan Zoological Park in the sweltering city of Maracaibo near the Colombian border. "What we presume is that they (were taken) with the intention of eating them," Luis Morales, an official for the Zulia division of the National...
  • Managing Americans into Slavery

    01/12/2010 7:12:03 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 4 replies · 719+ views
    Noisy Room.net ^ | 1.10.10 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    About a month ago, I received a tip from Larwyn on Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan. To say it is chilling, is the understatement of the century. After I read about it, I immediately felt ill… I had not blogged on it because the last month has been hectic, but this indeed is something that will fundamentally ‘change’ all of our lives and not for the better. The White House plans to expand the Office of Personnel Management. Most Americans don’t even know what this Office is, much less how dangerous it now is. First excerpt: The Office of Personnel...
  • Zoo Knoxville plans to observe animals during total solar eclipse

    08/04/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/03/17 | Amanda Ketchledge
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) — While East Tennesseans are keeping an eye on the sky, there’s going to be plenty of action on the ground at Zoo Knoxville as the total solar eclipse passes through on August 21. There are more than 700 animals at the zoo and staff plans to observe them during the time of totality. The phenomenon is raising questions like, how will animals react when their daily routines are driven by the cycles of night and day? “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Phil Colclough, with Zoo Knoxville.
  • DANCING GORILLA IS A MANIAC, MANIAC ... at Your Door!

    06/23/2017 8:45:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 14 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/23/2017 | tmz
    NOBODY PUTS GORILLA IN THE CORNER!! Here's 14-year-old up-and-coming dancer Zola showing off his moves in a kiddie pool at the Dallas Zoo ... which begs the question -- WHY ISN'T HE A JABBAWOCKY YET?! The video has gone gorilla viral -- and already got the "Flashdance" treatment ... and it's the best thing you're gonna see all day. So, sit back, peel a banana, groom your friend's back, beat your chest, cut up a Jane Goodall documentary, scale the Empire State building and enjoy. RIP Harambe.
  • The Peoples Climate March marks Trump’s 100th day with fiery protest (photos - barf alert)

    05/01/2017 9:22:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Daily Dot ^ | 5/1/2017 | Lisa allen
    Professional Anarchists is an ongoing photo series by Lisa Allen that aims to capture the peaceful demonstrations against the Trump administration and to meet the ordinary people behind them—to learn why they march and to put a face to the new resistance movement. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon that tied a local heat record, tens of thousands of people from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Peoples Climate March. Marking President Trump’s 100th day in office—and a second consecutive weekend with a high-profile protest—the movement took issue with the administration’s rollbacks of environmental protections and ongoing efforts...
  • WATCH LIVE | April the giraffe is in labor (2 hooves are out)

    04/15/2017 5:38:32 AM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/14/17 | ABC News
    April is in labor! The calf is finally on it's way. We're live streaming the exciting moment on our Facebook page. Watch below: Yes, April is still pregnant and she has the world watching and waiting on her to go into labor and deliver her fourth calf. Keepers at Animal Adventure Park say people keeping track online of the progression of April the giraffe’s pregnancy should not wander far from the live stream.
  • Chimpanzee Has Deadly Aim And It's Left Hanging From Woman's Nose (Humor) - 18 sec clip

    04/05/2017 3:32:25 PM PDT · by bogusname · 30 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/5/2017 | Salt
    The chimp at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan threw feces into a crowd of visitors. The nasty pile hit the woman right in the face and was left hanging from her nose.
  • The Trouble With Turtles

    03/27/2017 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-27-17 | JR
    An African tortoise pins his neighbor on his back at the Chattanooga Zoo. Is this turtle oppression?
  • Orangutans are dressed up and made to box each other (tr)

    03/13/2017 9:30:41 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | MArch 13, 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Orangutans are dressed up and made to box each other to entertain visitors at a Thai zoo leading to animal rights activists demanding it is shut down A zoo in Thailand is profiting from 'orangutan boxing' where apes appear to fight for the amusement of locals and tourists. The supposed good-natured show - which takes place at Safari World in Bangkok - has been criticised by animal rights activists who say it should be shut down. One tourist who saw the display condemned the zoo for exploiting the incredibly intelligent primates.
  • Zoo: Baby hippo is making progress (born 6 weeks premature this week)

    01/29/2017 6:46:34 AM PST · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 4 replies
    WXIX television news ^ | January 28, 2017 | Fox 19 digital media staff
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The hippo born six weeks early is "making progress toward standing." Cincinnati Zoo officials said the four-day-old hippo has gained almost four pounds since birth, but she's still about 20 lbs. under the low end of a normal birth weight for a Nile hippo. Nursery and animal care staff are with the baby 24 hours a day.
  • Colo, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies aged 60

    01/17/2017 6:20:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/17/17 | Staff
    The oldest known gorilla to be born in captivity, a female named Colo, has died in the US aged 60. Colo passed away in her sleep overnight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, less than a month after celebrating her birthday. She was born at the zoo in December 1956 and is believed to be the first gorilla ever born in captivity. Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, lived for more than 20 years longer than the average captive gorilla. Despite recently having a malignant tumour removed, zookeepers said that she had been recovering well and the cause of...
  • BREAKING: CIA Confirms Russian Government Killed Harambe

    12/14/2016 6:59:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    Libertyhangout ^ | 12-12-2016 | Justin Moldow
    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in killing Harambe the gorilla, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and others, including Harambe’s own caretaker, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost the nearby Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s profits. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one...
  • Zookeeper Didn't Have Pepper Spray When Attacked: Report

    10/04/2016 12:49:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/3 | Terry Spencer
    Palm Beach Zoo officials have defended their decision not to shoot the rare tiger attacking Stacey KonwiserA Palm Beach zookeeper killed by a tiger violated safety rules by not ensuring the animal was locked up before entering its pen and by not carrying pepper spray, a state investigation concluded. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also said in its report released Monday that the Palm Beach Zoo violated no state regulations that led to the April 15 death of Stacey Konwiser and that all of the gates in the tiger house were operating properly. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter had...
  • Pyongyang's zoo big on dogs

    08/28/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    nwaonline ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | ERIC TALMADGE
    But one of the most popular attractions might surprise foreign visitors. Just across from the hippopotamus pen and the reptile house, dozens of varieties of dogs -- including schnauzers, German shepherds, Shih Tzus and Saint Bernards -- are on display in the "dog pavilion."... North Korea's national dog -- yes, it has one, the puffy white Pung San breed -- lives in a pen next to it.
  • Starving Venezuelans Break Into Zoo, Eat Horse Vietnamese pigs, and Sheep

    08/18/2016 11:10:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Truth Revolt/Fusion ^ | Sarah Fisher | 8.18.2016
    The economic crisis in Venezuela continues to worsen, starving citizens broke into a zoo and slaughtered a horse to eat it. Several people busted into the Caricuao Zoo in Caracas and then butchered the zoo's stallion. According to Fusion.net, prosecutors say the horse was the only one of its kind in the zoo, before it was killed. It is thought that only its head and ribs were left behind in a pile for the zookeepers to find the next morning. However, it is not the first instance of animals being taken from the zoo, with Vietnamese pigs and sheep also...
  • Desperate Venezuelans break into a zoo and slaughter a horse for meat as crisis continues

    08/18/2016 8:13:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/18/2016
    Several starving people forced their way in Caricuao Zoo in Caracas They broke into a stallion's pen before butchering the horse for meat All that was left was a pile of the horse's ribs and it head on the ground Venzuela is in the grip of a economic crisis that has led to food shortages Starving Venezuelans have broken into a zoo and slaughtered a horse for its meat as a crippling economic crisis has left thousands without food. It is believed several people forced their way into Caricuao Zoo in Caracas and busted the stallion's pen before butchering it....
  • Michigan woman loses finger while trying to pet lion, plans to sue zoo

    08/03/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Note to self: do not pet lions. A Michigan woman lost her middle finger to a caged lion after trying to pet the wild cat at a zoo last Saturday — now she might claw for some cash. Renae Ferguson says she learned the hard way that getting close to the ferocious carnivore isn't the brightest idea, but insists she's not to blame. The woman plans to sue Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park near East Tawas in Mid-Michigan for alleged negligence, reported WNEM. "I would like to see more precautions taken to protect the people as well...
  • FIFTY animals starved to death in Venezuelan zoo: Beasts left to die because economic crisis [tr]

    07/28/2016 9:10:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2016 | Thomas Burrows
    Fifty animals have died of hunger in one of Venezuela's main zoos because of a chronic shortage of food. The fatalities at the Caricuao zoo in Caracas include Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds, some of whom had not been fed for two weeks. In other cities in the country, zoos are reported to be in a worse situation, forced to ask for donations of fruit, vegetables and meat from local businesses. The South American nation is in the grip of a severe economic crisis which has led to food shortages and looting in some areas.
  • Schoolgirl, seven, dies in shocking freak accident after an elephant hurls a rock at her head...

    07/28/2016 4:22:59 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2016 | Gerard Couzens
    This is the heartbreaking moment a schoolgirl lies dying at a zoo after being struck on the head in a freak accident by a rock hurled at her by an elephant. The seven-year-old was having a picture outside its enclosure with her family when the tragedy happened at the zoo in the Moroccan capital Rabat. The elephant picked up the large stone in its trunk and threw it into the air, hitting her on the back of the head. The youngster was knocked unconscious and died in a nearby hospital after failing to overcome her injuries. Footage taken by a...
  • Woman Killed by Tiger After Exiting Her Vehicle at Beijing Animal Park (video)

    07/26/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/25/2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    One woman died and another was severely injured after a tiger attacked them when they exited their vehicle while at the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World this weekend, according to Yanqing County government. The incident, caught in part on surveillance video, took place on Saturday at an outdoor, drive-through animal park in China, where visitors can drive around in their cars and view exotic animals as if on a safari. The tragedy occurred when one woman exited her vehicle while in the Siberian tiger enclosure part of the animal park. Surveillance footage shows a woman exiting the passenger side of the...