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  • Endangered Lemur Newborn Is So Ugly It's Cute

    09/13/2018 6:25:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Live Science ^ | 09/13/2018 | Stephanie Pappas
    Aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) are native to Madagascar. No one knows precisely how many exist in the wild. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the animals as endangered and estimates that more than half of their wild population has disappeared in the past three decades. As adults, aye-ayes are about the size of possums. They use their spindly fingers to tap on the bark of trees, aiming to spook wood-boring insects inside the tree so that they'll move. When the aye-ayes hear the telltale scuttle of a potential meal, the predators chew holes into the bark and fish...
  • Hail hurts 14 people, kills 2 birds at Colorado zoo

    08/07/2018 4:35:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/7/2018 | Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A powerful storm that pummeled a busy Colorado zoo with large hail on Monday injured 14 people and killed at least two animals, authorities said. Five people were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries after the short but intense afternoon storm passed over Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Another nine were treated at the scene, but additional details about the victims and their injuries have not been released.
  • Why did Audubon Zoo's escaped jaguar kill so many animals?

    For non-experts trying to comprehend Saturday's (July 14) jaguar escape at Audubon Zoo, one big question lingers -- why did he kill so many animals? When Valerio the jaguar was discovered outside his enclosure and inside the zoo's fox exhibit at 7:20 a.m. Saturday (July 14), he had already killed six animals and seriously injured three more, who, within 48 hours, would also die. In total, one emu, three foxes and five alpacas were killed. If Valerio was hungry, why didn't he just kill one or two animals to feed on? Was he being territorial? That sort of logic may...
  • Valerio the jaguar likely escaped through 8-by-10-inch hole in woven stainless steel roof

    07/17/2018 1:21:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/17/18 | Jennifer Larino
    Valerio, the 3-year-old jaguar at Audubon Zoo who got out of his habitat and killed 9 animals on Saturday (July 15), is believed to have escaped through an 8-by-10-inch hole in the roof of his enclosure. Audubon Zoo officials on Monday gave an update on their investigation into Valerio's escape, providing a detailed timeline of what zoo staff did once they discovered the jaguar was outside the habitat. Five alpacas, three foxes and an emu were attacked by the jaguar and died. Officials believe Valerio bit through the enclosure roof's woven stainless steel fencing - a fact that a zoo...
  • Roof of escaped Audubon Zoo jaguar's habitat was 'compromised,' zoo says

    07/14/2018 4:48:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    https://www.nola.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Marie Simoneaux
    The roof of the enclosure that Valerio the jaguar escaped from at Audubon Zoo had been "compromised," according to a Saturday afternoon (July 14) update from zoo leaders. An investigation is still underway to determine how exactly the 3-year-old jaguar got out, killing six animals and injuring three others. The zoo did not specify how the roof has been compromised or what type of damage had been sustained. Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Lauren Messina Conrad said zoo staff would "know more about the enclosure once we complete a thorough investigation." No animals will be housed in the habitat until the investigation...
  • Smithsonian planning for permanent security checkpoints at the National Zoo

    07/05/2018 11:39:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | July 5, 2018 | Michael Neibauer
    The National Zoo is slowly going secure. The Smithsonian Institution has a proposal before the National Capital Planning Commission for supplemental perimeter fencing, to close gaps in existing fencing and reduce the number of pedestrian entrances from 13 to three — at Connecticut Avenue, the bus lot drop-off, and the Lower Zoo. A fourth entrance will be added later at the soon-to-be-constructed $50 million main zoo parking garage.
  • Flashback: Outrage after gorilla killed at Cincinnati Zoo to save child (Harambe over human child)

    07/02/2018 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/29/16 | CBS/AP
    CINCINNATI -- The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo in order to save a child who fell in its enclosure has sparked nationwide outrage. Animal activists have created online petitions and Facebook pages after a special zoo response team shot and killed the 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe. (snip) Many are angry the endangered gorilla was put down. Others want the boy's mother to face child endangerment charges, CBS News' Jamie Yuccas reported. Facebook pages like "Justice for Harambe" are quickly spreading. The Facebook page currently has more than 11,000 likes. A petition on Change.org asks for new legislation...
  • Koko, gorilla famed for using sign language and crying over pet kitten, dead at 46

    06/21/2018 10:21:53 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 48 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/21/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    Koko, the thoughtful gorilla who captivated the world through her ability to use sign language and revealed an empathetic side to great apes, has died. She was 46. The western lowland gorilla passed away in her sleep Tuesday morning at the Gorilla Foundation’s preserve in California’s Santa Cruz mountains, the foundation said. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the foundation said on its website. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” Koko was believed to have had an IQ of between 75 and 95 and...
  • Bear jumping with 5-year-old boy has the internet jumping for joy

    06/14/2018 5:01:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 13, 2018 | JUSTIN TASOLIDES
    This video [at the source link] may be the cutest thing you'll see all day. PHOTO: Curious bear and 5-year-old boy jump together at the Nashville Zoo.Patrick G Parker/Facebook Curious bear and 5-year-old boy jump together at the Nashville Zoo. Five-year-old Ian goes to the Nashville Zoo often with his dad, Patrick Parker. While visiting the bear exhibit, Ian started jumping in front of the glass separating him from an Andean bear when it jumped into the water. Incredibly enough, the "copycat" bear made his way over to the glass and started jumping along with Ian.
  • Lions, tigers, jaguar on the loose at German zoo; bear shot dead

    06/01/2018 6:23:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    BERLIN -- Police killed a bear and were searching for two lions, two tigers and a jaguar that broke out of their cages in a zoo in western Germany on Friday. Police in nearby Trier told The Associated Press that all of the escaped animals were believed to still be on the grounds of the zoo in the town of Luenebach, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, but that area residents were being warned to stay indoors until they could be sure. Local broadcaster SWR had initially reported that lions and pumas had broken out of the Eifel Zoo,...
  • That's a BIG CAT scan! Zoo in Ohio uses cutting-edge technology to find out what's causing...

    03/10/2018 7:03:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 10, 2018 | Tariq Tahir For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: That's a BIG CAT scan! Zoo in Ohio uses cutting-edge technology to find out what's causing Tomo their 14-year-old lion's sore mouth A zoo has used pioneering technology to perform a CAT scan on a lion with sore gums. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium recently put their new machine to the test to find out the extent of an infection in big cat Tomo's mouth. The zoo is one of just six in the U.S. with computerised axial tomography (CAT) technology on site.
  • What? Even the panda cams? Government shutdown would hit National Zoo

    01/19/2018 3:07:25 PM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 18, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Expect pandemonium. If Congress fails to avert a government shutdown by its Friday deadline, the popular panda cameras at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington will be turned off, according to a statement from the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's lion and elephant cameras will also go dark if the federal government is shut down, the statement read... "A shutdown will not affect the Zoo's commitment to the safety of staff and the standard excellence in animal care," the statement read.
  • From snow leopard cubs to miniature penguins: Bronx Zoo reveals its new arrivals

    12/27/2017 5:13:32 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 December 2017 | Mark Prigg
    A snow leopard cub born at the Bronx Zoo has made its public debut in October. The cub is the second generation offspring of Leo, the snow leopard which became famous when he was rescued as a young orphaned cub after being found in the high mountains of northern Pakistan in 2005. The young female was born this summer to mother, K2, and father, Naltar, who was sired by Leo in 2013. New York's Bronx Zoo has revealed a selection of its cutest new arrivals in 2017. Ranging from a rare gelada, the only one bred in a US zoo,...
  • Muslim Migrant Arrested for Raping Pony in German Kid’s Zoo

    12/22/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 113 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | November 12, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Boris Niehaus / Görlitzer Park, Sputnik News, November 12, 2017: Police have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian for allegedly raping a pony at a children’s zoo in Berlin; the man’s crime was witnessed by shocked visitors who took a photo of the incident and handed it over to the authorities. The incident occurred at around 3pm on Friday, November 3 at the Kinderbauernhof (children’s farm) area of the German capital‘s Goelitzer Park. The man was spotted by a babysitter, who was visiting the zoo with a child. “My babysitter was at Goerlitzer Park with our son when they witnessed the man...
  • Melania shares photos of meeting with Gu Gu the panda

    11/11/2017 5:21:08 PM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/201 | Josh Delk
    First lady Melania Trump shared photos Saturday of her visit with the Beijing Zoo's famous "goodwill ambassador," Gu Gu the panda. "Wonderful to meet Gu Gu," the first lady tweeted along with a picture of her in the giant panda's enclosure. As she arrived at the zoo on Friday, Trump was greeted by a group of school children waving Chinese and American flags. The children later sang for the first lady.
  • 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...