A baby black rhino was born at a Michigan zoo on Christmas Eve, a rarity for this 'critically endangered' species

2019-12-26 09:52

A 12-year-old female gave birth at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan. "On average less than 2 black rhino calves are born in human care each year."

A teen will spend 3 months in prison after stealing a lemur from a US zoo, stuffing him in a drawer, and abandoning him outside a hotel

2019-10-30 10:49

Aquinas Kasbar, 19, broke into the lemur enclosure at the Santa Ana Zoo last year using bolt cutters, and nabbed a 32-year-old lemur named Isaac.

Binga the gorilla safely returned to enclosure after brief escape from Pretoria Zoo

2019-08-02 21:49

A 17-year-old male gorilla at the Pretoria Zoo has been safely returned to his enclosure after escaping, says the South African National Biodiversity Institute.

Two giraffes were killed after being hit by lightning at a Florida zoo

2019-06-13 15:41

A spokesperson for the Lion Country Safari says the two giraffes died instantly during the sudden storm in May.

The first-ever jaguar cub born by artificial insemination was likely eaten by its mother 2 days later

2019-04-05 08:27

The first jaguar born by artificial insemination disappeared two days later, likely eaten by its mother.

How Riley the endangered Western Leopard Toad hitched a 13,010km ride from George to the US – in a sneaker

2019-01-15 09:12

An endangered Western Leopard Toad, now named Riley, escaped the dangers of George and stowed away for an epic journey to the United States, surviving against considerable odds.

Watch: 19,000 huge and tiny animals get on the scale at London Zoo's annual weigh-in

2018-09-12 14:45

Over 800 species from all around the world, from the mighty tiger down to tiny meerkats, had their measurements taken for London Zoo's annual weigh-in.

WATCH: Edinburgh Zoo welcomes new koala

2018-08-10 20:51

As koala populations are under threat with the loss of their natural habitat, zoos in Europe work on breeding programmes.

There's now a giant database for rare zoo animals to find a mate that works just like a dating app

2018-02-26 15:00

It's called the zoological information management system.

Attack on rhino in Paris puts zoo security in spotlight

2017-03-11 21:14

Zookeepers are taking extra precautions following this week's brazen killing of a rhinos at a wildlife park near Paris.


Three giraffes die in blaze at US safari park

2019-11-29 13:51

A fire tore through a barn in a safari park in the US state of Ohio Thursday night, killing several animals including three giraffes, according to park officials and local media.

Egypt's Giza zoo loses Naima, its last elephant

2019-10-09 06:31

The Egyptian capital's Giza zoo has announced the death of its last elephant, Naima, who spent around 36 of her 40 years in captivity.

Joburg Zoo dismisses activist's R1m offer for 3 elephants as a 'publicity stunt'

2019-07-04 19:15

The Johannesburg Zoo has dismissed environmental activist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty's R1m offer for its three elephants as "another one of his typical publicity stunts".

WATCH: Baby sloth gets slow, but loving, care from mother

2019-05-26 18:10

A sloth named Chalupa at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo became a mother last month after a pregnancy lasting nearly 12 months. WATCH to see her bonding with her sweet newborn.

April, one of the most famous giraffes in the world, just gave birth to her fifth baby

2019-03-17 08:00

April, a giraffe living at Animal Adventure Park in New York, just gave birth to her fifth baby — and viewers watched the whole thing on YouTube.

Honduras zoo struggles to replace the drug money that built it

2018-10-09 11:12

An imposingly tall giraffe, powerful African lions and proud Bengal tigers are among the many highlights of a zoo – created by wealthy drug traffickers – that is like a Garden of Eden in the green mountains of Honduras.

WATCH: Record-breaking giant panda Bai Yun celebrates 27th birthday

2018-09-10 14:44

Giant panda Bai Yun celebrated its birthday at San Diego Zoo. The bear was the first giant panda to successfully give birth to surviving cubs in the United States.

A Canadian zoo took a bear for a drive-thru for ice cream — and is now facing charges

2018-05-10 13:02

The one-year-old bear was fed an ice cream cone through the passenger seat window of a bakkie — and he seemed to be enjoying himself.

From Beethoven to Bieber – music leaves chimps cold

2017-04-11 10:55

Zoos that play music to captive chimps do so in vain as tunes fall on 'deaf' ears, according to a new study.

Rare lion-tiger hybrid born in Russian zoo

2017-01-31 11:08

An extremely rare cross between a tiger and a lion has been born in a travelling zoo in southern Russia, one of only a few dozen of the animals believed to exist.

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