Columbia Zoo's Tom Stalf on the return of exotic animals to their owner's widow after a bizarre escape last year.
Five exotic animals once owned by a Zanesville, Ohio, man who let loose dozens of animals last year before committing suicide will be returned to the man's widow Friday, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said.
A tiger swims in a pond to cool off on a hot Saturday morning. School children stroll under a canopy of trees and watch Kalimantan gibbons playfully swing on the branches.
Mortality rates may have fallen, but animals are still dying as authorities disagree over how to improve Surabaya Zoo.
Banana-Sam, the San Francisco Zoo's beloved squirrel monkey, was returned safe and healthy a day after being stolen.
Banana-Sam, a much-loved squirrel-monkey stolen from his enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, has been safely returned, officials said.
The San Francisco Zoo says someone stole a spider monkey named "Banana Sam" from his enclosure.
An opossum that gained worldwide fame for its comedic cross-eyed looks has been put to sleep after its health deteriorated, Leipzig Zoo said Wednesday.
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the stress experienced by zoo animals during the siege of Tripoli.
In a city slashed by war, a tiger fights for life.
A peacock that had escaped from the Central Park Zoo returned home on its own Wednesday morning, the Wildlife Conservation Society told CNN.
A peacock believed to have escaped from the Central Park Zoo perches on a window sill on New York's Fifth Avenue.
A peacock has flown the coop, stealthily escaping from its home at the Central Park Zoo.
Rocky, the National Zoo's first whooping crane since 1923, has no "whoop."
Lions and tigers and budget cuts, oh my!
While an Egyptian cobra-turned-celebrity is safely back in its pen and no longer in the headlines, another Bronx Zoo inmate is now getting all the attention.
A 7-year-old boy is attacked by a leopard at a zoo in Wichita, Kansas. KWCH talks to a woman who witnessed the attack.
Almost 25 years after the California condor went extinct in the wild and dwindled to just 27 birds in captivity, North America's largest flying bird is on the verge of a watershed moment: Its total population is projected to hit 400 this spring, including 200 birds thriving in the wild.
The cobra that shot to fame after escaping from its home at the Bronx Zoo has been recovered.
An Egyptian cobra that turned into a media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at New York's Bronx Zoo was named Mia on Thursday after a public vote.
The Egyptian cobra that turned into media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at the Bronx Zoo is looking for a name.
The baby cobra missing for seven days has been found, and is doing fine, according to Bronx Zoo officials.
An Egyptian cobra that drew thousands of Twitter fans has been found alive after it went missing for days from a New York City zoo.
The Egyptian cobra that turned media darling following its escape and subsequent capture at the Bronx Zoo is doing well and should return to display in a week or so, the zoo's director said Friday.
An escaped Egyptian cobra has slithered its way out of a New York City zoo and onto the internet, where the reptile is winning tens of thousands of fans.
How big is that escaped cobra? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports size matters when it comes to venomous bites.
A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York's Bronx Zoo. Affiliate WCBS reports.
It may take days or even weeks to find a venomous Egyptian cobra that has gone missing from New York's Bronx Zoo, officials say.
A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York's Bronx Zoo, prompting the closure of the zoo's reptile house until further notice.
A zoo and a nation mourned the death of a beloved animal friend on Monday.
In 2007 polar bear Knut gave up croissants to slim down. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
An icy cold front that swept through northern Mexico over the weekend left 65 zoo animals dead, the zoo's owner told CNN on Monday.
Anderson Cooper tries to understand what animals think. Can they really communicate or are they parroting for a treat?
An elephant calf runs through a sprinkler, trunk held high with excitement. An orphan sea otter pup cries noisily until keepers join him in the pool for a swim. A tiny tiger cub sneaks up on its mother and pounces, only to be subjected to a thorough licking.
A giant panda cub -- the only one this year in the United States -- was born early Wednesday at Zoo Atlanta, the zoo said in a statement.
Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth to the first cub to be born in a U.S. this year at Zoo Atlanta.
Zoo Atlanta is soon expecting the first panda birth in U.S. this year. Lun Lun could give birth in 10 days to two weeks.
Giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, and officials at the Atlanta, Georgia, zoo say they are thrilled.
The smartphone app SCVNGR announced Wednesday it is teaming up with National Geographic to try to make visiting zoos, aquariums and museums more like having an adventure or playing a childhood game.
A chimpanzee in an Oklahoma zoo escaped from his exhibit on Monday, but was coaxed back to safety with no reported injuries, said a zoo spokeswoman.
A new report has found widespread abuse of performing animals in zoos and safari parks in China.
Bears riding motorcycles, tigers jumping through flaming hoops and pigs leaping off diving boards. Just some of the "entertainment" that can be seen at circuses, zoos and safari parks in China, according to a report by Animals Asia into animals cruelty.
The Japanese giant salamander may hold the key to solving an extinction threat in the amphibian community, and researchers at the National Zoo in Washington are hoping a gift of five of the creatures from Japan will help them find out for certain.
Zoo Atlanta announced Monday that it closed its gorilla exhibit after a silverback gorilla charged a window separating the animals' habitat from a viewing area, cracking the window and leading zoo personnel to order zoogoers to flee.
Washington's National Zoo has more than 100 cameras that the zoo uses for animal research, 20 of which can be seen online.
Putting a camera into saltwater and watching a live feed from that camera is nothing new for researchers at the National Zoo in Washington.
A beloved giant panda will leave for China early next year to the disappointment of millions of fans in the United States.
A Siberian Tiger mauled a man Monday morning after he and a friend scaled the fence of the Calgary Zoo and pressed up against the tiger cage, zoo officials said.
A 21-year-old man jumps in to an enclosed area with two grizzlies at the San Francisco Zoo. KGO's Cecilia Vega reports.
A man snuck into the grizzly bear exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo Saturday but was rescued immediately afterward without incident, authorities said.
Who are we kidding? An African safari isn't in the cards this year. Neither is a trip to an exotic island where your gang can snorkel with every variety of tropical fish.
A giant panda at the San Diego Zoo gave birth to a cub the size of a stick of butter on Wednesday, her fifth cub born in the zoo since 1999.
The former Girls Next Door star shares animal photos on her Web site
A birthday "cake" made of ice, beets, apples and pears? It might not sound appetizing, but it was a special treat Thursday for Tai Shan, the Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda.
Layoffs for sea lions? Furloughs for frogs? Is there no job security, anywhere?
A polar bear twin born last month at a German zoo has died less than a week after its sibling, zoo officials announced Saturday.
Everyone needs some chicken soup for the soul -- even pandas
The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo, her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said Friday.
The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo -- her home for more than half a century
A fluffy white polar bear cub that has captured German hearts is making her first public appearance Tuesday at the Nuremberg City Zoo.
German polar bear cub, Flocke makes her first public appearance at the Nuremberg City Zoo.
An organization that accredits zoos says the San Francisco Zoo had an "impressive" response to a tiger escape on Christmas Day but could have done more initially, according to a report the zoo released Tuesday.
A 5-week-old polar bear cub, which had to be taken away from its mother over fears it might be eaten, has been named after a public poll.
A zoo under fire for letting a polar bear eat its cubs decides to hand-rear its surviving cub. ITN's Sue Turton reports
German zookeepers in Nuremberg will bottle-feed a four-week-old polar bear and rear it away from its mother after concerns the mother would eat her cub, officials said Thursday.
CNN's David Mattingly reports on past zoo encounters, including a deadly attack and a gorilla that shielded a toddler.
CNN's Dan Simon looks into the probe of a tiger attack at a zoo that left one teenager dead and two others injured.
A wall that separated the public from the San Francisco Zoo's tigers is nearly 6 feet lower than initially reported -- and nearly 4 feet lower than industry standards -- the zoo's director said Thursday.
Police are reportedly investigating whether the young men mauled by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo taunted the anima
The parents of a 17-year-old boy killed by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo said the attack has forever ruined Christmas for them, while police are investigating whether someone helped the tiger escape.
Sawyer Jones kept asking if the tigers could get out of their enclosure. The 3-year-old boy was with his family at the San Francisco Zoo on Tuesday to enjoy a brisk holiday morning with the animals.
Zoo accidents don't happen often, but when they do, personnel have to be ready.
Columbus Zoo Director Emeritus Jack Hanna talks to CNN about Tuesday's tiger attack in San Francisco.
The San Diego Zoo's panda cub finally has a name -- Zhen Zhen, or 'Precious.'
Penguins, sea otters, rare Australian sea dragons and a 250-pound sea turtle named Midas -- all survivors of Hurricane Katrina -- were loaded into crates Friday to be airlifted out of the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas.
Hurricane Katrina killed most of the fish in the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association Web site reported.
While New Orleans officials were saying that Hurricane Katrina's death toll would likely be in the thousands, the city's animal centers fared better, with only a pair of river otters reported dead at the Audubon Zoo and a whooping crane lost at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species.
His enemies number in the billions around the globe and are a swift and elusive opponent. But his job is to seek them out where they live and, in the process, protect a menagerie of exotic animals.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian zoos may have to curb breeding programs for some rare animals, because a U.S. ban on imports of giraffe, deer and other ruminants means there is no market south of the border for the babies.
The Zoological Society of San Diego has done more than most businesses to transform itself into a 21st-century organization. It deserves to be seen for its management as well as for its spectacular...
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