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Widow to reclaim exotic pets in Ohioupdated: Fri May 04 2012 11:20:00

Columbia Zoo's Tom Stalf on the return of exotic animals to their owner's widow after a bizarre escape last year.

Widow of man who freed exotic animals to survivors back Fridayupdated: Thu May 03 2012 22:40:00

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.

Animals suffer amid delays over Indonesia zoo rescueupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 21:27:00

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.

Appalling conditions at Indonesian zooupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 21:27:00

Mortality rates may have fallen, but animals are still dying as authorities disagree over how to improve Surabaya Zoo.

Stolen monkey returned to zooupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 11:38:00

Banana-Sam, the San Francisco Zoo's beloved squirrel monkey, was returned safe and healthy a day after being stolen.

Monkey stolen from California zoo found safeupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 11:38:00

Banana-Sam, a much-loved squirrel-monkey stolen from his enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, has been safely returned, officials said.

Spider monkey disappears from zooupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 01:50:00

The San Francisco Zoo says someone stole a spider monkey named "Banana Sam" from his enclosure.

Germany's famous cross-eyed opossum Heidi diesupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:30:00

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.

Saving Tripoli's zoo animalsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 10:42:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the stress experienced by zoo animals during the siege of Tripoli.

Animal-rescue experts help Tripoli Zooupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 10:42:00

In a city slashed by war, a tiger fights for life.

Escaped peacock returns to Central Park Zooupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 19:53:00

A peacock that had escaped from the Central Park Zoo returned home on its own Wednesday morning, the Wildlife Conservation Society told CNN.

Bird's-eye view for loose peacockupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 13:54:00

A peacock believed to have escaped from the Central Park Zoo perches on a window sill on New York's Fifth Avenue.

Peacock escapes from Central Park Zooupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 13:54:00

A peacock has flown the coop, stealthily escaping from its home at the Central Park Zoo.

Washington zoo's only whooping crane the strong, silent typeupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 16:06:00

Rocky, the National Zoo's first whooping crane since 1923, has no "whoop."

CNNMoney: Zoo animals face budget knifeupdated: Thu May 19 2011 10:41:00

Lions and tigers and budget cuts, oh my!

Another Bronx Zoo escapee is recapturedupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:30:00

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.

Boy attacked by zoo leopardupdated: Mon May 09 2011 07:42:00

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.

Once nearly extinct, the California condor nears new milestonesupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 23:44:00

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.

Elusive Bronx Zoo cobra foundupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 13:00:00

The cobra that shot to fame after escaping from its home at the Bronx Zoo has been recovered.

Bronx Zoo cobra that went missing is named Miaupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 13:00:00

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.

Public to vote on name for Bronx Zoo cobraupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 18:13:00

The Egyptian cobra that turned into media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at the Bronx Zoo is looking for a name.

Missing cobra slithers homeupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 12:02:00

The baby cobra missing for seven days has been found, and is doing fine, according to Bronx Zoo officials.

Missing cobra found alive in New York's Bronx Zooupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 12:02:00

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.

Recaptured cobra doing well, zoo director saysupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 09:34:00

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.

Missing cobra sinks fangs into Twitterupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 22:21:00

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 to catch an escaped cobraupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 22:21:00

How big is that escaped cobra? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports size matters when it comes to venomous bites.

Deadly snake missing from Bronx Zooupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 09:56:00

A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York's Bronx Zoo. Affiliate WCBS reports.

Search continues for Egyptian cobra missing from Bronx Zooupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 09:56:00

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.

Deadly Egyptian cobra missing from Bronx Zooupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 16:03:00

A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York's Bronx Zoo, prompting the closure of the zoo's reptile house until further notice.

Germany mourns the death of Knutupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 13:39:00

A zoo and a nation mourned the death of a beloved animal friend on Monday.

2007: Strict diet for portly polar bearupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 13:39:00

In 2007 polar bear Knut gave up croissants to slim down. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Freezing temperatures kill 65 zoo animals in Mexicoupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 15:49:00

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 meets amazing animalsupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:01:00

Anderson Cooper tries to understand what animals think. Can they really communicate or are they parroting for a treat?

Facts of life behind cute animal facesupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:01:00

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.

2010's only US giant panda cub born in Atlanta zooupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:14:00

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.

Giant panda gives birthupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:14:00

Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth to the first cub to be born in a U.S. this year at Zoo Atlanta.

Pregnant panda at Zoo Atlantaupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 21:07:00

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.

First panda birth in U.S. this year expected soonupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 21:07:00

Giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, and officials at the Atlanta, Georgia, zoo say they are thrilled.

App turns museums, zoos into interactive gamesupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 11:02:00

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.

Chimp escapes zoo exhibit in Oklahomaupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 15:48:00

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.

Cruelty to performing animalsupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:15:00

A new report has found widespread abuse of performing animals in zoos and safari parks in China.

Performing animals mistreated in China, says reportupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:15:00

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.

Japanese giant salamanders are in a fishbowl of sorts, for researchupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 18:35:00

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 shuts gorilla exhibit after scareupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 17:00:00

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.

Animals gain fans through zoo's web camsupdated: Sat May 29 2010 02:36:00

Washington's National Zoo has more than 100 cameras that the zoo uses for animal research, 20 of which can be seen online.

Webcams burnish zoo's animal appealupdated: Sat May 29 2010 02:36:00

Putting a camera into saltwater and watching a live feed from that camera is nothing new for researchers at the National Zoo in Washington.

D.C. zoo sending panda to China to breedupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 09:39:00

A beloved giant panda will leave for China early next year to the disappointment of millions of fans in the United States.

Man mauled by tiger after scaling Calgary Zoo fencesupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 07:04:00

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.

Man climbs in with 2 grizzliesupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 06:59:00

A 21-year-old man jumps in to an enclosed area with two grizzlies at the San Francisco Zoo. KGO's Cecilia Vega reports.

Man unhurt after sneaking into bear exhibit at zooupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 06:59:00

A man snuck into the grizzly bear exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo Saturday but was rescued immediately afterward without incident, authorities said.

Close -- and inexpensive -- animal encountersupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:11:00

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.

Giant panda gives birth to fifth cub at the San Diego Zooupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 07:57:00

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. PHOTO: Kendra and Hank's Trip to the Los Angeles Zooupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 10:28:00

The former Girls Next Door star shares animal photos on her Web site

Giant panda celebrates 4th birthday at National Zooupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 21:58:00

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.

Budget cuts force Bronx Zoo to 'fire' animalsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 15:55:00

Layoffs for sea lions? Furloughs for frogs? Is there no job security, anywhere?

Second polar bear twin dies in Germanyupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 08:11:00

A polar bear twin born last month at a German zoo has died less than a week after its sibling, zoo officials announced Saturday. Chinese Pandas Fed Chicken Soup for Healthupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 16:50:00

Everyone needs some chicken soup for the soul -- even pandas

Oldest gorilla in captivity dies at 55updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 17:48:00

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. Oldest Captive Gorilla Dies at 55updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 16:00:00

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

Polar bear cub makes public debutupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 22:47:00

A fluffy white polar bear cub that has captured German hearts is making her first public appearance Tuesday at the Nuremberg City Zoo.

Polar bear cub makes a splash!updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 22:47:00

German polar bear cub, Flocke makes her first public appearance at the Nuremberg City Zoo.

Report: Tiger escape response 'impressive,' but needs workupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 07:32:00

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.

Cub 'Flocke' is the public's choiceupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 22:21:00

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.

Zoo criticized for cub deathsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 13:50:00

A zoo under fire for letting a polar bear eat its cubs decides to hand-rear its surviving cub. ITN's Sue Turton reports

Zoo fears as polar bear eats cubsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 13:50:00

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.

Outcomes vary in zoo incidentsupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 23:06:00

CNN's David Mattingly reports on past zoo encounters, including a deadly attack and a gorilla that shielded a toddler.

Tiger attack investigationupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 23:06:00

CNN's Dan Simon looks into the probe of a tiger attack at a zoo that left one teenager dead and two others injured.

Wall enclosing killer tiger 4 feet below industry standardupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 02:43:00

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. Deadly Tiger May Have Been Tauntedupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 13:00:00

Police are reportedly investigating whether the young men mauled by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo taunted the anima

Parents of teen killed by tiger: 'It's hard to believe'updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 03:45:00

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.

After tiger attack, I-Reporters look back on zoo visitsupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 20:33:00

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.

Wildlife expert: 'Safety comes first in any zoological park' updated: Wed Dec 26 2007 15:22:00

Zoo accidents don't happen often, but when they do, personnel have to be ready.

Tiger escapes cage, kills oneupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 15:22:00

Columbus Zoo Director Emeritus Jack Hanna talks to CNN about Tuesday's tiger attack in San Francisco.

Baby panda namedupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 10:12:00

The San Diego Zoo's panda cub finally has a name -- Zhen Zhen, or 'Precious.' Panda Pregnant at San Diego Zooupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 11:00:00

Aquarium animals to be airlifted out of New Orleansupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 11:56:00

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.

Katrina kills most fish in New Orleans aquariumupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 11:34:00

Hurricane Katrina killed most of the fish in the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association Web site reported.

Zoos weather Katrina wellupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 13:53:00

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.

The mosquito hunterupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 12:29:00

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.

CNNMoney: Mad cow threatens baby reindeerupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 16:25:00

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.

Fortune: WHAT A ZOO CAN TEACH YOU updated: Mon May 18 1992 00:01:00

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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