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Philadelphia Zoo Investigates Mysterious Meerkat Deaths

Officials say there was unknown toxin in dye

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Zoo says it is trying to figure out why a dye regularly used to identify animals killed five meerkats last week. Rachel Metz, the zoo's vice president of animal well-being, says the meerkats were exposed to an unknown toxin in the Nyanzol-D agricultural dye, which it has...

New Zealand Loses It Over Miami Zoo's Handling of a Kiwi

'We have offended a nation,' the zoo admitted

(Newser) - Don't underestimate New Zealanders' love for the kiwi bird—or how fiercely they'll respond to the perceived mistreatment of it. And mistreatment is what they say occurred at Zoo Miami, which houses a kiwi named Paora. Though kiwis are "reclusive and nocturnal," per the Guardian , videos...

Zoo Decides to Hire 'Human Seagull Deterrents'

Gig pays $13.50 an hour

(Newser) - "We don’t think there is a country on earth that hasn’t been talking about our vacancy for a human seagull deterrent," wrote England's Blackpool Zoo on Twitter last week, and that chatter hasn't ceased. It's all thanks to the Lancashire zoo's decision...

Zoo Volunteer Allegedly Stole Baby Gator—20 Years Ago

Tewa is back home after theft was uncovered in Central Texas, authorities say

(Newser) - An alligator, stolen as an egg or hatchling from a Texas zoo two decades ago, is back in the first home she knew. The 8-foot alligator named Tewa was returned to Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels on Friday, months after she was located on rural property...

This Bear Keeps Busting Out of the Zoo
This Bear
Really Wants
Out of
the Zoo

This Bear Really Wants Out of the Zoo

Ben recaptured after 2nd escape from St. Louis Zoo this month

(Newser) - St. Louis Zoo officials say they're working to find a way to keep an Andean bear named Ben inside his enclosure after he escaped Thursday for the second time this month. The bear was outside for less than an hour and was found only about 100 feet away from...

Flaco Wins: Officials Give Up Their Effort to Recapture Owl

The Eurasian eagle-owl escaped from New York's Central Park Zoo 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - For two weeks, an owl that escaped from New York's Central Park Zoo has flown from treetop to treetop, eluding capture and amassing legions of fans worried about its ability to survive alone in the big city. Would Flaco, a majestic Eurasian eagle-owl, go hungry because he hadn't...

Zoo Giraffe's Death Is 'Unprecedented'

Parker of the Seneca Park Zoo died after his neck became stuck in gate support

(Newser) - A young endangered giraffe beloved by visitors to his New York zoo has died in a tragic accident, officials announced Monday. Parker, a 6-year-old Masai giraffe, was found unresponsive with his neck caught in a support structure of an enclosure gate at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester on Sunday...

Zoo Figures Out How Gibbon Who Lived Alone Gave Birth

Japanese zookeepers suspect Momo the gibbon mated through a tiny hole

(Newser) - It was a head-scratching birth. Momo, a 12-year-old white-handed gibbon, lived alone in a cage at a Japanese zoo—and delivered a shock when she delivered a baby in February 2021. As Vice reports, zookeepers at the Kujukushima Zoo and Botanical Garden in Nagasaki couldn't figure out how Momo...

$25K Reward Offered in Dallas Zoo Mystery
Cops Make an Arrest
in Dallas Zoo Mystery
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Cops Make an Arrest in Dallas Zoo Mystery

24-year-old Davion Irvin was spotted at the Dallas Aquarium, faces 6 counts of cruelty to animals

(Newser) - Dallas police have a suspect they believe is their man at least in the disappearance of the emperor tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo. Acting on a tip, police spotted 24-year-old Davion Irvin at the Dallas Aquarium, reports KERA News , when he then boarded a DART train. He was later...

Zoo Director Allegedly Cooked Zoo Animals for Party

Director of Mexican zoo faces numerous charges

(Newser) - The director of a zoo in southern Mexico was more interested in selling, trading, and cooking the animals than in looking after them, authorities say. After Jose Ruben Nava was replaced as director of the Zoochilpan zoo in Chilpancingo last month following the death of a deer, investigators found there'...

Now 2 Monkeys Have Likely Been Stolen From Dallas Zoo
Missing Monkeys Found
in Abandoned Home
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Missing Monkeys Found in Abandoned Home

Cops have monkeys but no answers in latest weird Dallas Zoo incident

(Newser) - Two monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo were found Tuesday in a nearby abandoned home after a mysterious disappearance the day before, police said. No arrests have been made. Dallas police said that they found the two emperor tamarin monkeys after getting a tip, the AP reports. Police said they...

Zoo's 'Cry Me a Cockroach' Promotion Is Back for V-Day

To, er, celebrate Valentine's Day, San Antonio Zoo will feed a roach named after your ex to an animal

(Newser) - If you're not especially looking forward to Feb. 14 due to a recent breakup, one Texas venue has a promotion that could help mitigate the pain with a little old fashioned spite. The San Antonio Zoo is once again hosting its "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser , with all...

Dallas Zoo 'Heartbroken' Over Latest Suspicious Incident

Endangered vulture found dead just days after enclosures slashed around 2 other habitats

(Newser) - Police and Dallas Zoo officials haven't yet solved the mystery of who cut through the fencing of a clouded leopard enclosure, as well as the fencing around a monkey habitat. Now, a more tragic and equally suspicious development: A rare, endangered bird of prey has died, in what the...

Missing Zoo Leopard Found. Now, Mystery of 2 Cut Fences

Officials at Dallas Zoo say cut was found in fence to leopard enclosure, as well as at monkey habitat

(Newser) - First, the good news: Nova, the clouded leopard who vanished from her enclosure at the Dallas Zoo, has been found . The 4-year-old big cat was found to be missing on Friday morning from the habitat she shares with her sister, Luna, leading the zoo to temporarily shut down "due...

3 Chimpanzees Shot Dead After Zoo Escape

Swedish zoo warned area residents to stay inside with doors, windows locked

(Newser) - Five chimpanzees escaped from a zoo enclosure in Sweden and it did not end well for four of them. Authorities say four of the animals were shot, three of them fatally, while the fifth made its own way back to the enclosure, joining three other chimpanzees that didn't leave,...

Footage Shows How 5 Lions Escaped Zoo Enclosure

They slipped through a weak part of their wire fence at Australian zoo

(Newser) - Australia's Taronga Zoo had to issue a "code one" alert last month, for good reason: Five lions escaped their enclosure. All ended safely, and now CCTV footage has revealed how the lions made their great escape, reports the Guardian . It's not as dramatic as you might think....

Baboons May Not Like Our Prying Eyes
Baboons May
Not Like Our
Prying Eyes
new study

Baboons May Not Like Our Prying Eyes

Study finds they had more sex at safari when the public was locked out during pandemic

(Newser) - When the public was locked out from zoos during the pandemic, did the animals miss their human visitors or welcome the peace? UK researchers set out to answer that question, and while they didn't settle on a definitive answer, they did find some interesting changes in behavior, reports the...

Mother Lion Kills Zoo Intruder
Mother Lion
Kills Zoo Intruder

Mother Lion Kills Zoo Intruder

Officials say he may have been trying to steal rare white lion cubs

(Newser) - A man was mauled to death Sunday at the zoo in Accra, Ghana, after he entered an enclosure housing a female lion and her two cubs, per the Telegraph. The intruder, described only as a man in his 40s, was reportedly attacked as soon as he entered the enclosure. In...

After Fatal Antelope Goring at Zoo, 'We're All Grieving'

Employee in Sweden was reportedly taking animals into stables at the end of the day

(Newser) - An employee of an animal park in southeastern Sweden was gored to death by a large antelope, the attraction's owner said Monday. The goring happened late Sunday at the Oland Animal and Entertainment Park on the island of Oland. Police said the case is being considered a "workplace...

Male Lion Kills Intended Female Partner at Alabama Zoo

Akili was fatally injured by a lion named Josh

(Newser) - A female lion was fatally injured while being introduced to a newly acquired male companion at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama, officials said Tuesday. Akili, who was born in 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and had been at the Birmingham Zoo since 2007, couldn't be saved after being injured...

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