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The Cincinnati Zoo Could Face Criminal Charges After Killing A Gorilla To Protect A Child

People were outraged that the animal had to die because no one was adequately watching the kid, and now police are investigating potential criminal charges against the Cincinnati Zoo.

Lauren Holter | May 31, 2016 - 10:15 pm

Amorous Polish Donkeys Reunited At Zoo After Slut-Shamey Separation

It isn’t just teenaged girls who are slut-shamed for their sexual behavior. A pair of donkeys at a zoo in Poznan, Poland were unfairly and unjustly separated after their “amorous”

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Urine Trouble At Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo

Spend any time at any zoo and you’re bound to catch the scent of animal waste.

That’s how it is at the Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo, but it’s not…

Huffington Post Weird News | August 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

This Disabled Lion Forms Sweet Friendships With Everyone He Meets

Bonedigger, a disabled lion at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, has made some unlikely BFFs in his zookeeper, John Reinke, and a Dachshund named Milo. The lion was born with…

Claire Hannum | August 14, 2014 - 2:40 pm

This Stray Cat Became Best Friends With A Lynx At The Zoo

The Leningrad Zoo in Russia became home to a stray calico cat when she snuck on the property looking for food. She somehow found her way into the zoo’s lynx…

Claire Hannum | July 5, 2014 - 9:00 am

The Daily Squee: A 9-Week-Old Ocelot At Play

When I was about 10, I decided my favorite animal was the ocelot. I liked the exotic sound of the name, the way it made me seem infinitely more cultured…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 7, 2014 - 12:40 pm

The Daily Squee: This Little Boy Making Friends With A Tiger Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Here’s a new spin on our beloved Internet cat videos: an adorable child dressed like a tiger and an actual big cat playing together! Little Marshall Shaffer paid a visit to…

Claire Hannum | November 10, 2013 - 9:00 am

Rihanna Brings Some Serious Style To The Johannesburg Zoo

Rihanna gets a lot done in a day, regardless of whether or not a proper pair of pants is involved. Her trip to South Africa this week yielded not only…

Rachel Krause | October 15, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Twin Baby Pandas Means Double The Cuteness

Jessica is out on vacation this week, and that’s left me to cover the amazingly cute panda cub beat. I don’t mind though, because these twin panda cubs, born at…

Julie Gerstein | August 31, 2013 - 9:00 am

Chinese Zoo Tries To Pass Off Dog As A Lion

Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The…

Julie Gerstein | August 17, 2013 - 11:00 am

Chinese Zookeepers Dress As Animals In Simulated Zoo Escape

How do you beat a panda or rhinoceros at its own game? If you’re zookeepers at the Taiyuan Zoo in China’s Shanxi Province, you dress up in furry costumes and…

Julie Gerstein | April 25, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Be My Bearfriend: The Sun Bear Combines Bearishness With Slothiness In Equal Measure

While I was out in the Northwest, I visited the Portland Zoo and their new baby otter pup. While I was there, I discovered a new animal to bestow my…

Julie Gerstein | March 28, 2013 - 9:40 am

There Is No Hope For Love: 115-Year Tortoise Marriage Ends In Divorce

The end of a romance usually begins with the first sly traces of resentment, jealousy or rage. For tortoise couple Bibi and Poldi, the end of their 115-year relationship began…

Julie Gerstein | June 12, 2012 - 8:30 am

Where Is My White Tiger Cub Cam?

Note to the Yalta zoo that recently celebrated the birth of four rare white tiger cubs. Maybe you should take a cue from the guys that set up the Shiba

Julie Gerstein | May 11, 2012 - 9:20 am

Baby Otters Play In The Kiddie Pool

Surprisingly, swimming doesn’t necessarily come naturally to all members of the animal kingdom. Like these baby otters, Sumalee and Kasem, who live at the Longleat Zoo in England. The…

Julie Gerstein | November 8, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Baby Panda Born In Atlanta Zoo

Breaking cute thing news! A baby panda was born this morning to mama panda, Lun Lun, at Zoo Atlanta. Let me repeat that: A BABY PANDA!!!! Lun Lun, age 13,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Tiger Cubs Need Swimming Lessons, Too

As any terrified toddler who’s been dropped into a pool cold turkey knows, swimming ain’t easy. And that’s equally true for tiger cubs. Witness these four cuties at the Smithsonian…

Julie Gerstein | November 3, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Feminists Say Lad Mags Should Be On The Top Shelf Next To Porn

Wondering what happened to your Maxim magazine? An activist group in the U.K. — that calls itself Object — storms into stores and magazine stands throughout London once a month…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2010 - 4:40 pm

More Inter-Species Love

Sometimes animals are so adorable, I could freaking cry. Simcha says, “That’s how you know you’re a woman.” So true. [You Tube: Huge Lion Kiss] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 21, 2008 - 2:00 pm