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Meet Kidogo, the Tightrope Walking Gorilla

Photo: Magnus Neuhaus/Zoo Krefeld When Kidogo got homesick, zookeepers decided that the 12-year-old gorilla needed a hobby. But what they didn’t know was how the gorilla would become quite the tightrope artist. Just look [...]

Bird Removed From Chinese Zoo For Screaming Obscenities

The next time you, or someone you know, is having trouble with a temperamental bird just be glad the little feathered bugger isn’t screaming out a bunch of obscenities! A zoo in Hubei, China got a big surprise when their Myna bird started screaming obscenities, which it had picked up from one of the zoo’s guests [...]

Panda Cub Has a Ball

(YouTube link) Little panda Xiao Liwu lives at the the San Diego Zoo. If you like what you see in the video, you should check out the zoo’s panda cam. Link -via Buzzfeed

Elephant Custody Dispute

A new baby elephant was born Friday at the Oregon Zoo. The calf, a female, is doing fine so far. But animal rights activists discovered that although the mother belongs to the zoo, the actual owner of the yet-unnamed baby is  the private elephant ranch Have Trunk Will Travel. That discovery sparked such an outcry [...]

Giraffe Calf

The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago welcomed a new addition on November 12th. After a 14-month gestation, 5-year-old Arnieta gave birth to a 6-foot-2-inch, 140 pound baby! The calf, as yet unnamed, is the 58th reticulated giraffe born at the zoo. Read more about the giraffe breeding program and see plenty of baby pictures at Zooborns. [...]

Abandoned Zoo Turned Into Street Art Gallery

(YouTube Link) The ruins of an abandoned zoo in Torino, Italy have been given new life, repurposed into a Street Art Museum by the Border Land Project. It’s now home to many amazing works of graffiti art, some of which feature animals that once called the zoo home.  Enjoy the video tour, it’s well worth the price of [...]

Echidna Puggle

(YouTube link) You don’t see an echidna at this age as a rule -it’s supposed to be still its mother’s pouch. This one now belongs to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Read more about him at the zoo’s website. Link  -via Daily of the Day

Cthulhu Jack-O’-Lantern

When the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, say that it’s hosting a Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular, they’re not kidding. These carved pumpkins sure are spectacular! My favorite is the Cthulhu pumpkin above (if [...]

Why Is it so Hard for Pandas to Get Pregnant?

Getty Images In the wild, giant panda mating occurs just as nature specials would have you believe. There’s intense competition for each female, and the dominant male will mate with her several times to ensure success. And that strategy works: Wild female pandas generally give birth every two years. But that low birth rate means that [...]

Sand Sculpture of and Made by an Elephant

Sundara, an elephant who lives at the Chester Zoo in the UK, lay down to go to sleep one night. The patch of sand that she used as a bed preserved the impression of her body beautifully. Link -via TYWKIWDBI