Thursday, 8 March 2018
A lion attacked a five-year-old Saudi girl during the Jeddah Spring Festival after cornering her inside a cage full of panicked children. The lion’s trainer, Faisal Assiry, told Al Arabiya that the animal was attracted by the girl’s yellow butterfly hairclip, and did not bite her or harm her in any way like some people thought after watching the video. The video shows many panicked children running from the lion inside the cage. Assiry added that the children were playing with the ...
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Three baboons are still on the loose after around 50 escaped from their enclosure in Paris's main zoo on Friday, forcing wardens to evacuate visitors while order was restored, the zoo said.All the primates have been returned to their pens with the exception of "an elderly female, a young female and a baby", said Sophie Ferreira-Le Morvan, the deputy head of the National Museum of Natural History.They remain in the area of the "grand rocher", a landmark central mountain ...
Saturday, 4 November 2017
A mother’s love is undeniable and expecting a child is a humbling experience of a miracle about to be brought to life. One unusual instance and display of affection occurred at Potawatomi Zoo South Bend, Indiana, where a pregnant woman’s baby bump was embraced by a tiger - Mother Nature’s love at its finest. A video of the occurrence surfaced on YouTube showing the mother-to-be Natasha Handshoe interact with the wild creature through the glass barrier. The tiger can be seen ...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
American singer Cher has appealed to the mayor of Islamabad to free a 30-year-old lone elephant and give the animal due dignity. According to a Dawn news report, Mark Cowne, a representative of the singer met with Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shift Kavaan, the lone elephant at Marghazar Zoo. They also discussed ways to improve the condition of the zoo. Cowne, who is a long-time friend of Cher, said she has formed a charitable foundation called Free The Wild, which ...
Monday, 10 July 2017
Bertha, believed to be the world's oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, the Manila zoo said Monday, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous mammals by decades. The 2.5-tonne female was found dead Friday in her enclosure, with a post mortem examination concluding that Bertha, the zoo's oldest resident, had died from multiple organ failure, zoo director James Dichaves said. “Bertha was among the pioneer animals here. Her mate died sometime in the 1980s and the couple ...
Sunday, 16 April 2017
And baby makes glee. Before an online audience of more than a million viewers, April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf Saturday at a New York zoo, ending weeks of proverbial pacing by animal lovers in a virtual worldwide waiting room. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf shortly before 10 a.m. EDT in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City. The mama giraffe tenderly licked her calf, which began to ...
Sunday, 20 November 2016
A tiger at a show attacked a child in the city of Sakakah, north of Saudi Arabia, amid people’s screams as they tried to rescue her
Thursday, 25 August 2016
A vet at the sanctuary says Laziz is in ‘good condition’
Friday, 10 June 2016
A month-old Bactrian camel named Alexander Camelton at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo has become a social media star.
Sunday, 29 May 2016
The response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat