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Zoo Elephants Are So Obese They Might Go Extinct

A cursory glance over Kari Morfield's office desk would likely raise some questions, and perhaps a few eyebrows. As part an ongoing research about the health and well-being of zoo animals, the wildlif…

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Zoos: Sanctuaries or Prisons? (Illustration)

Are zoos good or bad? It's an eternally tricky question: while they can be invaluable in saving endangered species and educating the public, they do so at the expense of keeping wild animals locked aw…

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Fox and Boar Aid in Kangaroos’ Brazen Escape

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger Officials from an animal park in Frankfurt, Germany, are still in pursuit of a daring kangaroo which, along with two others, was able to slip through the facility…

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Orangutan Twins Born in Hong Kong

Hong Kong introduces to the public the first pair of locally born orangutan twins. The twins, born in July 2011, are named "Wan Wan" and "Wah Wah." Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "kt…

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A Young Girl Amidst Wild Animals

In 1959 my military father was posted to Bangkok, Thailand bringing along his wife and seven curious children. We were soon housed in a large, walled compound that was meant to keep the burglars o…

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Zoo Uses Animal Love as Marketing Ploy

The Kansas City Zoo is holding an adults-only "warm-up" to Valentine's Day on the evening of February 5.  "Kiss and Tail" is the name of the event, and it features a presentation called "Love and Anim…

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Why Do We Treat Pets Like People?

By Kathryn Williams, DivineCaroline “Cows are people too, you know,” reads Stonyfield Farm’s yogurt lid. The advertising line works not just for the absurdity of the statement, but because we rec…

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Tiger and Two Camels Stolen

A reward of $20,000 has been offered in exchange for information about the whereabouts of a bengal tiger and two camels that were stolen from a parking lot in Quebec. The animals were in a gray traile…

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