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Panda Baby Steps Out for the Cameras
Animals  (tags: australia, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, red panda, exploring new habitat for first time, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3239 days ago -
Taronga Zoo's baby red panda was out and about for the first time on Wednesday, exploring his outdoor habitat. Pemba, meaning Saturday in Nepalese, was born at the Sydney zoo 12 weeks ago to mum Wanmei and dad Mayhem. "It is always a wonderful ach
Zoo Elephant With MRSA Infects Caretakers
Animals  (tags: california, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, elephant calf, mrsa, caretaker, infected, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3240 days ago -
An elephant calf that apparently caught an antibiotic-resistant staph infection from a San Diego zoo caretaker passed the infection to more than a dozen other zoo caretakers, the CDC says. The CDC says the incident marks the first reported case of meth
Elephants May Have to Pack
Animals  (tags: new zealand, zoolife, recession, phasing out or building a herd, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3241 days ago -
The global recession is being felt at Auckland Zoo where a $13.5 million succession plan for elephants Kashin and Burma is competing for a shrinking pool of Auckland City Council cash. Zoo director Jonathan Wilcken wants money to build a herd of elepha
28-Year-Old Orangutan Dies At Sacramento Zoo
Animals  (tags: california, zoolife, apes, orangutan, urban, death, endangered, extinction, protection, sadness )

- 3245 days ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A longtime orangutan resident of the Sacramento Zoo has died. Zoo officials said Urban, 28, had developed a disease of his neuromuscular system that hurt his ability to use his legs and made him weak. Urban died peacefully on W
Bob Barker Wants Edmonton Elephant Moved
Animals  (tags: canada, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, elephants, lucy, bob barker, endangered, extinction, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 3247 days ago -
EDMONTON -- Former TV game show host Bob Barker says he'd be willing to "come on down" to Edmonton if it would help get Lucy the elephant out of the Valley Zoo. The retired host of The Price Is Right and well-known animal-rights activist wants Lucy mo
Puerto Rico's Pesky Wild Monkeys Bound for Baghdad Zoo Over Humanitarian Objections
Animals  (tags: puerto rica, iraq, zoolife, monkeys, protection, animalwelfare )

- 3247 days ago -
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico has found an unlikely solution to ease its surplus of pesky wild monkeys: ship them to Iraq. About a dozen patas monkeys will fly across the Atlantic on a commercial carrier in upcoming weeks, courtesy of the Baghdad
Sick Elephant at St. Louis Zoo Remains in Stable Condition
Animals  (tags: st. louis, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, elephants, jade, herpes, stable condition, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3249 days ago -
A St. Louis Zoo elephant with a deadly strain of herpes remained stable Monday, nearly a week after she tested positive for the virus. That in itself is good news for Jade, the young elephant being treated after a test showed she has the elephant endot
Zoo Welcomes New Polar Bear
Animals  (tags: new york, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, nanuq, polar bear, new arrival, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3249 days ago -
It's a good time of year to be a polar bear in Buffalo. So the newest resident of the Buffalo Zoo will no doubt feel right at home. Nanuq, a 21-year-old polar bear, arrived Friday night from the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin. Zoo officials say
Elephant Fans Tune Into Online Birthing
Animals  (tags: brussels, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, elephant, birth, online, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3249 days ago -
BRUSSELS--Thousands of elephant fans have registered on an on-line site promising live footage of the first birth of an elephant in Belgium. Surfers logging on to can already watch the baby's kicks inside the belly of its mother, Ph
Zoo Examining Procedures After Animal Escape
Animals  (tags: oklahoma city, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, orangutan, elok, escape )

- 3252 days ago -
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Workers at the Oklahoma City Zoo are looking into new measures that would keep animals from getting loose after an orangutan escape earlier this week.Elok the Sumatran orangutan climbed over a dry moat and escaped Wednesday morning from t
First Meerkats Born in Nine Years at Taronga Zoo Venture Out in Public
Animals  (tags: australia, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, meerkats, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3253 days ago -
THEY are only 28 days old, but these meerkat pups are already out and about exploring their own Meerkat Manor and showing all the signs of drama seen in the hit TV show. Although staff at Taronga Zoo won't know their gender until they are two months o
Zoo Lockdown Over, Escaped Monkey Captured
Animals  (tags: seattle, zoolife, wildlife, wild animasl, monkey, escaped, captured )

- 3254 days ago -
SEATTLE - The Woodland Park Zoo was in lockdown this morning after a male monkey escaped. Zoo spokeswoman Rebecca Whitman said the park escorted visitors out of the zoo and set up a safe perimeter. By 11:30 a.m., zoo officials had caught the anima
Bleak Outlook for Bombed Gaza Zoo ~ Video
Animals  (tags: gaza, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, air strikes, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 3254 days ago -
Hundreds of Palestinian schoolchildren used to come to the Gaza Zoo every week, but not now. Tanks rolled through the area during the Israeli offensive. Much of the zoo was badly damaged, most of the animals died. Cage after cage lies empty. Ostr
Attorney Miffed At Gorilla's Birthday Party
Animals  (tags: boston, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, big apes, gorilla, little joe, birthdayendangered, extinction, protection )

- 3254 days ago -
Amid Fanfair, 'Little Joe' Turns 16 BOSTON -- Birthday streamers and an oversized cake heralded the birthday of Boston's most famous gorilla Monday, but some found little to celebrate in the occasion.NewsCenter 5's Rhondella Richardson reported that the
Another Elephant at the Zoo Tests Positive for Herpes
Animals  (tags: st loius, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, elephnats, test positive for herpes, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3255 days ago -
KSDK -- Another elephant at the St. Louis Zoo is being treated for a deadly strain of herpes. Two and a half year old Maliha tested positive for the disease following recent tests. She is the cousin of Jade, the other elephant calf to test positive at

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