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NC Zoo to Burn Nearly $1M Worth of Ivory, Horns to Raise Awareness of Plight of Elephants, Rhinos
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, ivory, tusks, Elephant Day August 12th, zoo, poachers, protection )

Julie
- 38 days ago - myfox8.com
As part of the celebration of International Elephant Day on Aug. 12, the zoo, in a demonstration of solidarity with elephant and rhino conservation programs around the world, will burn more than 200 pounds of elephant tusks and rhino horn valued at $1M
Zoo Makes Wild Fashion Statement With Lion-Ripped Jeans
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, fashion, jeans, tiger, ripped, zoo, Japan )

Naoko
- 55 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, has taken the catwalk to a new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look.
Blackpool Zoo Stolen Monkeys: Four Found But Baby Still Missing
Offbeat  (tags: Zoo, Monkeys, Animals, Crime, Police, UK )

Ray
- 135 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Four of the five monkeys stolen during a "targeted" break-in at Blackpool Zoo have been found, police said.
Prince George Meets George the Marsupial on Zoo Trip
Offbeat  (tags: Prince George, zoo, trip, interesting, animals )

Giana
- 146 days ago - today.com
The latest leg of the royal family's three-week adventure Down Under brought them to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, where Prince George got to meet a marsupial named George.
CAPS : Zoos Still Killing Healthy Animals!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, healthy, death, killed, zoo, ethics, cruelty, media, society, activists, safety )

Borg
- 168 days ago - us6.campaign-archive2.com
That healthy animals are slaughtered by zoos is appalling, but the publicizing of these practices has encouraged a debate which is forcing people to think twice about animal captivity. Lots of new people have been getting in touch to learn about zoos.
'Sweetie' the Siberian Tiger Euthanized at Vancouver Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, euthanized, zoo, tiger )

Cher
- 258 days ago - cbc.ca
Tiger was suffering loss of appetite, breathing problems and ongoing lethargy
Rare Tiger Is Pregnant at Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, pregnant, zoo )

Cher
- 284 days ago - fresnobee.com
The pitter-patter of tiny tiger cub paws may soon be heard at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, because Mek is expecting.
Endangered Asiatic Lion Cub Born at French Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, birth, asiatic lion, zoo )

Cher
- 380 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
A rare Asiatic lion cub, whose species is endangered with only about 350 in the wild, has been born at a zoo in the French city of Besancon, officials said Thursday.
Zoo Animals Climb on Scales for Annual Weigh-in
Offbeat  (tags: weigh-in, zoo, video, animals )

Giana
- 390 days ago - nbcnews.com
Great video.
Woman Has Adorable Encounter With Elephant for the First Time - Video
Offbeat  (tags: encounter, emotional, elephant, zoo, Atlanta, sweet )

Giana
- 428 days ago - screen.yahoo.com
Kyle Mullany recently posted a video showing his girlfriend's first, and very emotional, encounter with an elephant. The girl, named Stephanie, got up close and personal with the big friendly giant at Zoo Atlanta.
Zoo Claims to Have World's First Live-Tweeting Badger
Offbeat  (tags: zoo, South Africa, motion-sensor technology, badger, humans, bizarre, interesting, tweeting, messages )

Giana
- 433 days ago - grindtv.com
South Africa facility uses motion-sensor technology to allow critter named BG to issue relevant messages in real time; he has 6,000-plus followers.
Gorilla Shows Kids Who's Boss! Video
Offbeat  (tags: gorilla, zoo, children, behavior, funny, humans, wildlife )

Giana
- 446 days ago - screen.yahoo.com
A gorilla can stand being called "ugly" only so many times. A group of taunting children learned that first hand after an insulted primate got its revenge by scaring the pants off the kids.
Baby Chimp, Tigers and a Wolf, Cuddle Up at the Zoo - Video
Offbeat  (tags: animals, zoo, cuddle, chimp, tiger, wolf )

Giana
- 448 days ago - screen.yahoo.com
At the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, the laws of the jungle do not apply. Cute.
Cranky Zoo Cat Attracts Following
Offbeat  (tags: photo, scary, cat, zoo, fierce )

Giana
- 504 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A fierce-looking Pallas's cat has become a favorite at the Zurich Zoo.
 

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