On Saturday, the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe to protect a four-year-old boy who’d fallen into the animal’s enclosure. Now, people who evidently would have preferred to see a toddler die in Harambe’s place are angrily threatening the boy’s mother on Facebook. Except, displaying…
Sometimes, news events take place that are difficult to put to words.
On Thursday, a young female red panda named Masala said, “Fuck you,” to her parents, her school, her humdrum life in the suburbs, and snuck out of her enclosure to make her way towards Los Angeles in search of a career in show business, probably.
Our potential Republican presidential candidates are basically all anthropomorphic dumpster fires but it doesn’t matter for just this moment because a two-toed sloth was born and you need to look at it.
Josh Newell decided it would be chill to jump over a four-foot fence at Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and pet two cougars. That is dumb because he easily could have died, and, honestly, should have. It is dumber because he decided to film himself doing it and obviously got caught.
A three-month-old baby giraffe named Kipenzi has died in an accident at the Dallas Zoo. The zoo announced on Facebook that the giraffe was running around her enclosure when she ran into its perimeter edge and broke her neck. The zoo livestreamed her birth online in April. According to the zoo’s announcement, Kipenzi…
Here is a photo of a man living up to his potential, as well as three walruses who are getting it done for themselves. Writes Tumblr user feminerds, “My bestie is a zoo keeper, and she told me that because of Jurassic World it has become a craze in the keeper community (!) to re-enact Chris Pratt. You guys, this is…
A Japanese zoo’s attempt to crowd source a cute name for its newborn baby monkey blew up in its face, when some people picked “Charlotte” in honor of the new British princess, and some other people got mad.
True, horny love can never, ever be stopped.
Arturo, the only remaining polar bear in the Mendoza Zoo outside of Buenos Aires, has been dubbed the "world's saddest polar bear" by animal rights activists, and for good reason. (If there is a sadder polar bear out there, then I'm pretty sure that we have no way of being sure that our earth isn't a terrible…
A woman has been banned from the Memphis Zoo for trying to climb into a lion enclosure and feed them cookies.
A zoo in Austria named a baby tiger in a litter of five white tigers born last month "Obama."
Just weeks after a zoo in Denmark made a controversial decision to kill a giraffe and feed it to lions and big cats, word comes that a second zoo may put down one of its giraffes.
Zookeepers at the Copenhagen Zoo killed a “surplus” giraffe named Marius this weekend. And while that seems cruel, the zoo’s staff is more confused by how their actions have made animal rights activists freak out.
A new year, a new you. Stop hating your life and start being a panda keeper at the zoo.
Well, this is really fucking sad. A female lion named Johari, 5, was attacked and killed by a male lion in her enclosure at the Dallas Zoo on Sunday afternoon. Another obvious example of the patriarchy in action, said some idiot making a terrible joke (me).
Behold the majestic lowland ape. Marvel at his strength, his wildness. His complete inability to get along with ladies.
After his mom was killed by a hunter, Kali the polar bear was orphaned and taken to the Alaska Zoo. She's about three months old, and weighs 18 pounds, and is basically a walking stuffed animal.
Not unlike how many of us play games on Facebook to kill time until it's five o'clock, orangutans at Smithsonian's National Zoo are utilizing iPads so they don't go nutso. Because being trapped in a small enclosure can be depressing, it's exciting when zoos strive to incorporate engaging enrichment. The iPads were a…