Orangutans Are Hooked on Technology Just Like the Rest of Us

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… » 1/29/13 11:15pm 1/29/13 11:15pm

Family Planning at Zoos Can Get Really Depressing

This isn't going to be easy, but, um, you know how you go on some random squee site and see really adorable pictures of the new tiger cubs born, let's say, at the Copenhagen Zoo? Yeah, well, some of those cubs were probably euthanized to help control the tiger population and recreate the extremely high cub mortality… » 8/03/12 10:25am 8/03/12 10:25am

Snooki & Newt Gingrich Become BFFs as Apocalypse Draws Nigh

Last night, Jay Leno interviewed both current Jersey Shore Madonna With Child Snooki and once and always pompous pain in the ass Newt Gingrich. Two totally different expressions of everything that is wrong with America, on a show hosted by a guy who probably appeals to people who appreciated the Garfield movie. And the … » 7/19/12 10:50am 7/19/12 10:50am

Cincinnati Welcomes First Baby Giraffe In 26 Years

On Saturday Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's four-year-old giraffe, gave birth to her first calf, and the first born at the zoo in 26 years. The sex of the calf hasn't been checked, as the mother and child are being left alone to bond. The zoo posted photos on its blog, along with a sentence that makes… » 4/04/11 12:28pm 4/04/11 12:28pm

Orphaned Baby Polar Bear "Talks" To His Zookeeper

Animal Planet ran a special on a baby polar bear named Inukshuk, who was orphaned at just 10 weeks old when his mother was shot by hunters in Ontario. He was rescued by a police officer and sent to a zoo in Toronto, where he was raised by zookeepers until he was old enough to be placed in his permanent home in a… » 6/06/08 11:00am 6/06/08 11:00am