Protesters Want 'World's Saddest Polar Bear' Moved From Argentina Zoo

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… » 7/14/14 6:15pm 7/14/14 6:15pm

Second Zoo in Denmark May Kill Another Giraffe

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. » 2/13/14 9:41am 2/13/14 9:41am

Copenhagen Zoo Kills 'Surplus' Giraffe, Feeds It to Lions and Big Cats

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. » 2/10/14 1:45pm 2/10/14 1:45pm

Lady Lion Killed by Her Brother at Dallas 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). » 11/18/13 7:45pm 11/18/13 7:45pm

Gorilla Named Patrick Sent to Gorilla Therapy for Being a Sexist Jerk

Behold the majestic lowland ape. Marvel at his strength, his wildness. His complete inability to get along with ladies. » 9/24/13 7:20pm 9/24/13 7:20pm

Baby Polar Bear Melts Our Hearts Like Climate Change Melts So Many…

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. » 3/25/13 11:30pm 3/25/13 11:30pm

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… » 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

Lulu The Central Park Zoo Gorilla Dies At 46

Lulu, who rose to fame in 1972 after delivering the Central Park Zoo's first baby gorilla, died of a seizure at her retirement habitat. The beloved gorilla had 10 children and several grandchildren, and at 46, she was relatively old. » 1/26/11 9:52am 1/26/11 9:52am

PETA Scientists Claim Knut Is Psychologically Disturbed

Knut the polar bear is "definitely displaying behavioral problems," according to PETA scientists who point to Knut's swaying back and forth, imitating picture-taking tourists, and having "panic attacks." A Berlin Zoo rep say this is "ridiculous." [AFP via Newser] » 6/18/10 12:40pm 6/18/10 12:40pm

All Grown Up

Remember when Knut was a tiny, adorable ball of white fur? Now everyone's favorite cub is a man - or a 300-pound sex machine. "He's going to be our new stud bull," said the Berlin Zoo director. [TheSun] » 3/24/10 9:20am 3/24/10 9:20am

Woman Mauled By Polar Bear After Jumping Into Pit At Berlin Zoo

There is a reason animals in zoos are kept behind enclosures, but a woman at the Berlin Zoo decided to ignore this reasoning and decided to jump into the polar bear pit during feeding time. » 4/12/09 11:30am 4/12/09 11:30am