Every year, hundreds of black, brown and even polar bears are successfully rehabilitated from their addiction to human-reliant food sources and released back into the wild. How does bear rehab work?
The sounds of fireworks and revelry echoed through the warm Oregon night as people throughout Portland celebrated Independence Day. It was July 4th, 1970. And among the crowds were three young men enjoying the triple pleasure of a holiday, a summer evening, and the vigor of youth.
Holy crap. I'm pretty sure the fence separating the tigers from the humans does absolutely nothing because these tigers can easily out jump it. Look at them gracefully fly in the air and snatch the meat like a wide receiver catching a touchdown pass. These beasts are basically basically comic book superhero versions…
When a mommy snake loves a daddy snake very much, sometimes they make a baby snake. At least, that's what you've been taught. But a twenty-foot two-hundred pound female reticulated python didn't follow the rules, giving birth to six offspring with no help from a male.
After a 22 month long gestation period, an elephant at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in England gave birth to the most adorable baby boy ever. The gestation period is so long, in part, so that the infant can do things like walk around on its own almost as soon as its born.
The three-month-old male, weighing in at a scant 1.5 pounds, is in quarantine at the San Diego Zoo. Soon, the fox will begin training to become an "animal ambassador" for the species, meaning he'll participate in educational programs.
Even the most zoo-friendly amongst us probably harbor mixed feelings about the undeniable psychological and physical toll that captivity takes on animals. The Danish architects at Bjarke Ingels Group think they've designed a better way. A Zootopia, if you will, where humans are usually hidden from animals by grass…
An 11-year-old, 418 pound Asiatic lion named Lucifer who lives at a UK zoo has a sore foot. He's been given acupuncture, despite the complete inefficacy of the procedure.
Canada's wildlife is at it again, but this time they're playing out a classic scene from literature. It's The Count of Monte Cristo, or perhaps The Shawshank Redemption, zoo style.
You know how trendy it is to wear jeans that look old and beat up, right? Most denim companies turn to sandblasting to get the job done, but a Japanese charity has a new idea: let lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) do it. We'll show you how, with gifs.
Keepers at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo found that their mongooses weren't getting along. Their solution to keep the peace was as surprising as it is clever.
China is a big place, and not everyone can easily get to the zoo. To solve the problem, the Beijing Zoo went virtual.
Earlier this month, the Buffalo and Cincinnati Zoos made history when an Indian rhino was born to a father who had been dead for ten years. Is this the future of conservation?
The San Francisco Zoo recently introduced its lemurs to some pink plastic flamingos. The results were predictably adorable, but the flamingos weren't just decoration. They're an effort to give the lemurs a bit of mental exercise.
Mango is a 19 year old male Syrian brown bear who lives at Israel's Ramat Gan Safari Park, a zoo not far from Tel Aviv. Earlier this week, he made veterinary history after undergoing a complex spinal surgery.
In March, four cubs were born to African lion (Panthera leo) Shera at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Now that they're a little over two months old the cubs almost ready to join their relatives in the lion enclosure, but first they have to pass a swim test.
We've got exclusive early access to some new photos of the San Francisco's Zoo's newest resident, a 10-month-old male red panda. Get ready to make travel arrangements to get yourself to SF, pronto.
If you're like me, you can remember the discrete moment when the zoo stopped being fun and started being sad; when the jungle behind the animals stopped looking like jungle and started looking like concrete masonry painted with clumsy trompe l'oeil.