Zoo

Newborn pandas 'doing well' after tense night at US zoo

The twin cubs born to the Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang were said on Monday to be "doing well" after a night that had zoo keepers on edge.

Mei Xiang the panda gives birth at Washington zoo

A rare giant panda called Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington on Saturday, officials said.

Early arrival of painted storks brings cheer to Delhi zoo

Much to the delight of bird-watchers, painted storks have descended on the Delhi zoo this monsoon, a month ahead of the expected arrival of these large wading migratory birds.

Watch: Rare two-headed cobra discovered in China
Watch: Rare two-headed cobra discovered in China

 A zoo in Nanning city of China recently adopted a two-headed cobra. The rare creature has already survived 15 days but the zoo said it may need to call in specialists to keep it alive.

Delhi zoo gets record 22 lakh visitors this summer

 Around 22 lakh people visited Delhi zoo this summer with white tiger Vijay, who mauled a youth to death, and a King Cobra being the crowd-pullers.

Sipahijala to have blackbucks, lions as part of animal exchange

The zoo in the Sipahijala wild life Sanctuary, about 20 km from here, would have some new inhabitants from Banerghatta Zoo in Bengaluru in an exchange programme.

Captive rhinos face metabolic disorders in zoos
Captive rhinos face metabolic disorders in zoos

Captive black rhinos in zoos are facing a bizarre situation. The food served to them is good but the rich diet may put them at high risk for two common health problems: inflammation and insulin resistance.

Some Tbilisi zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'
Some Tbilisi zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Some animals from the flooded Tbilisi zoo might still be at large, zookeepers warned Thursday, after an escaped tiger mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital and had to be shot.

Jaya names four female cubs born in zoo

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has named four female white tiger cubs born in a zoo near here as Anitha, Preetha, Suneetha and Sangeetha.

20 missing and zoo tigers still on loose after Georgia floods
20 missing and zoo tigers still on loose after Georgia floods

Twenty people were missing Monday after devastating floods killed more than a dozen people in Georgia, with escaped zoo animals -- including two tigers -- still on the loose.

When tigers, lions, wolves, even a hippopotamus roamed the streets of Georgia
When tigers, lions, wolves, even a hippopotamus roamed the streets of Georgia

In a scene straight out of Hollywood movie 'Jumanji', animals like lions, tigers and even an hippopotamus escaped from a zoo as flood waters entered the Georgian capital on Sunday.

10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods
10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods

Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by flooding that killed at least 10 people, officials said.

Animal rights activists want chimp released from Argentine zoo

An animal rights advocacy group has asked the courts in Argentina to order a zoo in the western city of Mendoza to release a female chimpanzee named Cecilia, asserting that the animal is suffering from isolation and "deplorable" conditions.

New private zoo helps Ukrainians forget conflict

 A young girl in a bright pink dress tiptoes around the edge of a cage containing a white Bengal tiger, as young couples stroll by with pushchairs.

Delhi zoo soon to get four-horned antelopes, monitor lizards

As part of its animal exchange programme, Delhi zoo is all set to get a group of four-horned antelopes and water monitor lizards from Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park.

SC orders Ranthambhore tiger T-24 to remain in Sajjangarh for now
SC orders Ranthambhore tiger T-24 to remain in Sajjangarh for now

 The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that tiger T-24 "Ustad" who was being translocated from Ranthambhore tiger reserve to a zoo after it was alleged that he had mauled a forest guard will not be moved out out of the Sajjangarh Biological Park.

Shifting of Ranthambore tiger to Udaipur zoo draws flak from wildlife experts
Shifting of Ranthambore tiger to Udaipur zoo draws flak from wildlife experts

A wildlife enthusiast has filed a PIL at Delhi High Court to protest against the translocation of a tiger at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to Udaipur's Sajjangarh Biological Park.

Alipore Zoo has its first animal dietitian

Alipore Zoo, the country's oldest formally stated zoological park, is for the first time availing the services of a dietitian for its animals.

Delhi zoo makes special arrangements for animals to beat the heat
Delhi zoo makes special arrangements for animals to beat the heat

With temperature soaring, the Delhi zoo authorities have put in place a series of special arrangements like installation of water sprinklers and desert coolers to help its animals stay cool.

Zoo`s new lions a `sign` Ivory Coast is moving out of crisis

The eyes of 30-odd uniformed schoolchildren light up at the sight of three magnificent lions brought to Abidjan zoo to replace the big cats that starved to death during post-election violence in 2010-2011.