Happy the Elephant Isn’t a Person, Top New York Court Rules

An animal advocacy group had argued that the elephant was being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo, in a case involving deep ethical questions about the basic rights of highly intelligent animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #elephants, #fahey-eugene-m, #habeas-corpus, #new-york-court-of-appeals, #nonhuman-rights-project, #rivera-jenny-1960, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tuitt-alison-y, #wise-steven-m, #zoos

Flamingo Spotted in Texas After Escaping a Kansas Zoo in 2005

A fisherman’s sighting in March confirmed that a flamingo that fled a Kansas zoo in 2005 has defied the odds to live a Pixar-worthy life in the wilds of Texas.

#birds, #flamingos, #gulf-coast-us, #kansas, #tanzania, #texas, #wetlands, #wichita-kan, #zoos

50 Years Later, Some Question Value of U.S.-China ‘Panda Diplomacy’

In 1972, China sent two pandas to the United States as a gesture of good will. In recent years, experts say the animals have taken on a new role: softening China’s authoritarian image.

#china, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #panda-diplomacy, #pandas, #politics-and-government, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #united-states-international-relations, #zoos

Tiger Bites Arm of Man Reaching Into Enclosure at Florida Zoo, Officials Say

The man, who worked for a cleaning service, had entered a restricted area at the Naples Zoo, the authorities said. The tiger was shot and killed.

#malayan-tiger, #naples-fla, #tigers, #zoos

Three Snow Leopards Died of Covid Complications at Nebraska Zoo

The mountain cats had tested positive for the virus about a month ago.

#animals, #cats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #leopards, #lincoln-neb, #tigers, #zoetis-inc, #zoos

William Conway, Who Reimagined America’s Zoos, Is Dead at 91

He sought to conserve wildlife and encouraged zoos to exhibit animals in their natural habitats. But he lost a battle to rename the Bronx Zoo.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #conway-william-1929-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #wildlife-conservation-society, #zoos

A Joyful Surprise at Japan’s Oldest Zoo: The Birth of Twin Pandas

After a four-year hiatus, two 15-year-old giant pandas at last found the mood and added a new draw for one of Tokyo’s biggest tourist attractions.

#pandas, #tokyo-japan, #zoos

Zoos Are Bad for Animals

Many of them aspire to be good civic institutions that care for animals on their grounds and in the wild. But is it really worth their captivity?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animals, #assn-of-zoosaquariums, #biodiversity, #breeding-of-animals, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #zoos

Why Do Humans Feed So Many Animals?

Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.

#animal-behavior, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #birds, #cats, #delhi-india, #dogs, #great-britain, #isotopes, #monkeys-and-apes, #pet-foods, #pets, #rome-italy, #your-feed-science, #zoos

Was That a Giant Cat? Leopards Escape, and a Zoo Keeps Silent (at First).

The Hangzhou Safari Park in China did not admit that it was missing three of its animals for weeks, while a farmer wondered if the creature in the tea bushes was an oversize feline.

#china, #leopards, #zoos

After ‘Tiger King,’ Law Proposed to Protect Big Cats

The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #blumenthal-richard, #law-and-legislation, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #senate, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #tigers, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #zoos

Jack Hanna Has Dementia, His Family Says

The 74-year-old is believed to have developed Alzheimer’s disease and will retire from public life, his daughters said in a letter.

#animals, #columbus-zoo-and-aquarium, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #hanna-jack, #ohio, #television, #zoos

Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret

Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.

#animals, #assn-of-zoosaquariums, #breeding-of-animals, #cryonics, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #fort-collins-colo, #meeteetse-wyo, #ryder-oliver, #san-diego-zoo, #university-of-florida, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zoos

Xin Xing, Giant Panda With Progeny Around the Globe, Dies at 38

The star of China’s Chongqing Zoo was the world’s oldest panda in captivity. More than 150 of her descendants have lived in several countries.

#china, #death-and-dying, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #pandas, #zoos

Snow Leopards Are the Latest Cats to Get the Coronavirus

Lions and tigers had already contracted the virus, but have recovered.

#cats, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #leopards, #louisville-ky, #minks-animals, #your-feed-science, #zoos

The National Zoo’s Panda Cub Has a Name: Xiao Qi Ji

The cub had a live birth and a social media following — everything, it seemed, but a name. Until now.

#conservation-of-resources, #pandas, #smithsonian-institution, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #washington-dc, #zoos

Blackpink Panda Cuddle Riles Up Chinese Internet Users

The K-pop band was accused of putting the cub at risk after the group posted video of its antics at a South Korean zoo.

#blackpink-music-group, #china, #k-pop, #music, #pandas, #south-korea, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zoos

Here are the Best Animal Livestreams

Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.

#animals, #aquariums, #bears, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogs, #elephants, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-zoo, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #zoos

National Zoo Panda Gives Birth

Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda at the Smithsonian zoo in Washington, D.C., surprised everyone last week when she appeared pregnant.

#pandas, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #washington-dc, #zoos

Expecting at the National Zoo: Washington Hopes to Gain a Baby Panda

Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda, has “tissue consistent with fetal development” and could deliver in a few days, according to the zoo.

#china, #neiffer-donald-leroy, #pandas, #united-states, #zoos

How to Move Your Elephant During a Pandemic

After decades in captivity and a 1,700-mile road trip from Argentina into Brazil, an Asian elephant named Mara finally gained a chance to roam.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animals, #argentina, #brazil, #buenos-aires-argentina, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elephants, #photography, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science, #zoos

New York Zoos and Aquarium Plan to Open This Month

If all goes as planned with the state’s reopening, the public will be allowed back to see the animals starting on July 24.

#aquariums, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #central-park-zoo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-aquarium, #new-york-city, #queens-zoo, #wildlife-conservation-society, #zoos

Did a Mountain Lion Kill 3 Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo?

Two wallaroos and a red kangaroo were found dead in an outdoor exhibit days before a young mountain lion was captured in the city.

#kangaroos, #mountain-lions-and-cougars, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-zoo, #zoos

The Return of the Platypuses

Rescued from Australia’s fires, a small fleet of wild platypuses is launched back into their wetland home and into an uncertain future.

#animals, #canberra-australia, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #platypus, #sydney-australia, #wildfires, #your-feed-science, #zoos

Judge Gives Carole Baskin the Tiger King’s Zoo

The legal battle between Ms. Baskin, an animal-rights activist, and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a former roadside zoo owner, played out for more than seven years and on a Netflix special.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #tigers, #zoos

Escaped Peacock Is Lured Back by Mating Call From Police Officer’s Phone

Snowbank, who will turn 7 in July, may have ventured out from Franklin Park Zoo in Boston in search of love.

#boston-mass, #franklin-park-zoo, #zoo-new-england, #zoos

Zoo May Feed Animals to Animals as Funds Dry Up in Pandemic

The zoo, in Germany, said its drastic plan would only be a last resort. One animal would be spared until the end, it said, a nearly 12-foot polar bear called Vitus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #polar-bears, #zoos