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.
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.
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.
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.
The mountain cats had tested positive for the virus about a month ago.
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.
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.
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?
Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.
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.
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.
The 74-year-old is believed to have developed Alzheimer’s disease and will retire from public life, his daughters said in a letter.
Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.
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.
Lions and tigers had already contracted the virus, but have recovered.
The cub had a live birth and a social media following — everything, it seemed, but a name. Until now.
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.
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.
Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda at the Smithsonian zoo in Washington, D.C., surprised everyone last week when she appeared pregnant.
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.
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.
If all goes as planned with the state’s reopening, the public will be allowed back to see the animals starting on July 24.
Two wallaroos and a red kangaroo were found dead in an outdoor exhibit days before a young mountain lion was captured in the city.
Rescued from Australia’s fires, a small fleet of wild platypuses is launched back into their wetland home and into an uncertain future.
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.
Snowbank, who will turn 7 in July, may have ventured out from Franklin Park Zoo in Boston in search of love.
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.