Zoo

  • Giraffe bids last goodbye, licks dying zoo worker 22-03-2014 11:41 PM

    A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he had done odd jobs for 25 years. Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumour and had difficulty walking or speaking....
  • Snapshot: Cricketer Pragyan Ojha is PETA's face for its anti-zoo campaign 26-02-2014 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Cricketer Pragyan Ojha is the latest celebrity to join the bandwagon of celebrities who have campaigned for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In this photograph, he is seen inside a cage the way the animals are kept in zoos. ...
  • Watch: Extravagant possessions left by Ukrainian President 25-02-2014 10:15 AM

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled his country and left behind a seemingly endless array of extravagant possessions. It included an armoured soviet-era Limo, Vodka with his face on it, ostriches in a private zoo, a 19-year old Bentley and gold-plated toilet brushes. ...
  • Man jumps into tiger enclosure at China zoo to offer himself to tigers 18-02-2014 11:54 AM

    Beijing: A Chinese man suffering from depression shocked visitors at a zoo when he attempted to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers. Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed over the wall of the Chengdu Zoo in Sichuan province to enter into tigers enclosure on Sunday as he wanted to improve...
  • Depressed man offers himself as sacrifice to Bengal tiger in Chinese zoo, miraculously escaped unhurt 18-02-2014 11:37 AM

    A Chinese man miraculously escaped the 'clutches' of a bloody death when he offered himself as food to a tiger in a zoo enclosure in China. According to reports, the man leaped into the enclosure in an attempt to get himself eaten. The zoo staff saved him and he escaped...
  • A giant panda rolling around and playing in snow is the cutest video you will see today 11-02-2014 12:34 PM

    While the Toronto Zoo closed early on February 5th, 2014, due to the record-breaking snow fall, their giant panda Da Mao sure seemed to enjoy himself. Watch what security cameras caught him doing within his outdoor habitat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-02-2014 10:17 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • London Zoo launches 5.7 mn pound project to save Indian lions 26-01-2014 08:44 PM

    The London Zoo is coming to the rescue of India's endangered Gir lions with a 5.7-million-pound project as part of international efforts to save the Asian breed of the big cat. The project by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) that runs London Zoo includes plans to increase the size...
  • Four deer die of illness in Kanpur zoo 21-01-2014 05:08 PM

    Four deer died in the zoo in Kanpur in the last two days, officials said on Tuesday. The four deer, aged between 12 to 15 years, died of illness, Director of the zoo K Thomas said on Tuesday. The post-mortem report had confirmed that the death was natural and caused...
  • Polar bear cubs playing with their mom is the cutest thing you will see today 20-01-2014 12:46 PM

    It had been 20 years since Munich's Hellabrunn zoo saw the birth of polar bear cubs before Giovanna, one of the female polar bears at the zoo, gave birth to twin cubs. Weighing only 300-400 grams, the two fuzzy cubs are now five-weeks old. Through cameras in the bear's enclosure,...
  • Alert sounded around Kanan Pendhari zoo to contain anthrax 17-01-2014 07:55 AM

    The Bilaspur district administration has sounded an alert within a 10-kilometre radius of the Kanan Pendhari zoo, to contain the spread of anthrax, after 21 spotted deer died of the disease. "Teams of doctor have been constituted to keep vigil on the health of people and animals living in the...
  • Guddu, India's longest surviving tiger dies at 26 at Kanpur Zoo 16-01-2014 02:41 PM

    The oldest tiger living in a captive environment, 26-year-old Guddu, died at the Kanpur zoo in Uttar Pradesh late Wednesday night, officials said. The death of the royal Bengal tiger came as a shock to the Kanpur zoo management, which was planning to seek Guddu's entry in the Guinness World...
  • Two white tiger cubs born at Maitri Bagh Zoo 13-01-2014 11:47 PM

    Two cubs have been born to white tiger couple Sunder and Kamla at the Maitri Bagh Zoo in Chhattisgarh's steel city Bhilai, officials said Monday. The zoo, spread over 167 acres, is run by the Bhilai steel plant. With the birth of the two cubs, the total number of white...
  • Relocation of White Tiger delayed as CZA rejects proposed vet hospital design 24-09-2013 06:43 PM

    The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has rejected the design of a proposed veterinary hospital at the zoo and rescue centre at Mukundpur in Madhya Pradesh, a move likely to delay relocation of white tigers to the facility from Odisha. The CZA's decision was conveyed to Madhya Pradesh late last month....
  • Rajasthan govt plans to shift animals of Udaipur Zoo to forests 19-08-2013 05:09 AM

    Jodhpur: Rajasthan Forest and Environment Minister Bina Kak today said zoological parks are not the right place for animals as she announced state government's plan to shift animals of Udaipur Zoo to Sajjangarh forest. "They should be allowed to freely roam in the forests. The forests are their natural habitats...
  • After snubbing MP, Gujarat to send Asiatic Lions to UP 17-08-2013 08:46 PM

    After rejecting the proposal to send Asiatic lions to a sanctuary in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat government is set to transfer four animals to the proposed safari at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's native Saifai village in Etawah district. Gujarat Forest Department has decided to transfer four lions to...
  • Olinguito, the newest mammal discovered in US 16-08-2013 01:17 PM

    Washington: The long-tailed, orange-furred, big-eyed olinguito - said to resemble a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear - is the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in 35 years, the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday. Native to the high, misty cloud forests of...
  • Chinese zoo tries to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion 16-08-2013 01:00 PM

    Beijing: Behold the regal lion and hear its mighty ... bark? A zoo in the central China city of Luohe attempted to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion, state media reported. The large, aggressive breed has a trademark bushy mane that gives it a lion-like appearance, but its...
  • China zoo tries to pass off big hairy dog as lion 16-08-2013 11:56 AM

    Behold the regal lion and hear its mighty ... bark? Reports say a zoo in the central China city of Luohe attempted to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion. The large breed's trademark mane gives it a lion-like appearance, but its vocalizations are far closer to a woof...
  • 22-year-old man jumps into tiger cage in Patna zoo, mauled 10-08-2013 02:53 PM

    A 22-year-old man who jumped into a tiger's cage at the zoo in Patna on Saturday noon to "free" the big cat got mauled. Mohammad Imran Khan of Piroo village of Aurangabad district, who was visiting the city, was rushed to a hospital, from where he was referred to Patna...
  • Watch: Annual march for graduated Penguins in US 29-07-2013 09:16 AM

    In a San Francisco zoo, a group of baby penguins waddled to their new home on Penguin Island. This annual march celebrates their graduation from the 'Fish School'. After graduation, they get to reunite with their fellow penguins in the world's largest captive Magellanic penguin colony. ...
  • Nagpur: Maharajbagh Zoo giving away tigers for adoption for Rs 1 lakh 23-07-2013 12:27 PM

    Nagpur: Move over cats and dogs, animal lovers can now adopt wild animal like tigers, leopards, jackals and monkeys lodged at the Maharajbagh Zoo in Nagpur for a fee. The zoo, which has often received flak for its management of animals, is launching this programme with a total of 356...
  • Snapshot: Awwww! Cutest photo of the day of baby giraffe canoodling with its mother 07-05-2013 05:43 PM

    Giraffe baby Jamila canoodles with mother Juji at the outdoor enclosure of the Zoo in Hannover, Germany, May 7,2013. The Giraffe baby was born on April 21, 2013. ...
  • Watch: Unbearably cute polar bear cub at NY zoo 04-03-2013 12:55 PM

    A snow-white polar bear cub was brought into the Buffalo Zoo, NY, on November 27, 2012. It is being taken care of by veterinary technician Alice Rohauer. Here's a video of the cub playing at The Buffalo Zoo. If there was death by cuteness, this would be it. ...
  • Scarlett Johansson wants more challenging roles 16-12-2011 01:24 PM

    London: Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson says she she no longer wants to take on parts of naive women but wants more challenging parts. The 27-year-old actress says she is now more interested in roles where women have experienced life rather than those who have not really lived, reported Femalefirst online....
  • Euthanasia: T'puram zoo yet to receive nod 15-12-2011 08:54 AM

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The animals in the city zoo are still living under the threat of virus infection. Chances are high for the spread of the canine distemper virus, which claimed the lives of four jackals in the city zoo and affected the remaining four. Realising the seriousness of situation, the zoo...
  • Now run as fast as the cheetah! 28-06-2011 04:14 PM

    San Diego Zoo gives visitors a chance to see what it's like to run as fast as the cheetah. ...