Read more about the article Gorilla Shares 10th Birthday Party Treat With Pals
Gorilla Ebo celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his birth with the other animals at his "birthday party' in Valencia, Spain, undated. He was the first gorilla born at the Bioparc Valencia as part of a conservation program. (Bioparc Valencia/Newsflash)

Gorilla Shares 10th Birthday Party Treat With Pals

This is how a king-size gorilla shares his big day - with a 10th birthday party at the zoo where he was born. Keepers at Bioparc Valencia zoo in southern Spain created a special fruit 'cake' for Ebo - named after a gorilla research project in Cameroon - packed with…

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Read more about the article Zoo Blamed After Rare Cat Chokes On Bird Bones
Picture shows the Pallass cat named Sun Simiao, undated. It died of suffocation at Xining Wildlife Park in China. (Xining Wildlife Park/AsiaWire)

Zoo Blamed After Rare Cat Chokes On Bird Bones

Furious animal lovers have accused zoo keepers of negligence after a much-loved wildcat choked to death when it was fed pieces of chicken on the bone. Picture shows the Pallass cat named Sun Simiao, undated. It died of suffocation at Xining Wildlife Park in China. (Xining Wildlife Park/AsiaWire) The Pallas's…

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Read more about the article Elephants Mourn Matriarch In Mysterious Ceremony
Elephants Pocha, 55, and Guillermina, 22, mother and daughter, were transferred from a small enclosure in Mendoza, Argentina to beautiful natural habitat in in Matto Grosso, Brazil. (Senasa/Newsflash)

Elephants Mourn Matriarch In Mysterious Ceremony

Heartbroken wildlife keepers have told how a beloved elephant was comforted by her family and friends in a touching mourning ritual during her last moments at a sanctuary in Brazil. Veteran tusker Pocha, 55, had been given her first taste of freedom when she was transferred to the Natural Elephant…

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Read more about the article Dancing Bears Charm Zoo Visitors
Bears wave to breeder to feed them in the Oralburg Animal Kingdom zoo, in Dezhou city, Shandong province, China. (266832864/AsiaWire)

Dancing Bears Charm Zoo Visitors

These seemingly synchronised dancing bears were spotted by a zoo visitor could almost pass for a new type of boy band. Videos of their performance emerged from a wildlife zoo in eastern China to the delight of visitors. The truth, however, is that the bears were actually begging for food…

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Read more about the article Adorable Giraffe Calf Runs Rings Round Grown Ups
Photo shows giraffe cub Amari in Zoo Vienna. The Zoo put the youngster on show to mark her half birthday on Saturday, July 23, 2022. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

Adorable Giraffe Calf Runs Rings Round Grown Ups

Adorable giraffe calf Amari has shown that she may be just six months old but she is already running rings around the adults in her zoo enclosure. Schoenbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna put the youngster on show in a special to mark her half birthday on 23rd July.…

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Read more about the article Female Tusker Dies Of Herpes Just Days After Her Brother
Female elephant Omysha drinking water at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. (Zoo Zurich, Enzo Franchini/Newsflash)

Female Tusker Dies Of Herpes Just Days After Her Brother

A second elephant has died of a lethal strain of herpes just days after her younger brother was killed by the virus in a Swiss zoo. Omysha died on 10th July aged eight, just days after being allowed into an enclosure with her brother Umesh's body to mourn him. Keepers…

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Read more about the article Veteran Bull’s Mysterious End
Kibo, the male elephant which died in zoo park of Bioparc Valencia, in Valencia, eastern Spain, July 2022. (Bioparc Valencia/Newsflash)

Veteran Bull’s Mysterious End

One of Europe’s oldest African bush elephants has died mysterious aged 44 at his enclosure in a Spanish zoo. Kibo died during the night without any signs that he was ill, baffling his keepers. https://youtu.be/uUp1vdO2RoM Bioparc Valencia/Newsflash His routine was normal in the days leading up to his death and…

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Read more about the article Ocelot Kitten Tries Out Its Climbing Skills
The adorable ocelot cub that took its first steps in Leipzig Zoo's rainforest in Germany, after it was born in May 2022. (Zoo Leipzig/Newsflash)

Ocelot Kitten Tries Out Its Climbing Skills

This is the moment an adorable ocelot cub gets to grips with the climbing skills it will need when it grows up. The weeks-old youngster was filmed by keepers as it explored its rainforest-like enclosure called Gondwana Land at Leipzig Zoo, Germany. Proud mum Daphne, 14, leads her newborn around…

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Read more about the article Rescue Bear Sam Enjoys First Dip In Pool After Two Months In New Home
Bear Sam enjoys the first bath in Arosa Bear Sanctuary. (Stiftung Arosa Baren, VIER PFOTEN/Newsflash)

Rescue Bear Sam Enjoys First Dip In Pool After Two Months In New Home

Sam the bear takes his first dip in his own swimming hole at a Swiss sanctuary after he was saved from a life of misery in a grim zoo. Sam was transferred from a grim North Macedonian zoo in May and has spent months trying to acclimatise to his new…

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Read more about the article Adorable Two-Year-Old Elephant Dies Of Herpes
Two-year-old elephant Umesh at the elephant park in the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. (Zoo Zurich, Nicole Schnyder/Newsflash)

Adorable Two-Year-Old Elephant Dies Of Herpes

A two-year-old elephant has died despite keepers' best efforts after it contracted a herpes virus at Zurich zoo in Switzerland. Umesh, a young male, died on the evening of Tuesday, 28th June, with zookeepers letting the young bull's family spend some time with the body, to say goodbye, as elephants…

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