Oregon Zoo’s black bear Takoda enjoys refreshing pool dip
20 June 2021 | 3:50 pm
Black bear Takoda enjoys a refreshing pool dip at Oregon Zoo while playing with a ball. The zoo resident splashes around the wading pools, enjoying a warm day in Portland. Takoda, whose name means “friend to all” in Sioux, arrived at the Oregon Zoo in November 2010.
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A baby boy hippopotamus was born at the Guadalajara Zoo in Mexico. Weighing at 30 kilos, he spends his day swimming and lounging in the sun with his mother Tami.
24 Jul 2021
A Taiwan zoo is helping cooped up families cope with Covid restrictions by producing weekly online shows to connect them to the animals even when zoos are shuttered. Schools, entertainment venues, libraries, sport facilities and community centres across the island have been closed since mid-May due to a sudden surge of domestic infections.
25 Jul 2021
A red panda cub has been born in an Indian zoo as part of a conservation breeding program to increase the population of the endangered animal. With habitats under threat in the Eastern Himalayas and China, red pandas are considered endangered and are highly vulnerable to infectious diseases. Their copper fur, appearance and small size also make them targets for the exotic pet trade.
30 Jul 2021
A baby Sumatran orangutan clings to its mother Tana at Israel's Ramat Gan Safari Park zoo. The baby was born on the 10th of July, 11 years after its father Rachamim.
21 Aug 2021
Rome's zoo distributes frozen fruit to animals to help them cope with high temperatures and to ensure they get enough sugar in their diet.
23 Aug 2021
Baby panda Xiao Qi Ji celebrates his first birthday by eating a fruitsicle cake with his mother Mei Xiang at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC, in front of delighted visitors.
27 Aug 2021
The endangered Lake Titicaca frog is making its debut at Chester Zoo, in the north of England. It’s the world’s largest aquatic frog, and takes its name from the lake where it lives on the border of Bolivia and Peru - but thanks to its unusual look means the animal is better known by its nickname ‘scrotum’ frog.
30 Aug 2021
The Guadalajara Zoo, in Mexico, welcomes two manatees from the Caribbean, with the intention of raising awareness for the protection of the species, currently endangered because of pollution and fishing techniques.
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Tortoise callipers and camel scales are put to good use at ZSL London Zoo, which is holding its annual animal weigh-in. While keepers put on a show for the cameras, it is important that the zoo keeps up-to-date size and weight information on its animals to compare them with animals in the wild and in other zoos, as well as to have an indication of which animals are pregnant.
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Five Siberian tiger cubs, born on 27th June this year at a South Korean zoo, were shown to the public for the first time on Thursday. The Siberian tigers (also known as 'Korean tigers' in South Korea) are listed as endangered species and protected by the government. A zookeeper at Everland theme park in Yongin says it's 'rare' for five tiger cubs to be born at once. The cubs' names -- 'Areum', 'Daun', 'Oori', 'Nara', 'Gangsan' (which means 'Our country's beautiful landscape' when read together) were selected by an online vote.
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A zoo in Guadalajara welcomes four Bengal tiger cubs that were born on July 3.
23 Oct 2021
ZooTampa in Florida vaccinates a skunk with a specific vaccine developed exclusively for animals. The zoo in Tampa has begun to vaccinate animals who have been identified as most susceptible to Covid-19. The use of the special vaccine, which was developed exclusively for animals by the Michigan-based veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, has been used for vaccinating those species that are known to be more vulnerable to contracting the virus in other zoological organizations throughout the United States. ZooTampa says it has received a shipment of approximately 220 doses – enough to vaccinate roughly 19 species which includes 93 animals such as Florida panthers, skunks, otters and primates.
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