Thousands petition to move ‘bullied’ ape Bili out of Germany
16 February 2019 | 11:00 am
The petitioners are calling on a German zoo to move to the UK a bonobo ape who they say is being bullied by others. The zoo has refuted their claims, saying aggression against a male ape is common during integration.
28 Mar 2021
Baikal, a majestic 14-year-old Siberian tiger from France's Mulhouse Zoo, undergoes a dental operation to treat a broken and infected fang. The male tiger broke his fang seven years ago while playing, the tooth was then repaired, but recently zookeepers noticed an infection had appeared, requiring a new intervention.
2 Apr 2021
India's National Zoological Park reopens after being closed to the public for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Of course we fear the virus," says visitor Swati Garg, who visited the zoo in India's capital with her children, "but we wear masks, take precautions and sanitise ourselves, so I think we are safe.
25 May 2021
The Paris Zoological Park, site of the National Museum of Natural History , reopened on 19 May, and is providing a space for residents to ‘breathe’ after a difficult lockdown period.
7 Jun 2021
A total of nine lions have tested positive for coronavirus at a zoo near Chennai in India. The source of the infection remains unclear.
12 Jun 2021
A double joy for the Cuban National Zoo's employees: the birth of four tigers for the first time in more than 20 years, and among them, the unprecedented presence of a white specimen, a female named Yanek.
20 Jun 2021
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.
24 Jun 2021
Otters at Oregon Zoo enjoy an ice bath as the temperature in Portland reached 35°C on Monday. The mercury is expected to rise as high as 42°C during the week. "Set the A/C to ottermatic," the zoo cheekily posted on its Facebook page.
4 Jul 2021
Oregon Zoo releases a video showing Asian elephants Samudra, Rose-Tu and Chendra splash around Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands pool while enjoying some tasty treats. A record-breaking heatwave has swept across parts of western US and Canada since the weekend, prompting authorities to issue heat warnings and advisories.
10 Jul 2021
"Jang" escaped from his enclosure on Thursday but has been found lurking in the nearby treetops. Red pandas are an "endangered" species, with fewer than 10,000 of them left in the wild.
18 Jul 2021
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.
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The United States are through to the last 16 of the World Cup. They secured a 1-0 win through forward Christian Pulisic, sending home an Iran team who have left a lasting impression on the tournament.
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Senegal are through to the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar after a sensational 2-1 victory over Ecuador. Also, lawyers are striking in Chad over a mass trial of detained anti government protestors, following deadly demonstrations in late October.
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State interior ministers have decided on the move due to the violent suppression of anti-government protests. Meanwhile, Tehran has summoned the German ambassador for the third time.
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The United Nations also called on Chinese authorities to respond to protests "in line with international human rights law," and refrain from arresting people simply for taking part.
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Ever since Washington started offering billion-dollar incentives for high-tech companies to relocate to the United States, Europe has been in panic mode. But do they need to be? We look into all the EU offers.