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It’s anyone’s guess what the sex of the 10-day old Sumatran tiger at the San Francisco zoo is.
That’s because no human has been inside the Lion House to see the cub, born Feb. 10 to parents Leanne and Larry. Still photographs taken from the video camera inside the grotto show the striped cub nuzzled against its resting mother.
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Zookeepers at the Australian Reptile Park stand on scales as they weigh a 21-foot-long python named Atomic Betty, on Jan 9. Reports state that the 14-year-old python weighed in at over 304 pounds.
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More than 17,500 animals, including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are counted in the annual census at the London Zoo. The count is a compulsory part of the zoo’s license and the information is used for managing international breeding programs of endangered animals.
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The giant panda cub born a week ago at the National Zoo in Washington has died, and it was not immediately known why the animal died, zoo officials said Sunday.
Zoo officials said in a press release that the cub was found dead Sunday morning after panda keepers heard sounds of distress from its mother, Mei Xiang.
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WASHINGTON — Mei Xiang, the National Zoo’s giant panda, gave birth to a panda cub Sunday night — her second — after five false alarms in a row.
The new cub was born at 10:46 p.m. Sunday. The zoo announced the news about four hours later.
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ZSL’s Zoological Director, David Field says: “We need to know the vital statistics of every animal at the Zoo – however big or small.”
Zookeepers at the London Zoo are responsible for more than 16,000 animals, spending countless hours recording the weight and measurements of each and every animal, including penguins, meerkats, lions and owls. The measurements are collated in the Zoological Information Management System, from which zoologists can use the data to compare information on thousands of endangered species.
The Olympic spirit is up and running at London Zoo on Thursday, as Bob the owl, takes on a 100 cm - yes - 100 cm sprint. Bob was participating in the zoo’s daily Animal Athletes in Action and showing off his unique running technique. The six inch tall owl works daily to beat his personal best time his keeper comments.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what about an orphaned baby beluga? This 112-pound newborn whale calf was found without its mom in South Naknek, Alaska last Thursday just after a large storm swept over the open sea, according to a press release from the Alaska SeaLife Center. Rescuers tried to guide the stranded beluga back to deeper waters, but the disoriented infant kept returning to the shoreline, wandering further away from home. Three of the Center’s staffers fetched the homesick two or three day old calf, the first of its kind to be rescued in U.S. waters.
An activist from the animal-rights group AnimaNaturalis takes part in a performance to mark the “International Day for the Rights of the Elephants” in front of Barcelona’s Zoo, on June 20, in Barcelona.
Zoo owner and artist Aleksandr Pylyshenko lies next to female African lion Katya inside a cage at a private zoo situated in his yard in the city of Vasilyevka, southeastern Ukraine August 3. Pylyshenko decided to spend five weeks in a cage with a pair of African lions, Katya and Samson, to get money for improving the lions’ living conditions, according to local media. He is broadcasting it on internet to attract the public’s attention to plight of wild animals in private Ukrainian zoos, which do not get enough funding.
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