zoos

Zoo keepers use iPads, apps for apes


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not only have humans been found to have an interest on electronic gadgets, but it has also been discovered that the apes in zoos have developed passion ... Read more...

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Panda gives birth to sixth cub at San Diego zoo


July 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 20 year old panda Bai Yun has set a record by giving birth to its sixth cub at the San Diego zoo. Officials opine that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

No more photos with Siberian tiger cubs in China


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Wildlife conservation and forestry departments in a Chinese province have announced that visitors will not be allowed to click themselves with Siberian tiger cubs at a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sweeden’s park where wolves killed Zookeeper now offers “wild encounters” to its visitors


June 19th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ostergotland, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police officers have investigating that attack that left a zoo worker dead in one of Sweden’s most popular zoos.Law enforcement authorities have claimed that they are still ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wolves kill wildlife park worker


June 18th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wolves have attacked a woman at one of the most popular zoos in Sweden. The law enforcement officers investigating the case have not yet established what ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Zoo seeks match for female zebras


March 1st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) The Prince of Wales zoo here has a new task cut out for itself - finding a matrimonial match for two of its female inmates - ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Microchip to help track Shanghai’s endangered animals


February 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 700 endangered animals kept in parks, zoos and by acrobatic groups here will soon get a microchip planted to track their numbers and living conditions.Data ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

100 animals died in Delhi Zoo last year


August 29th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) More than 100 animals died in Delhi Zoo last year. In all, nearly 3,000 animals died in zoos across the country in the same period, ... Read more...

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Cuban zoo reports birth of odd animal


July 8th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 8 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban zoo has reported the birth of an animal that is a cross between a donkey and a zebra, officials said.The "donkra" has features characteristic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Trip to zoo can teach kids more than books


May 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A trip to the zoo can be more informative for a child than all the books on science and conservation or even classroom teaching. Research conducted ... Read more...

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Kolkata zoo to get kangaroos


May 19th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Two pairs of kangaroos, the Australian national animal, will be housed soon in Alipore Zoological Garden here, a West Bengal forest official said. The four kangaroos ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China creates special hospital for pandas


May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) China has started constructing the first ever hospital in the world for exclusive treatment of pandas, officials said.Construction for the new specialised centre for giant pandas ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Promiscuous’ chimps produce more sperm


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists based in Japan have revealed that chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans.Promiscuous ape species have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a wildlife park that allows ‘live’ feeding (Lead)


January 24th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Jan 24 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a wildlife park in China is offering a "live feeding service" to attract more visitors and increase revenue, though education experts have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, a wildlife park where you can feed live animals


January 24th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Jan 24 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a wildlife park in China is offering a "live feeding service" to attract more visitors and increase revenue, though education experts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Room heaters, bonfires keep Ranchi’s zoo animals warm


January 7th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 7 (IANS) Room heaters and bonfires are being used to keep Ranchi's zoo animals warm in the bone-chilling cold.The severe cold wave that has already claimed lives of 62 people ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rising deer population a headache for Delhi Zoo


December 30th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Officials at the Delhi Zoo are racking their brains trying to find housing for its burgeoning deer population as they are running out of enclosures to accommodate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Orphaned grizzlies sent to the Montana zoo


December 21st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Montana, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The three orphaned Yellowstone grizzly bears that were rescued in Canada after their mother was euphemized by authorities have now been sent to the Montana zoo.The bears ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sven Koppler charged for smuggling tarantulas into the US


December 5th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) German Sven Koppler has been charged with smuggling tarantulas into the US through the United States Postal Service. His modus operandi was very simple, as ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

“Honeymoon suite” opened for two rare Asian one-horned rhinos in Nepal


August 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (ANI): Nepal has opened a "honeymoon suite" for two rare Asian one-horned rhinos in one of its zoos in an attempt to encourage the pair's matting.According to the ... Read more...

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Diving pigs, boxing bears: group slams China zoo abuses


August 9th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Pigs forced to dive into water, monkeys riding bicycles and boxing bouts between bears are just some of the "cruel and abusive practices" used to increase revenue at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Longest living amphibians, salamanders, may hold secrets to elixir of life


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A small cave salamander, dubbed "the human fish" because of its human-like skin tone, has broken the world's record for longest-lived amphibian-a discovery, according to researchers, could unravel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Human fish’ salamander breaks lifespan record


July 21st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
'Washington, July 21 (ANI): A small cave salamander, dubbed "the human fish" because of its human-like skin tone, has broken the world's record for longest-lived amphibian, found a study.Also called olm and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Punjab zoo to have toy train


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) The Chhatbir zoo near here will soon have a toy train. It will be the second zoo after Patna to have such a train, its director T.K. Behera said. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rajkot Zoo sets up top-open enclosures for leopards


May 29th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot, May 29 (ANI): Zoo authorities in Rajkot have set up top-open enclosures for leopards.Praduman Park, a small hilly area surrounded by two lakes and situated on the outskirts of Rajkot ... Read more...

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Bonobo chimps like humans may be hardwired to shake their heads to say ‘no’


May 6th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Anthropologists have recently filmed Bonobo chimps shaking their heads from side to side to 'say no'.This finding may be indicative of the behaviour of humans as primates."In bonobos, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lucknow Zoo sends elephants to wildlife parks


May 2nd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Lucknow Zoo Sunday pulled out its two elephants and sent them to two wildlife parks of the state, an official said. This follows an order of the Central ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Alive or dead, snow leopardess remains main attraction at Nainital Zoo


April 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr 30 (ANI): Whether alive or dead, a snow leopardess remains one of the main attractions of the G B Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital.Rani, the snow leopardess, died ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Zookeepers in China eat monkey meat


April 15th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Zookeepers at a zoo in China are eating monkey and giraffe meat believing that these have extra nutritional value, a media report said. The bizarre report came from a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PETA’s racy version of ‘State of the Union Undress’


January 27th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 27 (ANI): PETA's third annual State of the Union 'Undress' saw the spokeswoman strip down as she stated the animal rights groups' goals of 2010.A voluptuous female slowly stripped ... Read more...

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Punjab Government kicks off animal adoption scheme


January 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Jan 13(ANI): The Punjab Government has initiated an animal adoption scheme, where they have offered a chance to adopt wild animals and birds from major zoos of the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

ABC Nightline Offers A Sneak Peek In To The Lives Of Tree Kangaroos


December 16th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC Nightline and ABC World News aired a special feature on Tree Kangaroos residing at the Woodland Park Zoo last night. Dr. Lisa Dabek, associated with the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Zoo pachyderm release should be closely monitored: Experts


November 19th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The release of zoo elephants into wildlife parks should be closely monitored as they could end up creating difficulties for their peers in the wild, say experts in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

People can adopt wild animals in Punjab zoos


November 11th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Nov. 11 (ANI): People in Punjab can now adopt wild animals and birds in major zoos of the state after the introduction of a new government scheme.Under the Animal Adoption ... Read more...

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