The Friendly Spider Program combines cognitive behavioral therapy, group hypnosis, and playtime with actual spiders.... READ ON
The adorable banded palm civet is being raised by his parents, out of sight of visitors.... READ ON
Climate can cause a big difference in how much hair a lion grows.... READ ON
Creatures great and small stepped on the scale for their annual check up—whether they realized it or not.... READ ON
Scientists have discovered the missing piece in Knut's tragic story.... READ ON
Incredible and heartbreaking images of zoo animals roaming the streets.... READ ON
Have you ever visited the local zoo and found yourself wondering how a juicy hunk of boiled penguin breast might taste? Just about every creature under the sun has been sautéed, deep-fried, and/or sprinkled over a pizza at some point in human history.... READ ON
Plenty of zoos, aquariums, and wildlife parks have put together fun—and safe!—ways to interact with some of their finest residents in a very hands-on manner.... READ ON
Put a wild animal in a cage, and it’s bound to act differently. Zoologists and vets have many strategies to help an animal get settled and normalize its behavior in captivity. Psychological changes can be overcome with animal enrichment programs that keep creatures entertained and mentally stimulated—but some of the internal and physical changes in these four animals are more difficult to tackle.
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When baby sloths eat, they cling tightly to their mothers. The instinct is so strong that the youngsters won't eat if they aren't cuddling. Unfortunately that also means that when a mother sloth at a zoo can't produce enough milk to feed her baby, handlers have to come up with a creative solution to ensure the little one has something to cling to while it receives its bottle.
At a zoo in the Netherlands, this recently became a very serious problem when keepers presented the baby with a variety of plush... READ ON
Rhinos are amazing and massive animals that easily capture the imagination of their admirers both at zoos and in the wild. Unfortunately, they’re facing serious threats and their numbers are dwindling lower all the time. In honor of Endangered Species Day today, here’s a deeper look at the armored tank of... READ ON
No matter how many mistakes your mother may have made, there’s no way she's in the same class as these animal mothers.
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One of Prince Charles's Secret Service code names was "Unicorn."