A bear walking on its hind legs and sporting baggy skin has led to a wild theory.
For Christmas dinner in 1870, Paris restaurant Voisin publicized a menu that featured kangaroo stew, elephant stock, stuffed donkey head, and bear chops.
Elmer and Lima, two gay penguins who coupled up last fall, are now proud foster parents of a healthy baby chick.
For its 23rd annual "Squishing of the Squash," the Oregon Zoo gave its elephants giant pumpkins and filmed the destruction that ensued.
On September 13, the only two-toed sloths in Scotland made their first public appearance at the Edinburgh Zoo.
Thanks to the San Diego Zoo's live cam, you can see what America's most famous platypuses are up to in real time wherever you are.
Five African grey parrots have been put in solitary bird confinement after they failed to control their excessive swearing tirades, including telling visitors to "f*ck off."
A 62-year-old female python at the St. Louis Zoo hasn't been in contact with a male in decades, but she was somehow able to reproduce this summer.
The western lowland gorilla is expecting her first child any day now, and her baby needs everything from blankets to building blocks.
After Red Lobster employees discovered a rare blue lobster in a delivery, they found it a new home at a zoo in Akron, Ohio.
Fiona the Hippo is the Cincinnati Zoo's most famous resident, and now she's starring in personalized video messages on Cameo.
The 21-second clip shows the last Tasmanian tiger—or thylacine—ever in captivity roaming her cage at Beaumaris Zoo.
From canine mayors to equine councilmen, these animal politicians prove politics really has gone to the dogs—and cats, goats, gorillas, and other critters.
After closing to visitors, the Chattanooga Zoo in Tennessee let its fennec foxes out of their enclosures for some environmental enrichment.
Special events like the Cincinnati Zoo's daily Facebook Lives and the Budapest Festival Orchestra's 'quarantine soirées' make social distancing feel a bit less mundane.
Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is closed to visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the penguins there got to take advantage of the empty halls.
As part of its zero-waste initiative, the Cincinnati Zoo is turning all the poop produced by its animals into fertilizer—including Fiona the hippo.
Big cats like lions, tigers, and leopards go nuts for Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men, and now a UK zoo is calling for donations of the cologne.
Athena, a 1.5-year-old two-toed sloth, may help the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., launch a successful sloth breeding program.
After celebrating her 50th birthday at the Halle Zoo in Germany, Paula the two-toed sloth earned the world record for oldest sloth in captivity.
Three red panda babies were born at the Virginia Zoo in June, and up to three members of the public will have the honor of choosing their names.
When penguins Skip and Ping expressed their desire to rear a baby chick, zookeepers granted their wish.